The wide receiver room for the Arkansas Razorbacks matches up with their SEC counterparts as well as any position on the field. Treylon Burks, Trey Knox and Mike Woods are a solid trio that has Hogs fans excited about the potential of having a much more potent offensive attack now that Kendal Briles is on staff and calling the plays.
The main question about the receiver group has been what the depth would look like behind their top three. Tyson Morris, Koilan Jackson, Kendall Catalon and others are all in the mix, but the two names who have been mentioned most consistently are TJ Hammonds and De’Vion Warren.
There are interesting similarities between Hammonds and Warren, seniors who have both shown flashes of big play explosion but have never found consistent roles in the offense during their careers. Warren has mostly made his mark as a return man on special teams, but only has seven career receptions to his credit. Hammonds has mixed in a handful of big plays, mostly at running back, during his career but has made the permanent switch to wide receiver this season.
So far, both have had strong camps for the Razorbacks. Head coach Sam Pittman has noticed both speedsters making plays consistently on the practice field, which could lead to roles come game day. TJ Hammonds, he’s fast, you know? He’s gotten behind defensive backs a few times,” Pittman said. “De’Vion Warren and Hammonds, those are the guys behind the first three that I can think of that have made plays.