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Ole Miss S Cody Prewitt "ended the notion that he's a run-defending safety who struggles in coverage" at the Senior Bowl, noted TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Prewitt's solid play in coverage will enhance his draft stock," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound Prewitt "is someone who keeps getting better every time I watch him on tape," an AFC player personnel director told NFL.com during the regular season. That evaluator compared Prewitt to former LSU S Eric Reid, while CBS Sports' Rob Rang called Prewitt "this year's Deone Bucannon."
Jan 29 - 8:48 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes a good week in Mobile will help scouts "look past [Ole Miss senior CB Senquez Golson's] lack of height and focus on his cover skills."

"One of only two FBS players to reach double-digit interceptions in 2014, Golson led the SEC with 10 pick-offs and put together a strong senior campaign," Brugler wrote. "But measuring below 5-9 on the scale, how high do NFL teams take a player who can be so over-matched on the outside?" Some analysts believe Golson will be relegated to nickel duties at the next level.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 20 - 12:36 AM

Ole Miss senior QB Bo Wallace reminds Bleacher Report's Matt Miller of Tom Savage.

"Especially in that he could see a rise up draft boards based on his size and arm strength, but also in that his hype is greater than his traits or production from those traits," Miller wrote. The analyst believes Wallace could be drafted. For the record, we absolutely don't think he's worthy of a pick. "If accuracy is the most important trait for a quarterback prospect, then Wallace will struggle to find a home in the NFL," Miller wrote. "Wallace's draft position can't be predicted right now, but his talent grade is as a late-rounder."
Jan 11 - 10:36 PM

NFL Media spoke with one NFC scout who expects to see more S prospects convert to WLB once entering the league.

"According to the veteran evaluator, NFL teams are casting their eyes to big, athletic safeties as possible replacements at the position because there are so few prospects at the position," NFL media writes. With how often NFL teams are in nickel personnel on defensive, teams have decided to go "big" with their fifth defensive back and add a safety instead of a corner. Or, teams just replace one linebacker with a safety and a dd another corner and go dime. Look at Deone Bucannon in last year's class, who went in the first-round and played most of his snaps in linebacker territory.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 8 - 10:13 AM

Ole Miss JUCO QB signee Chad Kelly took a plea deal to a non-criminal charge of disorderly conduct after being arrested in mid-December.

Kelly agreed to 50 hours of community service. Kelly was initially charged with resisting arrest, menacing and several other counts following an altercation with a bouncer and police. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said he would talk with Kelly and his family soon to discuss the quarterback's future with the rebels.
Source: ESPN
Jan 6 - 10:35 AM

Ole Miss senior CB Senquez Golson picked off his 10th interception of the year in Wednesday's 42-3 Peach Bowl loss to TCU.

Golson showed the Rebel offense how to advance the ball on the return, picking up 36 yards. The senior enjoyed a stellar final season of eligibility, finishing second in the nation in interceptions. Even so, doubts persist about his potential due to his frame. "At just 5-9, 180 pounds, the Jim Thorpe Award finalist could lack the length to be a true corner at the next level," NFL.com's Chase Goodbread recently wrote. "Is he better suited for a nickelback role, where his straight-line speed won't be tested as much?" CBS Sports' Dane Brugler adds that Golson's "lack of height and length will push him down draft boards."
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 08:03:00 PM

Ole Miss senior QB Bo Wallace completed 10-of-23 passes for 109 yards and three interceptions in Wednesday's 42-3 loss to TCU.

In his final collegiate game, Bad Bo kidnapped Dr. Bo for the last time and gave the performance of his lifetime. Bad Bo provided viewers with a potluck of everything they had come to love about him over the past few years: There was the 1.2 QBR rating (not a typo), a pick-6 thrown from his own end zone that didn't cross the goal line and didn't require a return (not a typo), the botched snap leading to no points when Ole Miss finally cracked TCU's 10-yard line in the third quarter (not a typo), and Hugh Freeze's refusal to yank Wallace at halftime even though the signal-caller was visibly as rattled as you'll ever see a collegiate player (you know that's not a typo). It was a fun three-year ride on Wallace's Jekyll-and-Hyde Express, though Rebel fans are no doubt thrilled the train has pulled into the station at long last.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 07:45:00 PM

During the broadcast, ESPN's sideline reporter stated Ole Miss sophomore LT Laremy Tunsil fractured his fibula against TCU.

