Defensive line at a glance
RETURNING STARTERS DE McTelvin Agim (5 starts in 2016)
KEY LOSSES DE Deatrich Wise, DE Jeremiah Ledbetter, DT Taiwan Johnson, DE JaMichael Winston.
WHO’S BACK NG Bijhon Jackson, DE T.J. Smith, NG Austin Capps, DE Armon Watts, DE Briston Guidry, DE Jonathan Marshall, DE Jake Hall
WHO’S NEW DE Michael Taylor, NG Dylan Hays, DE David Porter
WALK-ON DE Elias Hale ANALYSIS Arkansas coaches say they’re confident the defensive line has the size, talent and depth to be effective in the move to the 3-4 scheme. Agim is a big-time talent who started the final five games as a true freshman. Jackson, a highly regarded signee whose career has not lived up to expectations, is hoping to shine as a senior in the new system. Smith has played sparingly, but as a redshirt sophomore looks ready to compete with Watts for a starting job. Capps, Guidry, Marshall and Hall figure to make the rotation. Hays has made a good impression since moving from offensive line to nose guard for preseason camp.