Ricky Stromberg declares for 2023 NFL Draft

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downtown Arkansas Ricky Stromberg announced that he will enter the 2023 NFL Draft. The Tulsa (Okla.) senior made the decision public on his Twitter account Tuesday night.

“First I want to give all the glory to Jesus Christ,” Stromberg said. “He has blessed me immensely over the past four years at the University of Arkansas. I want to thank my mom, dad, Scotty, Tim, and Bonnie for all they’ve done for me and for being such a great support group all my life. I love them dearly.

“I want to thank Coach Pittman, Coach Kennedy and Coach Brad Davis and many others for helping me get to where I am today. They have put so much into me as a player and I wouldn’t even have this opportunity without them.

“To the fans of Arkansas, thank you. You guys have made the past 4 years unforgettable and I will cherish every moment I’ve had here. That said, I’ve decided to apply for the 2023 NFL Draft. Wow pig!”

Stromberg has started at center for the Hogs in all 25 games over the past two seasons. He was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2021 and leads all Razorback offensive lineman this season with an 81.6 PFF offensive line rating.

TRANSFER PORTAL & NFL Draft UPDATES

Below is the full list of scholarship players for the Razorbacks who have entered the portal, left the team or announced their plans to enter the transfer portal this off-season. HawgSports will continue to provide updates on the latest portal event updates with the Arkansas Razorbacks. Here is the updated stock market distribution chart.

C Ricky Stromberg (NFL)

Stromberg has decided to waive his final year of eligibility, which was awarded to him during the pandemic. Stromberg has started 44 games for the Hogs during his four years on campus, including all 12 this fall. Stromberg was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2021.

P Reid Bauer (Portal)

Bauer has announced that he intends to enter the transfer portal for his final year of eligibility. He was a key member of the Arkansas special teams in his career and was the team’s leading punter for the past three seasons. He split time at the position with freshman Max Fletcher during the 2022 season.

DB Khari Johnson (Portal)

Originally from Boston, Johnson came to Arkansas from Suffield Academy in Connecticut as a fairly late bloomer in the Class of 2020. He also received a late offer from Georgia. Johnson has helped at cornerback and safety in each of his three seasons with the Hogs, but never broke through as a consistent starter, though he made three starts in 2022.

DE Eric Thomas Jr. (Portal)

Playing in 11 games in 2022, Thomas has helped the Hogs over the past three years, though he’s made it to special teams almost exclusively this season as his playing time has dwindled. He came to Arkansas from Pensacola (Fla.) in the class of 2020.

W.R. Jadon Haselwood (NFL)

Arkansas wide receiver Jadon Haselwood has announced that he will waive his remaining eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. Haselwood is not expected to participate in Arkansas’ upcoming bowl game, which will not be announced until after the conference title games this weekend.

N.B. Jacorrei Turner (Portal)

Arkansas redshirt sophomore nickel back Jacques Turner is the latest Razorback player to announce his plan to enter the transfer portal. Turner played in 12 games last season, but failed to start or see much action in a secondary that has been plagued by injuries at times this season. He was the No. 129 overall prospect in the state of Georgia in the class of 2020.

TE Erin Outley (Portal)

The freshman redshirt tight end was a consensus three-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting class and a Little Rock (Ark.), has announced he will be entering the transfer portal. He did not appear in a game for the Hogs during his two seasons on campus.

QB Malik Hornsby (Portal)

A redshirt sophomore from Missouri City, Texas, Hornsby played in 15 games for Arkansas over the past two seasons and made his first career start against LSU. He completed 18 of his 39 career pass attempts for 314 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He amassed 307 rushing yards on 52 attempts while teaming up with the Hogs.

DB Myles Slusher (Portal)

After making eight starts in his first two seasons at Arkansas, Broken Arrow (Okla.) native Slusher made six starts this season while sustaining multiple injuries, recording 28 tackles, two sacks and one deflection. Slusher also served a one-game suspension following an arrest for alleged disorderly conduct.

In three seasons with the Razorbacks, Slusher recorded 93 tackles (9.0 for loss), 2.5 sacks, five pass deflections, two interceptions, two fumbles, and a forced fumble.

R. B. James Jointer (Portal)

A native of Little Rock (Ark.), Jointer was a consensus three-star in the 2022 recruiting class. According to the 247Sports Composite, he was the No. 8 player in the state of Arkansas and the No. 49 in the class. Jointer played in one game for the Razorbacks this season, recording three rushing attempts for nine yards in a win against Auburn in Week 9.

W. R. Warren Thompson (Portal)

Thompson appeared in 19 games for the Hogs over the past two seasons, catching 31 passes for 482 yards and four touchdowns. He left the team after the 13-10 loss of Arkansas vs. LSU in Week 11, a game Thompson started.

DB/WR Pursuit Lowery (Portal)

Lowery, a consensus three-star in the recruiting class of 2021, did not appear in a game during his Arkansas career. He made the move to wide receiver just before the start of the 2022 season.

R. B. Javion Hunt (Unknown)

A three-star contender in the class of 2021, Hunt appeared in one game as a true freshman, running for 19 yards on four carries against Georgia Southern. He did not appear in a game as a redshirt freshman and left the team during the 2022 season.

LB Marco Avant (Retired)

Avant struggled with several injuries during his time in Arkansas and did not appear in a game for the Razorbacks before medically retiring as a freshman during the 2022 season.

TE Dax Courtney (Retired)

Courtney, a three-star contender in the Class of 2022, medically retired from multiple injuries before making his Razorback debut.

W. R. Jaquayln Crawford (Portal)

A former four-star recruit, Crawford played in two games for the Razorbacks after his move from Oklahoma. He caught three passes for 27 yards in 2021 before entering the portal ahead of the 2022 season.

D. L. Taylor Lewis (Portal)

Lewis entered the portal during fall camp after transferring from the College of the Canyons during the offseason.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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