Tunsil's injury immediately looked bad, and his leg was put in an air cast before being carted off. He is not draft-eligible, but Tunsil is one of the top left tackles in the country when healthy. However, he has already dealt with a few injuries.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl was "a bit underwhelmed" by Ole Miss senior S Cody Prewitt on tape.

'Ideal size and strong instincts. But limitations in coverage and wanted to see more physicality on tape," Weidl tweeted. There seems to be a growing sense of bias towards box or big hitting safeties, at least one the draft community has pointed out. Prewitt fits this mold. His coverage ability will be tested at the Senior Bowl.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:11:00 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl considers Ole Miss senior Senquez Golson a "solid sub-package nickel type."

Weidl mixes negatives with positives, which is what evaluations should be. Weidl brings up Golson's sub-5'10" height multiple times, specifically against Auburn, but "he generally plays bigger than measurables indicate." Then Golson's eyes and instincts are praised which "allow him to play fast." The corner class will likely be considered one of the weaker position groups at the top, but Golson should be mentioned near the top of the list.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 11:19:00 AM

Mississippi football signee Chad Kelly's lawyer stated that he has video showing his client was not the aggressor in a fight at a Buffalo nightclub over the weekend.

"It's obvious Chad was not the one who started this incident," Thomas Eoannou told The Associated Press by phone Monday. Kelly faces seven charges, all second- or third-degree and of the misdemeanor or violation types. The Rebels prospect just committed to play at Ole Miss last week. Mississippi has stated that the school is still "gathering facts on the matter." Kelly was dismissed from the Clemson football team last spring after visibly arguing with coaches during offseason activities, likely the final straw. Chad is the nephew of Jim Kelly.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly, who recently agreed to join Ole Miss next season after spending time at the JUCO level, was arrested for his involvement in a "melee."

Kelly's big time college football career might come to a halt before it even begins. "According to the Buffalo News, Kelly faces seven charges, all second- or third-degree and of the misdemeanor or violation types," writes Aaron Brenner. Other details are available in the link. Kelly was dismissed from the Clemson football team last spring after visibly arguing with coaches during offseason activities, likely the final straw. Chad is the nephew of Jim Kelly.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 08:51:00 AM

Ole Miss senior CB Senquez Golson faces a critical test in thee Peach Bowl versus TCU on Dec. 31.

Golson picked off an SEC-high nine interceptions and recorded a team-high eight pass breakups this season, but doubts persist about his potential due to his frame. "At just 5-9, 180 pounds, the Jim Thorpe Award finalist could lack the length to be a true corner at the next level," wrote Chase Goodbread. "Is he better suited for a nickelback role, where his straight-line speed won't be tested as much? These are some of the questions scouts will be asking in an ideal setting to judge him: against a standout quarterback (Trevone Boykin) who will throw 35-40 times, at a minimum, and test Golson's coverage skills by extending pass plays with his elusiveness."
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl note that Mississippi sophomore S Antonio "Tony" Conner "can slip blocks when he lines up in the box and get to the quarterback."

Earlier this season, Muench compared Conner to a less physical and worst-testing version of former Mizzou S William Moore. "The 6-1, 217-pound Conner isn't a ball hawk, and he's limited in terms of his ability to match up with quicker receivers working out of the slot," he and Weidl wrote. "But he covers enough ground to take away a deep half, and he's athletic enough to hold up in underneath zone when he makes sound reads. There's also a lot to like about his versatility, as he's an effective run-stopper filling from the high slot." Conner will be draft eligible at the end of next season.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 07:55:00 PM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl note that Mississippi sophomore TE Evan Engram "is a dynamic weapon who ended the regular season on a tear."

"He's got the burst to get open underneath and produce after the catch, in addition to the speed to stretch the field," the due wrote. "He also has above-average ball skills and the body control to adjust to passes thrown outside his frame. He's not a powerful blocker, but he gets into position and fights to sustain." The 6-foot-3, 227-pound sophomore needs to add bulk, but he's a tool shed of a prospect. Earlier this year, Muench compared him to former Gator and current Redskins TE Jordan Reed.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 05:10:00 PM


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