Arkansas position glance Tight ends:

Good mix of skills gives Hogs options

By: Tom Murphy
Published: August 20, 2014 at 3:27 a.m. - Updated: August 20, 2014 at 3:27 a.m.
Arkansas sophomore tight end Hunter Henry makes a catch during practice Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas sophomore tight end Hunter Henry makes a catch during practice Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Bret Bielema's offenses have been very good to the tight end position.

Tight ends glance

RETURNING STARTER Hunter Henry

LOSSES Austin Tate, Mitchell Loewen

WHO’S BACK Jeremy Sprinkle, Alex Voelzke

WHO’S NEWAJ Derby, Jack Kraus

WALK-ONS Will Duncan

ANALYSIS The Razorbacks will use multiple tight end sets frequently and they’ll sprinkle the tight ends everywhere with them lining up at the traditional end-of-the-line spot, split wide, in the slot, as an H-back and even at fullback. Starter Hunter Henry and fellow sophomore Jeremy Sprinkle have improved at in-line blocking. AJ Derby’s knowledge of the offense, great hands and blocking ability are welcome additions. Alex Voelzke is a key asset for depth, which helped allow Arkansas to move Mitchell Loewen to defensive end. Freshman Jack Kraus is good insurance against injuries while possibly redshirting.


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