Position Analysis: Running Backs:

Whaley makes up ground for Razorbacks

Sophomore elevates game after Rawleigh loss

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Arkansas running back Devwah Whaley carries the ball through a practice device Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, during practice at the university's practice field in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas running back Devwah Whaley carries the ball through a practice device Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, during practice at the university's practice field in Fayetteville.

Devwah Whaley always has been serious about football.

Tailbacks glance

Returning starters none

Losses Rawleigh Williams (11 starts in 2016), Kody Walker (2 starts in 2016), Damon Mitchell (transferred)

Who’s back Devwah Whaley, T.J. Hammonds (WR/RB)

Who’s new David Williams, Chase Hayden, Maleek Williams

Walk-ons Connor McPherson, Justice Hobbs

Analysis The top two tailbacks in this Bret Bielema-Dan Enos offense will almost certainly have the opportunity to combine for 1,800 or more yards, as different tandems have done over the years. Whaley and David Williams should provide the physical, between-the-tackles power that is a staple for these Hogs, while Hayden offers the opportunity to cover chunks of yardage on big plays.

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