Arkansas Football: 5 Players That Will Have an Impact in the NFL

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Arkansas Football: 5 Players That Will Have an Impact in the NFL
John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Murphy's Sixth Corollary states that it is impossible to make anything foolproof, "because fools are so ingenious."

In an unannounced effort to test that theory, Arkansas football served as Cavia procellus in 2012.

A roster stocked, particularly on offense, with a lion's share of NFL talent at every conceivable position was riding high in the residuum of a Cotton Bowl victory over Kansas State, and everyone—save for a trio of wide receivers fresh out of eligibility—was set to return to Fayetteville, Ark.

The rest, as someone, somewhere once said, is history. Bobby Petrino got beat up by his mistress' fiance—err, I mean wrecked his motorcycle. John L. Smith was hired to serve as duct tape. Paul Petrino was left to his own device, and everything fell apart in grandiose fashion.

In the aftermath, draft momentum for several former Razorbacks has been stunted—and in some cases—stalled altogether.

The coming NFL combine, as well as Arkansas' pro day to a lesser degree, will provide some opportunity to improve stock IPOs. But, in most cases, interviews and agility drills won't be enough to rectify the damage of the catastrophic JLS era.

That's bad news for the checking accounts of a handful of former Hogs, but great news for the savvy general managers that scoop them up at a dime on the dollar.

There is some Google, circa 2004, bargain potential in this group.

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