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Archie Manning has stepped down from the College Football Playoff committee due to complications from knee replacement surgery, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Per Mort, Manning needs additional surgery but nothing is expected to be life-threatening. He just does not have enough time to devote to the committee. ESPN's Brett McMurphy added the group will likely stay at 12 members instead of the original 13.
Oct 20 - 9:38 AM

Ole Miss senior QB Bo Wallace completed 13-of-28 attempts for 199 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 34-3 win against Tennessee.

The 6-foot-4, 217-pound Wallace hasn't thrown an interception in the month of October. He's improved his pro projection greatly this season while leading Ole Miss to a 7-0 start. Wallace's stats are up across the board: His completion percentage has improved each of the past two years, his YPA is up from 7.66 to 9.09, and he's posted a 17/6 TD/INT ratio after logging an 18/10 TD/INT ratio last year.
Oct 19 - 4:51 PM

Mississippi sophomore TE Evan Engram had a 28-yard touchdown catch in Saturday's triumph over Tennessee.

The third quarter TD grab, Engram's only reception of the game, put the Rebels up 24-3. It was his first touchdown catch of the year. Typically, he'll see more targets. Engram has hauled in 19 receptions for 292 yards this year. Earlier this month, ESPN's Steve Muench compared the 6-foot-3, 227-pound sophomore Engram to former Gator and current Redskins TE Jordan Reed: "He has soft hands, he catches away from his frame, and he doesn't have to break stride to bring it in. He also has the speed to make plays down the seam and enough agility to produce after the catch."
Oct 19 - 4:15 PM

Ole Miss senior CB Senquez Golson had two interceptions in Saturday's win over Tennessee.

He returned the pair of picks for 19 yards total. Golson is up to an impressive seven interceptions during Ole Miss' 7-0 start. An AFC area scout told NFL.com last week that Golson must show he can play man-to-man defense in order to play in nickel packages in the NFL. NFL media's Albert Breer called Golson "a poor man's version of Chargers rookie Jason Verrett." The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Golson has 4.43 speed.
Oct 19 - 3:57 PM

Mississippi senior S Cody Prewitt "is someone who keeps getting better every time I watch him on tape," said an AFC player personnel director.

"He anticipates really well, tackles in the open field, and is a heck of a leader and ballhawk," the evaluator said. "I see him with a skill set similar to Eric Reid (former LSU safety now with the San Francisco 49ers), but (Prewitt) has been more consistent in his college career." CBS Sports' Rob Rang had a different comparison earlier this week, calling Prewitt "this year's Deone Bucannon."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 16 - 10:19 PM

One AFC area scout believes Ole Miss senior CB Senquez Golson must show he can play man-to-man defense in order to play in nickel packages in the NFL.

The scout did praise Golson's ball skills and pointed to the match-up against Texas A&M as one evaluators will look at to see if he can cover bigger receivers. NFL media's Albert Breer called Golson "a poor man's version of Chargers rookie Jason Verrett."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 15 - 12:19 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that in the big win against Texas A&M, Mississippi senior S Cody Prewitt "showed off the range, ball skills and physicality scouts are looking for in today's safeties," while calling him this years "Deone Bucannon."

"This year's version (Deone Bucannon) could be Mississippi's Cody Prewitt, who at 6-foot-2, 212 pounds is built very similarly to Bucannon (6-foot-1, 211) and in the big win against Texas A&M, he showed off the range, ball skills and physicality scouts are looking for in today's safeties," Rang wrote. For his performance versus Texas A & M, Prewitt was named the SEC's Defensive Player of the Week, recording seven tackles and returning an interception 75 yards for a touchdown.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 14 - 2:41 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay highlights Mississippi senior S Cody Prewitt as a prospect on the rise.

"The entire Ole Miss defense (aka the "Landsharks") has been sensational. But Prewitt is the senior captain who shows up every week," the analyst wrote. "He's not exceptional in any area, with just average straight-line speed at 6-1 and 220 pounds, and he's likely a midround NFL draft pick. But he's a very good all-around football player whose best quality is his football smarts." Prewitt ran a Kenny Hill pass back 75 yards for a touchdown in Saturday's road victory. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline allotted him a preseason Round 7 grade, but he's going to go higher than that.
Oct 14 - 12:33 AM

Mississippi senior S Cody Prewitt intercepted a Kenny Hill pass and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown in Saturday's win over Texas A&M.

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote last month that "nothing really jumps off the film" about Prewitt, though the analyst might want to check out the safety's sweet second quarter return, which required him to weave through a gaggle of Aggies. Prewitt, who has never missed a collegiate game, earned All-American honors last year after leading the SEC with six interceptions. CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote over the summer that Prewitt "looks the part of an NFL safety, sporting a well-built frame with long limbs."
Oct 13 - 8:42 PM

Ole Miss sophomore WR Laquon Treadwell caught five passes for 53 yards in Saturday's victory over No. 14 Texas A&M.

