Ricky Stromberg declares for the 2023 NFL Draft

By | November 30, 2022

downtown arkansas Ricky Stromberg announced that he will enter the 2023 NFL Draft. The Tulsa (Okla.) veteran 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 so much the past four years at the University of Arkansas. I want to thank my mom, dad, Scotty, Tim and Bonnie for everything they’ve done for me and for being such an incredible support group throughout my life. I love them so much.

“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’ve dedicated so much to me as a player and I wouldn’t have had this opportunity without them.

“To the Arkansas fans, thank you. You have made the last 4 years unforgettable and I will cherish every moment I have spent here. With that being said, I have decided to declare 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 linemen this season with an offensive rating of 81.6 PFF.

TRANSFER PORTAL & NFL DRAFT UPDATES

Below is the full list of Razorbacks scholarship players who joined the portal, left the team, or announced their plans to join the transfer portal this offseason. HawgSports will continue to provide updates on all the latest updates on any portal happening with the Arkansas Razorbacks. Here is the updated scholarship distribution chart.

Ç Ricky Stromberg (NFL)

Stromberg decided to forego his final year of eligibility, which he was given during the pandemic. Stromberg started 44 games for the Hogs during his four years on campus, including all 12 this fall. Stromberg was a 2021 Second-Team All-SEC selection.

P Reid Bauer (Portal)

Bauer has announced that he plans to enter the transfer portal in his final year of eligibility. He has been a key member of Arkansas’ special teams throughout his career, serving as the team’s leading punter for most of the past three seasons. He split time at the position with rookie Max Fletcher through the 2022 season.

DB Khari Johnson (Portal)

Johnson is originally from Boston and came to Arkansas from Suffield Academy in Connecticut as a late starter in the Class of 2020. He also received a late offer from Georgia. Johnson helped at cornerback and safety in each of his three seasons with the Hogs, but he never broke out as a consistent starter, although he made three appearances in 2022.

DE Eric Thomas Jr. (Portal)

Thomas played in 11 games in 2022 and has helped the Hogs over the past three years, though he’s come almost exclusively on special teams this season as his playing time has declined. He came to Arkansas from Pensacola (Fla.) in the Class of 2020.

WR Jadon Haselwood (NFL)

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

NB Jacorrei Turner (Portal)

Arkansas redshirt sophomore nickel back Jacorrei Turner is the latest Razorback player to announce his plan to join the transfer portal. Turner played in 12 games last season but hasn’t started or seen much action in a secondary that has been plagued by injuries at times this season. He was the #129 overall candidate in the state of Georgia in the Class of 2020.

TE Erin Outley (Portal)

The redshirt rookie tight end was a three-star consensus prospect in the 2021 draft class and a Little Rock (Ark.), announced that 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)

Hornsby, a redshirt sophomore from Missouri City (Texas), appeared in 15 games over the last two seasons for Arkansas 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 during his tenure with the Hogs.

DB Myles Slusher (Portal)

After making eight starts in his first two seasons at Arkansas, Slusher, a Broken Arrow, Okla., native, has made six starts this season while battling multiple injuries, recording 28 tackles, two sacks and a pass 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 passes defensed, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

RB James Jointer (Portal)

Jointer, a native of Little Rock (Ark.), was a consensus three-star prospect in the 2022 recruiting class. He was the 8th player at Arkansas State and the 49th running back in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite. Jointer appeared in one game for the Razorbacks this season, recording three rushing attempts for nine yards in a win against Auburn in Week 9.

WR Warren Thompson (Portal)

Thompson has 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 following Arkansas’ 13-10 loss to LSU in Week 11, a game Thompson started.

DB/WR Chase Lowery (Portal)

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

RB Javion Hunt (Unknown)

Hunt, a three-star prospect in the Class of 2021, appeared in one game as a true freshman, rushing 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 multiple injuries during his time at Arkansas and did not appear in a game for the Razorbacks before medically retiring during the 2022 season as a redshirt freshman.

TE Dax Courtney (Retired)

Courtney, a three-star prospect in the Class of 2022, was medically retired after several injuries before making his Razorback debut.

WR Jaquayln Crawford (Portal)

Crawford, a former four-star recruit, appeared in two games for the Razorbacks after the Oklahoma transfer. He caught three passes for 27 yards in 2021 before entering the portal ahead of the 2022 season.

DL Taylor Lewis (Portal)

Lewis entered the portal during the fall camp following the offseason transfer from College of the Canyons.

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