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NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter pegs Mississippi junior TE Evan Engram as the No. 1 All-American candidate at tight end.

The 6-foot-3, 227-pounder recorded 662 receiving yards on 17.4 yards per catch in 2014. "Some might say that Engram is really just a big wide receiver lining up inside," Reuter wrote. "It doesn't really matter what you call him, as his speed down the seam, elusiveness with the ball, and exceptional hands are tough to stop." Last year, ESPN's Steve Muench compared Engram to former Gators' TE Jordan Reed.
Jul 26 - 8:33 PM

Ole Miss redshirt junior QB Chad Kelly is expected to be the school's start this season.

Kelly has had a rocky college career. He started at Clemson but was dismissed during spring activities. He then played a season at the JUCO level before being arrested for disorderly conduct, which ended in a plea deal. Kelly has plenty of weapons to work with, as Ole Miss is loaded at skill positions.
Jul 22 - 10:38 AM

ESPN Draft analyst Mel Kiper has Ole Miss junior DL Robert Nkemdiche as the top underclassmen defensive tackle prospect in the country.

"The production totals don't really pop for Nkemdiche, but the athletic 6-4, 296-pounder is just starting to come into his own," he wrote. "He'll continue to improve as he gets a little bit stronger and plays more when 100 percent healthy." Nkemdiche was a first-team All-SEC selection last season after recording 35 tackles and two sacks while constantly dealing with multiple blockers. "A widely heralded recruit two years ago, I expect big things from him this season. (It's not easy to come in and make a major impact as a D-line tweener in the SEC, after all.)," Kiper wrote.
Jul 20 - 12:28 AM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranks Ole Miss junior Laremy Tunsil as the No. 2 offensive lineman in the nation.

Ronnie Stanley was No. 1 in Brown's rankings. "Injuries have plagued Tunsil throughout his career, but he's delivered on his potential as one of the five-star members of the Rebels' heralded recruiting class of 2013," he wrote. "He's been an All-SEC pick each of his first two years, and at 6-foot-5, 305 pounds, he possesses elite quickness and athleticism for the position. You won't find many smoother athletes playing tackle." Tunsil is recovering from a fractured fibula and dislocated ankle suffered in the Peach Bowl, but he's expected to be in the starting lineup for the opener.
Jul 19 - 7:59 PM

Mississippi junior S Tony Conner is a "physical strong safety who has no fear in attacking the line of scrimmage and makes himself difficult to block through the use of both quickness and leverage," writes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"Conner can jolt a receiver in press, and he has loose hips for a 215-pound player and can turn and run pretty well," Kiper wrote. "Already has a ton of experience." Kiper pegs Conner as the best underclassmen safety in the country. ESPN colleague Steve Muench compared Conner to a less physical and worst-testing version of former Mizzou S William Moore last season.
Jul 19 - 4:34 PM

When Ole Miss junior DL Robert Nkemdiche is on, writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown, "there's nobody better at the position."

You can probably guess where Brown estimates Nkemdiche's upcoming motivation by ranking him as the best defensive tackle in the class. "Consistency remains an issue with Nkemdiche, but otherwise he's on the verge of becoming, as advertised, the No. 1 overall recruit from the class of 2013," Brown wrote. "He shifted inside from defensive end to tackle as a freshman, although he has the versatility to line up anywhere up front for the Rebels." Nkemdiche was named to the first-team All-SEC defense last season after recording 35 tackles and two sacks (despite persistent double teams). "He's a powerful athlete at 6-foot-4, 296 pounds, combining strength and quickness to get off the line in a hurry and generate pressure up the middle," Brown wrote. "He's clearly flashed big-time potential and opens the door for teammates to make plays around him." Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris slotted Nkemdiche to the Lions at No. 14 in a mock draft.
Jul 14 - 12:57 AM

Mississippi freshman QB Shea Patterson was named the MVP of the Elite 11 camp.

Patterson, a dual-threat, was ranked as the No. 1 QB recruit in the country by many. He's a candidate to see early playing time for the Rebels. Texas four-star recruit Shane Buechele finished in second place. Also attending the prestigious Oregon camp were KJ Costello (Stanford), Jacob Eason (Georgia), Feleope Franks (LSU), Jarrett Guarantano (Tennessee), Dwayne Haskins (Maryland), Malik Henry (Florida State), Brandon McIlwain (South Carolina), Brandon Peters (Michigan) and Anthony Russo (Rutgers).
Jul 12 - 2:14 PM

The protective order sought against Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil by his stepfather has been thrown out.

