FAYETEVILLE — It’s not secret that the Arkansas Razorbacks are well stocked at the receiver position. In fact, when all is said and done for the upcoming football season, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Hogs’ receiving corps doesn’t turn out to be the best the SEC has to offer.
But it seemed to be a fairly uneventful spring at the position, which in a way was good. No one receiver truly stood out, but none regressed either as new receivers coach Kris Cinkovich took over the reins from Paul Petrino.
Jarius Wright seemed to have the most consistent spring and probably not coincidentally he had the best night in the Hogs spring game, catching seven passes for 118 yards for the White squad.
Fellow junior Greg Childs also had a good spring, and he truly stands out physically at 6-3, 215 pounds. He is a proven deep threat and it showed in the Hogs’ April 24 Red-White game when he hauled in a 69-yard pass from Tyler Wilson.
Joe Adams missed nearly a week of spring work for an undisclosed reason, but on the days he was in practice, he usually made and eye-popping catch. Sophomores Cobi Hamilton and Lance Ray both have excellent size and speed that give the Hogs two more players with game-breaking potential.
All that being said there is room for a freshman or two to earn playing time at the spot since Bobby Petrino likes to platoon his receivers and often uses three at a time.
Hamilton, who had one catch for a 44-yard touchdown in the Red-White game, posted today on his Facebook page that he had surgery to repair a broken thumb. The UA has yet to confirm the injury, but one would believe with three full months until preseason camp, he should be recovered.