Linebackers — C

Unlike a season ago when Sam Olajubutu was a leader on and off the field, Arkansas doesn't appear to have that head-hunting stopper in the middle of its defense in 2007. Senior Weston Dacus does his job as a vocal leader, but he doesn't provide the on-field ability like Olajubutu.

Then there's the issue of depth with this group. Behind Dacus, sophomore Freddie Fairchild and junior Elston Forte, Arkansas depends on too much youth at this position.

The good news for the Razorbacks is Fairchild appears to be developing and Forte looks to be adjusting to his new starting role. But until this linebacking corps starts standing out and improves its play against the run, their grade will continue to be just average.

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