Tunsil's stepfather represented himself in court and examined the offensive tackle while on the stand. The hearing took an hour and the ruling took one minute to be decided following closing statements. The two men had "completely different" accounts of the event that led to both filing domestic violence charges.
Source: Rivals
Jul 11 - 11:24 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Mississippi junior TE Evan Engram as the best underclassmen tight end prospect in the country.

Outside of players with health or character concerns, Engram is shaping up to be one of this class' most divisive prospects. The ESPN crew loves him, believing Engram to be a Rds. 1-2 prospect. NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein, on the other hand, has Engram as only the No. 8 tight end in the country. "Yet another draft prospect in the Rebels' loaded junior class, Engram already has 59 receptions in his first two seasons," Kiper wrote. "At just shy of 230 pounds, he won't be confused with a classic tight end, but he's a matchup threat and can pluck the ball."
Jul 10 - 3:40 PM

Ole Miss junior WR Laquon Treadwell is the best underclassmen wide receiver prospect in the country, believes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"The physical gifts are obvious: Treadwell is 6-2, 229 pounds with strong hands, good strength and the quickness of a much smaller player," Kiper wrote. "Now it's about recovering from the gruesome leg/ankle injury he suffered midway through last season. Based on the reports I have, there's no reason to bet against a big junior season." The 6-foot-2, 212-pound Treadwell hauled in 48 receptions for 632 yards and five touchdowns for the Rebels last season prior to his gruesome November leg injury.
Jul 9 - 7:06 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah highlighted Ole Miss junior WR Laquon Treadwell's ability to win in contested situations.

"Doesn't matter if he's smothered, just throw it to him," Jeremiah tagged to a play showing Treadwell elevating along the sideline in one on one coverage against Alabama. Jeremiah added the receiver has a "natural feel" for back shoulder throws and is competitive after the catch. We are excited to see Treadwell return from his serious leg injury and work with a different quarterback. He should remain the focus of Ole Miss' offense, along with Evan Engram.
Jul 9 - 1:26 PM

Ole Miss WR transfer Damore'ea Stringfellow, who transferred from Washington prior to the 2014 season, is expected to make an impact this year.

Stringfellow caught 20 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown in his only season with the Huskies. Initially it was reported he would join Nebraska, but Dtringfellow ended up at Ole Miss. "The problem for Stringfellow has been staying out of trouble. But if he can do that, he has a chance to be a very good player for Ole Miss," ESPN's Bob Ostendorf writes. The redshirt sophomore joins Laquon Treadwell, Cody Core and Bobby Engram in the Rebels' receiving group.
Source: ESPN
Jul 8 - 12:02 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Ole Miss junior Laremy Tunsil as the No. 1 underclassmen offensive tackle in the 2016 NFL Draft.

"Most people know about Tunsil's talent; the key for him will be health. If he's 100 percent, he's a top-10 pick," Kiper wrote. Checking in at 2-3 in the rankings are, in order, Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and Jack Conklin (Michigan State Spartans). "Stanley got a lot of love going into the draft process last year, but he was wise to stay in school," Kiper wrote. "The talent outpaces the tape, and more experience will help. Conklin is a stud too few know about. He keeps Connor Cook clean."
Jul 7 - 11:48 PM

Ole Miss sophomore edge rusher Marquis Haynes "needs to add an inside counter and improve his play strength," advises NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

Even so, the scribe grades Haynes as the No. 9 edge rusher in the country. "Haynes was very impressive as a freshman, logging 7.5 sacks as a pass-rush specialist, but at this point in his development, he has the body type of a strong safety rather than an edge rusher," Zierlein wrote. "Haynes is expected to get substantially more snaps this season, which is bad news for opposing tackles since his per-snap numbers for sacks and pressures were eerily similar to Myles Garrett's." Haynes has three years of eligibility left to polish off his technique and gain bulk.
Jul 7 - 9:46 PM

The NCAA visited Oxford, MS to question the stepfather of Ole Miss junior T Laremy as part of their investigation of the school.

The timing is obvious, as Tunsil was arrested a week ago for punching his stepfather, claiming he was defending his mother. The stepfather claims the altercation was a result of him questioning agents Tunsil was with. The meeting with the NCAA lasted three hours, according to the Clarion Ledger. The Ole Miss program has stood behind Tunsil since the incident, with head coach Hugh Freeze vocalizing his support.
Jul 4 - 9:57 AM

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