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Arkansas WR Childs again out with "tweaked knee"

Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:55 pm
 
Arkansas wide receiver Greg Childs did not make the trip with the team to take on Vanderbilt on Saturday due to a "tweaked knee," according to multiple reports.

Unfortunately for Childs, it is the same knee -- his right one -- that he injured last season against Vanderbilt, further complicating the senior wideout's stock for the NFL draft in April.

Heading towards an All-SEC campaign last year, Childs was lost for the remainder of the season with a patella tendon injury. The tendon was reportedly not torn, but did require surgery. There was quiet optimism among the team that Childs would return to his playmaking self this season when he practiced in the fall without his knee brace, but after leading the team (at the time of his injury) in catches (46), receiving yardage (659) and receiving touchdowns (six) last season, he has been limited this season to only nine grabs for 109 yards. He has not scored a touchdown this season. 

Childs is currently NFLDraftScout.com's No. 18 rated wideout. Obviously, his stock will largely depend on how long he'll be sidelined by this newest injury and his prognosis for a full recovery. 

Childs has not used a redshirt while with the Razorbacks and could attempt a petition of the NCAA in an effort to recoup this season.

At 6-3 and 217 pounds, Childs -- when healthy -- has good build-up speed (estimated in the mid 4.5s) and is a very effective receiver after the catch due to his vision, strength and surprising agility. He has very good hand-eye coordination, which he used effectively to become Ryan Mallett's go-to receiver throughout much of their respective careers together. 

 
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