No other Ole Miss receiver had more than two receptions. The 6-foot-2, 229-pound Treadwell, graded by Rivals as the No. 10 overall player in the 2013 class, has caught four balls or more in every game this season. ESPN's Steve Muench wrote last week that Treadwell has the same upside as Bears' WR Alshon Jeffery coming out of South Carolina in 2012: "He uses his frame to shield defenders, is tough to tackle after the catch and is an above-average blocker. While he doesn't have elite top-end speed or elusiveness, he is fast enough to stretch the field and is an instinctive open-field runner who can make the first defender miss."
Oct 13 - 8:27 PM

Ole Miss D-line coach Chris Kiffin believes that sophomore DL Robert Nkemdiche and Ndamukong Suh share some similarities between "their athleticism" and "in terms of their explosiveness and brute strength."

"Kiffin sees some similarities between the athleticism of Nkemdiche and Suh in terms of their explosiveness and brute strength. Kiffin brings up a play from the Rebels’ win over Alabama two weeks ago where Nkemdiche freight-trains a 300-plus-pound Crimson Tide guard on the way to the QB," Feldman wrote. Coaach Kiffin was a part of the Ole Miss staff under Ed Orgeron when they had SEC star DE Greg Hardy, and then Kiffin was a Nebraska staffer when they had All-American Ndamukong Suh.
Source: Fox Sports
Oct 13 - 4:04 PM

Ole Miss senior QB Bo Wallace completed 13 of 19 attempts for 178 yards and a touchdown in the school's 35-20 win over Texas A&M.

Wallace added 50 rushing yards and two touchdowns. For the past two weeks on national television, Wallace has played at an extremely high level, with Ole Miss beating Alabama and Texas A&M in that span. However, it remains to be seen if this level of play can be sustained. Bad Bo showed up against Memphis and even Boise State, so timing compared to competition is critical. Ole Miss faces Tennessee next.
Oct 12 - 9:10 AM

ESPN's Steve Muench believes Ole Miss sophomore DL Robert Nkemdiche "has the foot speed and agility to play left end in a base four-man front much like Cincinnati Bengal Carlos Dunlap."

"His above-average blend of size and athletic ability makes him tough to block one-on-one, and the attention he draws creates opportunities for his teammates," Muench wrote. "Listed at 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds, he is strong enough to anchor against bigger offensive linemen and has enough quickness to disrupt plays in the backfield when he lines up at defensive tackle in the Rebels' four-man fronts. Nkemdiche also has the potential to develop into an effective interior pass-rusher given flashes of explosive power and active hands." Nkemdiche is a little miscast as a defensive tackle, due to his skinny frame and his propensity to come high out of his stance from time to time. He's looked good as a rush end in 3-4 packages, and would also be an ideal NFL 4-3 DE.
Oct 9 - 9:57 PM

Mississippi sophomore S Antonio "Tony" Conner "is a versatile safety who can line up over the slot, deep and at linebacker depth," according to ESPN's Steve Muench.

"He shows good balance in underneath coverage and covers enough ground to handle a deep half," Muench wrote. "He closes well when he blitzes off the edge and fills from the high slot against the run. At 6-0 and 217 pounds, he can get engulfed by offensive linemen, but he uses his hands and superior foot speed to slip blocks when he lines up at linebacker depth." The analyst sees Conner as a less physical and worst-testing version of former Mizzou S William Moore. "As is the case with a lot of bigger safeties, Conner doesn't match up well with explosive slot receivers in man," Muench wrote. "He does a nice job of reading quarterbacks, but his route recognition isn't as strong, so he can drift out of position in zone coverage." Conner made Sporting News' and 247 Sports' Freshman All-America first teams last year.
Oct 9 - 9:14 PM

Ole Miss sophomore WR Laquon Treadwell has the same upside as Bears' WR Alshon Jeffery coming out of South Carolina in 2012, writes ESPN's Steve Muench.

"Treadwell is a big-bodied receiver who has an edge to his game and knows how to throw his weight around," Muench wrote. "He uses his frame to shield defenders, is tough to tackle after the catch and is an above-average blocker. While he doesn't have elite top-end speed or elusiveness, he is fast enough to stretch the field and is an instinctive open-field runner who can make the first defender miss." The 6-foot-2, 229-pound Treadwell was graded by Rivals as the No. 10 overall player in the 2013 class. "Treadwell has the big hands and length to make contested catches in the red zone and downfield, but he can take his eyes off the ball and drop a pass he should catch, so there's room for improvement when it comes to his ball skills," Muench wrote.
Oct 9 - 8:57 PM


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