ARKANSAS FOOTBALL POSITION ANALYSIS CORNERBACKS:

Pulley no slouch on confidence

By: Bob Holt
Published: Monday, August 21, 2017
Arkansas cornerback Ryan Pulley runs through drills Friday, July 28, 2017, during practice.
Photo by David Gottschalk
Arkansas cornerback Ryan Pulley runs through drills Friday, July 28, 2017, during practice.

Ryan Pulley didn't hesitate when the Arkansas Razorbacks junior was asked if he's one of the best cornerbacks in the SEC.

KEY LOSS Jared Collins

RETURN STARTERS Ryan Pulley (12 starts in 2016), Henre Toliver (10 starts)

WHO’S BACK Kevin Richardson, Britto Tutt, Nate Dalton

WHO’S NEW Kamren Curl, Chevin Calloway, Korey Hernandez, Jarques McClellion, Jordan Curtis

ANALYSIS Pulley is strong in coverage. He had 13 pass breakups and 2 interceptions last season. Toliver is a physical corner with 24 career starts. He’s moving back outside after covering slot receivers most of the last two seasons. Richardson is back after missing all but the first game last season because of a pectoral injury and has the versatility to play all he cornerback spots as well as safety. Tutt, a junior college transfer, missed all of last season because of a knee injury but is being counted on to play as a backup. Among the newcomers, Curl and Calloway have the best chance to contribute this season.

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