Taking A Stab At 2013 Starters


FAYETTEVILLE — What will Arkansas' next coach get to work with next season?

It's a topic we tackled in this morning's newspapers as Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long's search continues. You can read the story by clicking this link.

In addition to the story, we also took a stab at what Arkansas' starting lineup could look like next season.

It's an inexact science, of course. We don't know what kind of system Arkansas will run on either side of the ball next season. We don't know if there are any juniors (like Knile Davis) planning to jump into the NFL Draft. And we don't know which newcomers will be on campus to contribute right away.

But that won't stop us from taking a stab at it.

So we took a look at some projected starters for 2013.

Thoughts?

PROJECTED STARTERS FOR 2013

Offense

QB – Brandon Allen (So.) OR Brandon Mitchell (Sr.)

RB – Knile Davis (Sr.) OR Jonathan Williams (So.)

FB – Kiero Small (Sr.)

WR – Mekale McKay (So.), Javontee Herndon (Sr.)

TE – Austin Tate (Sr.)

OT – David Hurd (Sr.), Brey Cook (Jr.)

OG – Alvin Bailey (Sr.), Luke Charpentier (Jr.)

C – Travis Swanson (Sr.)

Defense

DE – Chris Smith (Sr.), Trey Flowers (Jr.)

DT – Byran Jones (Sr.), Robert Thomas (Sr.)

LB – A.J. Turner (So.), Otha Peters (So.), Jarrett Lake (Jr.)

CB – Tevin Mitchel (Jr.), Will Hines (So.)

S – Eric Bennett (Sr.), Rohan Gaines (So.)

Special Teams

K – Zach Hocker (Sr.)

P – Zach Hocker (Sr.)

LS – Alan D’Appollonio (Jr.)

H – Brian Buehner (Jr.)

KR – D’Arthur Cowan (So.)

PR – Nate Holmes (So.)