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Arkansas Position Glance: Cornerbacks

Hogs look to tighten things up on the edges

By Tom Murphy

This article was originally published August 12, 2014 at 3:26 a.m. Updated August 11, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

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Arkansas cornerbacks Carroll Washington (21) and Tevin Mitchel (8) run onto the field at Razorback Stadium prior to the Razorbacks' Red-White Game on April 20, 2013.

Cornerbacks glance

RETURNING STARTERS Tevin Mitchel (10 starts in 2013), Will Hines (6)

KEY LOSSES None

WHO’S BACK Carroll Washington (4 starts in 2013), Jared Collins (2), D.J. Dean (2)

WHO’S NEW Cornelius Floyd, Santos Ramirez, Henre’ Toliver

WALK-ONS Kevin Richardson

ANALYSIS A unit with 47 career starts should be set to rebound from a disappointing 2013 season. Mitchel, a 24-game starter, was in position to make plays last year, but was beaten often. He should have a bounce-back year and provide a veteran presence along with Washington, whose leadership is being hailed by the coaches. Collins added 5 pounds (to 180), but could still be heavier to help in run support. Hines has 15 career starts and is the group’s most physical talent at 6-1, 191. Dean took quality snaps last season. The freshman class, expected to push for playing time, is the best Arkansas has signed in years.

Bret Bielema says he believes brighter days are just around the corner for Arkansas' collection of cornerbacks.

Cornerbacks glance

RETURNING STARTERS Tevin Mitchel (10 starts in 2013), Will Hines (6)

KEY LOSSES None

WHO’S BACK Carroll Washington (4 starts in 2013), Jared Collins (2), D.J. Dean (2)

WHO’S NEW Cornelius Floyd, Santos Ramirez, Henre’ Toliver

WALK-ONS Kevin Richardson

ANALYSIS A unit with 47 career starts should be set to rebound from a disappointing 2013 season. Mitchel, a 24-game starter, was in position to make plays last year, but was beaten often. He should have a bounce-back year and provide a veteran presence along with Washington, whose leadership is being hailed by the coaches. Collins added 5 pounds (to 180), but could still be heavier to help in run support. Hines has 15 career starts and is the group’s most physical talent at 6-1, 191. Dean took quality snaps last season. The freshman class, expected to push for playing time, is the best Arkansas has signed in years.

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