Arkansas football: Where does Treylon Burks rank among the greatest wide receivers in Razorback history?

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No 2. Jarius Wright (2008-2011)

Jarius Wright is tied for first on the Hogs’ all-time list for most receptions in a single game. Wright caught an astounding 13 passes in a game against Texas A&M in 2011.

He finished that game with 281 yards and 2 touchdowns in one of the all-time greatest performances in team history. Those 281 yards are the second-most ever recorded by a Razorback in team history.

Wright once recorded four-straight games with 100 or more yards in 2011—only two players had longer streaks (5 games).

Perhaps most impressive, is Wright’s standing in the list for most career touchdown receptions. Wright grabbed 24 touchdowns in his career with the Razorbacks.

Wright was drafted 118th overall in the 2012 draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He appeared in 111 NFL games, recording 224 receptions and 11 touchdowns with Minnesota and Carolina.

No 1. Cobi Hamilton (2009-2012)

The Texarkana native is arguably the greatest receiver in Arkansas Razorbacks history. Hamilton is ranked in the Top 5 of just about every category the Arkansas football team keeps for wide receivers.

Hamilton is No. 5 in most career touchdowns (18), No. 4 in most receptions in a single game (12), No. 3 in most consecutive 100-yard+ receiving games (4) and No. 1 in most receiving yards in a single game (301).

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more decorated receiver in team history. Some of Hamilton’s success should be contributed to then-head coach Bobby Petrino and his high-octane offense. Hamilton directly benefited from a pass-first offense, but made highlight play after highlight play.

Hamilton was a gifted reciever for the Hogs, but couldn’t gain much traction in the NFL, appearing in 14 games for two teams. He was drafted 197th overall in the 2013 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

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