That would be redshirting freshman defensive ends Deatrich Wise (6-6, 240), Jamichael Winston (6-5, 250), Brandon Lewis (6-5, 235) and Taiwan Johnson (6-3, 245).
Razorback head coach John L. Smith said all of them have had a great week of practice during this week without a game.
"They are great in they get better all the time," Smith said. "We have toyed with the idea of playing those guys but we have not done that, we have not had to do that. You keep your fingers crossed.
"They are going to be real good players and they are good enough to play, but it's just that you would like to hang onto them and not have to play them and that's kind of where we are right now," Smith added. "We are hoping we can stay that way."
The off week allowed for the young ones get reps and for injured senior tight end Chris Gragg to continue healing.
"I don't know that you ever get everything that you wanted to accomplish, but it was a real good week for us," Smith said. "We needed this week."
"Gragg got healthier," Smith added. "He is still a little bit sore but he was the one guy that we could get back. From an injury standpoint, that was helpful and I think you will be ready to roll here in another week."
"A lot of reps was good and we serviced ourselves and got a real good look all week long," Smith continued. "Knock on wood and we will have wait to the game to see, but I think we have made a lot of improvement."
The week also allowed defensive lineman D.D. Jones – who missed last week's 49-7 win over visiting Kentucky - to get some needed rest.
"D.D. Jones's legs are coming around a little bit, but the more rest he gets the better it is for him," Smith said. "He just needs a couple of weeks of rest. It's kind of like when a good racehorse breaks down. He is going so hard, going all the time and for some guys they just need a little more rest."
Arkansas has been having its defensive ends such as junior college transfer Austin Flynn and Chris Smith time at linebacker.
"That is just part of the plan that we have done with Flynn and the other defensive ends as well," Smith said. "We can do that with Chris and others. He is getting better all the time.
"The thing about a junior college guy again you wish you could redshirt all the junior college guys the problem is you can't," Smith added. "Now the later half of this year the light is starting to go on (for Flynn). He's getting a lot, lot better. You wish you could set them for a year and have two great years but that's not the case.
"You see the same thing out of a Demetrius Wilson," Smith added of the juco wide reciever. "Before he hurt his pinky, he was really coming on."
Smith also praised punter Dylan Breeding.
"He has been real good other than that first game when he got off to a bad start," Smith said. "He has been real good since then. Our trade-off in the exchange of punts in the last 3 games has been particularly good… He has been hitting some great balls."
Arkansas has had several season-ending injuries and those guys such as Keiro Small and Tenarius Wright are out helping to coach their positions.
"They're out there every day and they're out there coaching," Smith said. "We encourage them to be coaching the position."
Linebacker Alonzo Highsmith will soon be doing the same thing. "As soon as he can get in a boot like Keiro is, like Tenarius is," Smith added, "then he will be out there on the field coaching those guys. That's what we expect out of those guys." Thursday's practice was done with several coaches on the road recruiting.
"At least half of the staff are out," Smith said. "The coordinators stayed in. Coach (Paul) Petrino and Coach (Paul) Haynes stayed in and a couple of the other coaches. But they all going to be leaving later today and we'll all be out tomorrow. We will all be on the road and get out and get some recruiting done."
Smith talked about his philosophy of recruiting and redshirting.
"It is always been my belief that if you can get 17 kids per class, then you're going to be in great shape," Smith said. "You're going to have ups and downs and things like that. We're trying to bring in some JC guys to next year's junior class - needs guys. We need about seven and the class the year after is going to need some."
Arkansas' players will return to work on Sunday night as the Razorbacks (3-4, 2-2) prepare to face Ole Miss (4-3, 1-2) next Saturday in Little Rock.
"Hopefully we made that kind of stride this week without a game and we can continue and make a giant leap," Smith added. "We are going to have to do that against Ole Miss. It's a little bit different. It's not just go out and play football. Very disciplined. You have to be able to execute option responsibilities so it is testing not only becoming better at what we're doing, but it is really going to test our discipline and making sure we have our assignments right."