The Razorback defensive backfield has been transformed. Two seasons ago, the unit was a liability. Now? They're coming into the year described as the strength of this defense.
There's work to be done (cornerbacks and safeties combined for just 11 interceptions last season) but they feel they have what it takes to improve and even carry this team if need be.
The secondary will be one of the most important position groups to watch at this weekend's Spring Game. Here are the storylines you need to know:
1️⃣ Brick By Brick: Jalen Catalon was a Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American after racking up 99 tackles last season, which no freshman in the country surpassed. Here is how he's building on a stellar first year.
2️⃣ Flip The Switch: He was a walk-on as a freshman and a special teams contributor as a sophomore. Now he's got all the confidence in the world, according to head coach Sam Pittman. How high is Simeon Blair's ceiling?
3️⃣ Depth Charges: The secondary was a major weakness as recently as 2019. Now, with a change in the coaching staff and defensive philosophy, it's quickly becoming a strength. Here is your depth chart breakdown for the defensive backfield.
The Razorback football team hosts its annual Spring Game this Saturday afternoon at 2pm CT and you can get your FREE tickets here.