Notes and observations from Day 4 of fall camp

By: Scottie Bordelon Scottie Bordelon's Twitter account
Published: Monday, August 9, 2021
Arkansas defensive back LaDarrius Bishop is shown during practice Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas defensive back LaDarrius Bishop is shown during practice Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Fayetteville.

Arkansas held its fourth preseason practice on Monday, splitting time between the indoor facility and the grass field outside Walker Pavilion.

The Razorbacks did their Fastball Start today and we got to see the first bit of team action of training camp. Here is how the groups shook out 1-3 and who made what happen:

OFFENSE

QB

1 KJ Jefferson

2 Malik Hornsby

3 John Stephen Jones

RB

1 Trelon Smith

2 Dominique Johnson

3 Javion Hunt

WR1

1 Trey Knox

2 Kendall Catalon

3 Ketron Jackson

WR2

1 Jaquayln Crawford

2 TJ Hammonds

3 Bryce Stephens

WR3

1 Treylon Burks

2 Tyson Morris

3 Harper Cole

TE

1 Hudson Henry

2 Blake Kern

3 Nathan Bax

LT

1 Myron Cunningham

2 Jalen St. John

3 Drew Vest

LG

1 Luke Jones

2 Brady Latham

3 Dylan Rathcke

C

1 Ty Clary

2 Shane Clenin

3 Josh Street

RG

1 Beaux Limmer

2 Ryan Winkel

3 Terry Wells

RT

1 Dalton Wagner OR Marcus Henderson

2 Ty’kieast Crawford

3 Ray Curry

Notes: Did not see Ricky Stromberg. Henderson got the first-team reps at right tackle during the quick start to the team work, then Wagner hopped in in Henderson’s place for the pass protection/rush drill. During position work with Cody Kennedy, Henderson was No. 1 at right tackle.

The first-team offense did not get much accomplished against the No. 1 defense. KJ Jefferson was pressured and scrambled left on one play, ran left again on another and threw incomplete on his final rep as he looked for Trey Knox. Trelon Smith ran through a good hole on play No. 2.

Malik Hornsby kept the ball on one play for what looked like no gain, completed a screen pass to Kendall Catalon for a minimal gain then threw incomplete with Dorian Gerald bearing down on him.

John Stephen Jones threw an interception on the final play. He ran left on play No. 1 for a decent gain, then Javion Hunt ran twice for a minimal gain.

DEFENSE

DE

1 Jashaud Stewart

2 Dorian Gerald

3 Morgan Hanna

DT

1 Eric Gregory

2 Taurean Carter

3 John Ridgeway

DT

1 Isaiah Nichols

2 Marcus Miller

3 Markell Utsey

DE

1 Zach Williams

2 Mataio Soli

3 Tre Williams

LB

1 Grant Morgan

2 Andrew Parker

3 Jackson Woodard

LB

1 Bumper Pool

2 Hayden Henry

3 Deon Edwards

CB

1 LaDarrius Bishop

2 Hudson Clark

3 Devin Bush

CB

1 Montaric Brown

2 Khari Johnson

3 Nick Turner

S

1 Jalen Catalon

2 Simeon Blair

3 Malik Chavis

S

1 Joe Foucha

2 Trent Gordon

3 Jayden Johnson

Nickel

1 Greg Brooks

2 Myles Slusher

3 Jacorrei Turner

Notes: First-team defense looked standard aside from LaDarrius Bishop moving up to corner ahead of Hudson Clark, but it isn’t a huge surprise. Those two are in a battle at the position and it’s common to sometimes see the No. 2 slide up for a day or so on merit, or to see how he handles himself.

Arkansas’ three big transfer portal additions all got reps on the third-team defensive line. Shortly after the team work, they joined Dorian Gerald and made up one group in a pass protection/rush drill. I liked that bunch. Plenty of experience and playmaking between all of them.

Deon Edwards came away with an interception at the end of the third team’s time on the field. Edwards also got a shout of approval from Sam Pittman in how he pursued a ballcarrier to the sideline.

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