Photographs by David Gottschalk
University of Arkansas Razorback tight end Jeremy Patton runs through drills Wednesday, August 8, 2018, during football practice on campus in Fayetteville.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Third in a series profiling the position groups for the Arkansas Razorbacks
Tight ends glance
RETURNING STARTERS Austin Cantrell (10 starts in 2017), Jeremy Patton (6)
LOSSES Will Gragg (transferred)
WHO’S BACK Cheyenne O’Grady (1 start in 2017), Grayson Gunter (redshirted last season), Hayden Johnson
WHO’S NEW None
WALK-ONS Trey Purifoy, Blake Kern
ANALYSIS The tight ends have perhaps the most veteran group on the team with mostly upperclassmen. Gunter, who redshirted last year to increase strength after a second labrum surgery, and Kern are the lone sophomores. The Razorbacks are not likely to run jumbo packages with two or three tight ends on the field at once in run formations, but intend to get plenty of mileage from the position, as evidenced in spring scrimmages. The players at the tight end spots will be versatile with motions, lead blocking, being attached to the line and split out.
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