Of­fen­sive line at a glance

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS -

KEY LOSS Dan Skip­per RE­TURN­ING STARTERS C Frank Rag­now (13 starts), G Hjalte Fro­holdt (13), T Brian Wal­lace (10), G Johnny Gib­son (5). WHO’S BACK T Colton Jack­son ( 3 starts), C/G Jake Rauler­son (7 starts), C Zach Rogers, G Jalen Merrick, G Deion Malone, T Paul Ramirez, G Jake Hein­rich. WHO’S NEW T Shane Clenin, T Dal­ton Wag­ner, T Kirby Ad­cock, G Ty Clary WALK-ONS C Jack­son Han­nah, T Tyler Hall, T Cooper Sone, C Audry Horn ANAL­Y­SIS The line should be im­proved with six play­ers hav­ing start­ing ex­pe­ri­ence af­ter the Ra­zor­backs al­lowed 35 sacks last sea­son. Rag­now, a team cap­tain, is the an­chor in the mid­dle and one of the na­tion’s best line­men. The five play­ers who closed spring prac­tice as the starters are in those same spots in train­ing camp, which will help with con­ti­nu­ity. Pass pro­tec­tion looked good in Sat­ur­day’s scrim­mage, although run­ning the ball was a strug­gle at times. This is of­fen­sive line coach Kurt An­der­son’s sec­ond sea­son at Arkansas, so the com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween he and the play­ers is bet­ter.

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