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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Ole Miss junior WR Laquon Treadwell "has a Dez Bryant skill-set with his size and athleticism combination to be a mismatch against cornerbacks on the outside."

The 6-foot-2, 212-pounder should be close to full health by the time the season starts, as he's recovering from a broken fibula and dislocated ankle from last season. The big bodied wideout should be the focal point of the Rebels' passing attack in 2015. With another solid season under his belt, Treadwell has the potential to be the top wideout in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 25 - 3:47 PM

Ole Miss junior DL Robert Nkemdiche shows "flashes of Ndamukong Suh" at defensive tackle, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"At his best, he shows flashes of Ndamukong Suh with above average athleticism, using movement skills and lower body fluidity to skirt blockers and easily change directions," Brugler writes. Despite commanding a ton of attention, the 6-foot-4, 297-pound Nkemdiche, still managed 35 tackles and two sacks last season, earning First Team All-SEC defense honors.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 25 - 3:30 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes "there aren't many flaws" in Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil game, and thinks he's a "strong candidate" to be selected in the "draft's top-10."

"Tunsil doesn't have a passive bone in his body and boasts the body control to protect the edge and get out in space, although overeager at times. He needs to stay durable and iron out a few inconsistencies, but there aren't many flaws in his game," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound tackle could be a potential top-10 pick if he can prove that he's durable in 2015. Unfortunately for Tunsil, he fractured his fibula while playing in the Peach Bowl last season. Brugler currently ranks Tunsil as his No. 1 underclassmen prospect in college football.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 25 - 2:12 PM

Mississippi junior CB Tee Shepard has overcome a hearing impairment and is on the verge of winning a starting CB job.

"I think about living in that world, and I don’t know that I would handle it as well as he does," Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said. "But 90 percent of the time, he’s got a tremendous, beautiful smile on his face, and he’s excited about the opportunity he has." Rebels co-defensive coordinator Jason Jones made some adjustmets when JUCO transfer arrived last summer. "We have different hand signals that we use to communicate with each other," he said. "And in the meeting room, I make sure I’m always facing him as we’re installing and putting things up on our defensive board." Shepard pushed Senquez Golson and Mike Hilton for a starting spot before his season ended with a toe injury last summer. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder is a former five-star recruit. "There’s no question talentwise, he’s talented enough to really help our football team," Freeze said.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 23 - 9:47 PM

Ole Miss redshirt senior G Aaron Morris is a "bullish blocker" who is a "solid pass protector and a load in the run game who linebackers are not happy to see when he hits the second level," writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Morris (6-foot-5, 315 pounds) faces all sort of durability concerns, however, as the analyst discusses. He's torn his left ACL in two straight seasons, essentially missing one entire season. "Power-running scheme teams in the NFL will have interest in Morris, especially if he can dress for all of Ole Miss' contests this year," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 23 - 6:47 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes there are flashes of Dez Bryant in Ole Miss junior WR Laquon Treadwell's game in contested situations.

Treadwell is "physical with strong hands and focus. Attacks the football," Weidl tweeted. Bo Wallace at quarterback was a hurdle Treadwell cleared last year, but Wallace's poor decision making did give Treadwell an opportunity to win in 50-50 situations. We expect another huge season from Treadwell despite last season's major leg injury.
Aug 22 - 1:35 PM

Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner said that junior RB Akeem Judd is "a physical guy [who] we need."

Judd was a four-star recruit out of high school and named the No. 1 JUCO running back by Rivals prior to joining the Rebels. The junior redshirted last season due to a confluence of factors, including a toe injury and some transitional issues. The Ole Miss coaching staff has been incredibly complementary of the 5-foot-11, 222-pound junior this summer, with head coach Hugh Freeze saying, "I like him. I think he'll do some really good things for us. I think he has a bright future."
Aug 19 - 9:30 PM

Ole Miss junior DL Robert Nkemdiche's impact is not reflected in the statistics, observed CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang.

