FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas senior Jeremy Sprinkle’s impressive play, both as a blocker and receiver, has NFL scouts taking an elevated interest in the Hogs’ tight end.
“I was sitting there today with several NFL scouts and they’re just chomping at the bit to get a chance to be around him,” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said Thursday during his weekly radio show.
“We’ve actually had a lot of success at that position and I think he’ll turn out to be one of the best.”
Sprinkle was recently named one of 30 players on the midseason watch list for the Mackey Award, given annually to the top tight end in college football. He has 18 catches for 194 yards and 4 touchdowns this season.