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Morgan leads revamped and eager group of Arkansas wide receivers

  • In this photo taken on Nov. 2, 2013, Arkansas wide receiver Keon Hatcher carries in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Beth Hall)

    In this photo taken on Nov. 2, 2013, Arkansas wide receiver Keon Hatcher carries in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Beth Hall)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Oct. 12, 2013, Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry walks onto the field during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/April L. Brown

    In this photo taken on Oct. 12, 2013, Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry walks onto the field during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/April L. Brown  (The Associated Press)

Led by the emergence of sophomore Drew Morgan and a restocked talent pool of playmakers, Arkansas hopes to emerge from the bottom of the Southeastern Conference's passing attacks when it opens the season at No. 6 Auburn.

The Razorbacks were last in the SEC in passing last season, averaging a paltry 148.5 yards per game through the air.

Part of the cause was a shoulder injury to Brandon Allen that limited the quarterback to one practice per week and required him to take numbing shots before each game in order to play.

Drops also plagued Arkansas' wide receivers, though Morgan is one of several players coach Bret Bielema has seen improvement from this preseason.