College Football Preview: Arkansas Razorbacks

Adam FisherContributor IIAugust 12, 2010

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 28:  Quarterback Ryan Mallett #15 of the Arkansas Razorbacks talks with his team during a time out against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Tigers defeated the Razorbacks 33-30 in overtime.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Offense: Arkansas will have one of the best offenses in the nation if the O-line stays healthy and keeps Ryan Mallett off the ground. Ryan Mallett will be a Heisman contender all year because of his ability to make every throw, and to have all of his top four WR's return, Joe Adams, Jarius Wright, Greg Childs, and Cobi Hamilton will help a lot. Also talented TE D.J. Williams returns. With all that talent, they will be able to throw over anyone in the nation. What about the running game? They will return the team's top four running backs: Broderick Green, Ronnie Wingo, Khile Davis, and Dennis Johnson. And they are all explosive in different ways.

Defense: Last year Arkansas gave up big play after big play. They have a great D-line anchored by Jake Bequette. Arkansas' secondary should be fine with Rudell Crim returning and also Ramon Broadway and Tramain Thomas. The linebacking corps is the biggest question mark with only two starters returning in Jerico Nelson and leading tackler from last year Jerry Franklin.

Overview: 10-2 Arkansas will lose two games to Alabama and Texas A&M in a shootout for the ages, but overall a very good season for the Razorbacks.