Arkansas held a two-hour practice on the intramural fiels this morning, kicking off its final day of two-a-day work.
The Razorbacks will be back on the field at 4 p.m. for its second practice of the day. It will be held in Razorback Stadium.
I've already tweeted a few notes from the morning workout. But here they are in blog form:
• There were nine NFL scouts watching the morning workout. Arkansas apparently has a few NFL prospects on its roster. The teams out there included Miami (2 scouts), Pittsburgh, Oakland, Denver, Jacksonville, Baltimore, Arizona and Minnesota. Was told the Pittsburgh scout was Kelvin Fisher, whose son players safety for the Razorbacks. Also was told the Baltimore scout was the organization's director of college scouting, Joe Hortiz.
• QB Tyler Wilson was pretty sharp during team drills during the morning workout. He completed 14 straight to open before going 1-for-4 to finish his morning. The closing stretch included a couple of nice breakups by safety Rohan Gaines and linebacker Jarrett Lake. So Wilson finished 15-for-18 in team work this morning.
• WR Cobi Hamilton had a nice morning practice, pulling in five of those completions from Wilson during the team drills. It included a couple of over-the-shoulder catches on deep balls, which must have looked good to the NFL scouts. Hamilton pulled in the deep passes over Darius Winston and Kaelon Kelleybrew. The corners had good coverage on both passes.
• CB Davyon McKinney got some first-team work during team drills in place of starter Tevin Mitchel, who has been limited by what appears to be a groin injury he suffered a couple of days ago. Also, DT Byran Jones watched team drills from the sideline with a cast of some sort on his right hand. Both Mitchel and Jones were dressed out and participating in portions of practice, but weren't been involved in team drills.
• So if you add it up: Five defensive starters/key players were watching team drills Wednesday. Jones and Mitchel joined linebackers Alonzo Highsmith and Tenarius Wright and safety Eric Bennett. That's nearly half of the starting defense (at least entering preseason practice) missing time today.
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau