With the 2023 NFL Draft officially upon us, it’s time to see where your favorite Arkansas football players will land this weekend.
Sam Pittman has done a decent job of developing NFL prospects over the years and while this cycle might be light on Razorbacks, he does have a potential first-rounder on his hands.
Where will all the Razorbacks land this weekend?
In my first NFL mock draft, I had Drew Sanders sneaking into the first round and he could very well end up there on Thursday evening, but I think he’s going to slip just slightly to the second round.
Sanders started just one full year for Arkansas in 2022 and he racked up 103 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, an interception, and five pass breakups. He came over from Alabama before the 2022 season after recording 33 tackles with the Tide over two seasons.
Obviously he has the talent to play at some of the better SEC programs and he learned from some elite coaches.
Although he’s not the biggest or strongest linebacker, he has great lateral quickness and his sideline-to-sideline pursuit is top-notch.
I can see him going to a team like the Steelers, Seahawks, or Raiders early in the second round. He could always sneak into round one.