Arkansas Football: 5 players we hope are back next season

Malik Hornsby, Arkansas Football (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
Malik Hornsby, Arkansas Football (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /
3 of 3
Arkansas football
Jalen Catalon, Arkansas football (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /

AJ Green, Running back

Freshman running back AJ Green may be the odd-man out of the running back rotation at Arkansas, but we would hate to see someone with such talent to transfer out.

Trelon Smith, Dominique Johnson and Raheim Sanders all combined for nearly 1,600 rushing yards. Green himself had 200 rushing yards— he’s a really good back with a lot of potential.

Hopefully Green isn’t discouraged by being buried on the depth chart. Once Smith graduates, it’ll definitely open up some opportunities for the young player out of Tulsa, Okla.

Jalen Catalon, Safety

Sophomore Jalen Catalon, like Stromberg and Burks, stands to be selected early in the NFL Draft. Right now, he’s ranked as the No. 4 safety prospect in the NFL draft and the 74th overall best prospect, per CBS Sports.

Catalon missed a big portion of the season with a shoulder injury and the subsequent surgery that followed in mid-October.

Catalon coming back for another season would be an absolute boon for the Razorback defense that featured at least five seniors who saw regular playing time.

Hot. Former Razorback now a star of Food Network. light