Why don't the disappointing statistics tell the whole picture? According to draft analyst Rang, Nkemdiche "faces constant double teams." The same could be said of almost any star defensive linemen, though, and if anything, it's a bad sign that double teams in college might be holding Nkemdiche back, given that he'll almost certainly face them in the NFL. Rang likes the 6-foot-4, 297-pound lineman's combination of size, power and athleticism, ranking him as the No. 7 prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft on his Big Board. The gap between production and perception might be larger with Nkemdiche than any player in college. Draft analysts simply love his tools.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 18 - 9:25 PM

Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil is a "legitimate star left tackle" when healthy, according to CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang.

"When healthy" or "if healthy" or "if he can prove his health" are all phrases tied to Tunsil's good name. He suffered a fractured fibula and dislocated right ankle playing against TCU in the Peach Bowl last season. Questions of health aside, Rang noted that Tunsil's combination of power, balance and quickness could make him a "Pro Bowl-caliber" tackle. Rang ranked him as the No. 2 overall player on his Big Board behind Ohio State defensive monster Joey Bosa.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 18 - 5:32 PM

Mississippi junior CB Tony Bridges' "play this season could affect the SEC West race and who has a chance to win the conference and appear in the playoff," writes ESPN's Gerry Hamilton.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder is the No. 7 JUCO recruit in the country, according to 247Sports.com, and the Rebels were able to rip him from a hated foe. "Not only is Bridges expected to offset the loss of Senquez Golson for the Rebels, but Ole Miss punctured SEC West foe Auburn when Bridges flipped," Hamilton wrote. "Auburn’s big question headed into the 2015 season is in the secondary, and Bridges would have been a starter from day one."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 17 - 3:31 PM

If healthy, Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil "will be the best lineman in the country because of his ability to pass protect, seal the edge and get downfield in the run game -- everything you want from an elite left tackle," writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

We disagree, believing Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley to be the nation's top linemen, but at that skill level it's a matter of personal preference in some respects. Reuter pegs Tunsil as the No. 7 overall junior draft prospect (Stanley is No. 10). CBS Sports' Dane Brugler ranked Tunsil as the No. 1 underclassmen prospect in the country.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 16 - 6:16 PM

Despite Ole Miss junior Robert Nkemdiche's mediocre stats, NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter says "I don't know if I've seen a player who is as disruptive."

"I agree with SEC coaches that he's a first-team All-SEC performer, using his defensive tackle size (6-4, 296) and defensive end athleticism to disrupt offenses inside and outside," Reuter wrote. Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris slotted Nkemdiche to the Lions at No. 14 in a mock draft.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 15 - 11:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes "there aren't many flaws" in Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil game.

"He does a tremendous job staying square to defenders, coming to balance on the move and peppering rushers with a quick punch. Tunsil doesn't have a passive bone in his body and boasts the body control to protect the edge and get out in space, although overeager at times," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound tackle could be a potential top-10 pick if he can prove that he's durable. Tunsil fractured his fibula while playing in the Peach Bowl last season. Brugler ranks Tunsil his No. 1 underclassmen going into the 2015 season.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 13 - 2:10 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that Ole Miss junior WR Laquon Treadwell "projects as a [No. 1 receiver] at the next level."

Pauline called Treadwell "smooth, almost graceful" and praised his hands. The big question mark as we near the start of the season is whether the junior will be able to completely recover--both physically and mentally--from the broken fibula and dislocated ankle he suffered last season. Thus far, word from Ole Miss camp is that the receiver is "ready for a big season" and earlier this month, Sports on Earth's Matt Brown called him the "most complete receiver in college football."
Aug 12 - 9:53 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that Mississippi junior S Tony Conner "does not receive due credit."

Pauline wrote positively of the 6-foot, 215-pound junior's size, aggressiveness and "solid ball skills." He currently projects Conner as a third-round selection, but noted that he "has the talent to move into the second frame if he continues to improve." Brown's size is a huge advantage, as he has the chops to take on heavier, more linebacker-type duties than some of his lighter brethren.
Aug 12 - 6:29 PM


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