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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

Ole Miss junior DL Robert Nkemdiche "plays with exceptional athleticism and runs with the fluidity of a defensive end," NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein observes.

"He plays with exceptional athleticism and runs with the fluidity of a defensive end. His ability to attack the gaps helps to frustrate linemen who are slow off the snap and his lateral quickness is what helps make the Ole Miss stunts so tough to deal with," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder was First Team All-SEC defense last season. Despite commanding a ton of attention, Nkemdiche still recorded 35 tackles and two sacks in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 2 - 2:55 PM

The Clarion Ledger reports the stepfather of Ole Miss junior Laremy Tunsil says the argument that led to Tunsil punching him was over the offensive tackle "riding around with football agents."

The argument was between Tunsil's mother and stepfather, and Tunsil allegedly stepped in and punched his stepfather, leading to an arrest on charges of domestic violence. The stepfather was "very excited" when police arrived and told the cops that "Tunsil and the agents" left in a yellow convertible following the altercation.
Jun 30 - 2:12 PM

Ole Miss junior WR Laquon Treadwell "has some of the smoothest footwork off the snap that you will find for any wideout in college football," believes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

The scribe ranks Treadwell as the No. 8 receiver in the country, a surprisingly low grade. "His stutter-steps into his routes and into his breaks create confusion and separation, and he runs like a running back after the catch with a combination of elusiveness and necessary toughness to rip through arm tackles," Zierlein wrote. "The negatives? Treadwell runs basic routes at Ole Miss and he must prove he can return at full-speed after suffering a broken fibula and dislocated ankle last 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 that November injury.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 30 - 2:00 AM

Mississippi junior S Antonio "Tony" Conner "has thrived in a role that essentially puts him in the slot in the Rebels' 4-2-5 defensive scheme," according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The draft analyst ranks Conner as the No. 3 safety in the country, though Conner plays a hybrid position which gives him the duties of a S on one play, a CB on another and a LB on the next. "A 6-foot, 215-pound junior Conner can contribute in a variety of ways, dropping back in coverage, blitzing off the edge and containing the run on the outside," Brown wrote. "Last year, he was named second-team All-SEC, finishing with 69 tackles, nine tackles for loss and an interception and proving to be one of the nation's hardest hitters." Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench compared Conner to a less physical and worst-testing version of former Mizzou S William Moore last season.
Jun 29 - 6:07 PM

Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil was charged for domestic violence following his Friday arrest, confirmed head coach Hugh Freeze.

According to reports, Tunsil punched his stepfather after stepping into a dispute between his mother and the stepfather. "We can confirm that Laremy Tunsil turned himself in and was arrested for a misdemeanor, domestic violence-simple assault," a statement from Freeze said. "The incident occurred Thursday night and involves Laremy defending his mother against his stepfather. Laremy realizes he could have handled it differently, but I am proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family. Laremy and his mother have also pressed charges against his stepfather. As we gather more facts, we will act and make decisions accordingly."
Jun 29 - 1:18 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Mississippi junior TE Evan Engram as only the No. 8 tight end in the country.

Many rank Engram as one of the three-best tight ends in the nation, if not the best outright. "Engram might very well 'out-stat' all of the players on this list, but at 6-foot-3, 228 pounds, it feels strange having Engram on this list since he's more receiver than tight end," Zierlein wrote. "Engram can and will run by linebackers who dare to match up to him, and he does an outstanding job of working back to the throw. He will have a new quarterback to work with, but it won't matter because he's too talented a receiver to not get noticed and targeted. NFL evaluators would love to see more weight on him to see if they can project him as a true move tight end." Last year, Engram averaged 73.5 per game in the SEC and had 19.6 yards per catch in those games.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 28 - 5:36 PM

Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil was arrested for hitting his stepfather but claims it was in self defense, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

Tunsil was reportedly protecting his mother, and the two have pressed charges against the stepfather. "He could have handled it differently, but am proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family," head coach Hugh Freeze said. Tunsil is widely regarded as one of the top offensive linemen in the country and missed the final game of the season with a fractured fibula. It is too early to know if Tunsil was miss game action due to this circumstance.
Jun 27 - 4:09 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein ranked Ole Miss junior Laremy Tunsil ahead of Notre Dame redshirt junior Ronnie Stanley in his preseason T rankings.

"Of all the tackles I studied for this list (and over the past several years), Tunsil is easily one of the cleanest and most impressive" Zierlein writes. The difference between the two seems to come from run blocking success, as Zierlein thinks Stanley "doesn't always brings his feet" to sustain his assignment. The rest of the top five includes Texas A&M's Germain Ifedi, Ohio State's Taylor Decker and USC's Zach Banner.
Source: ESPN
Jun 26 - 11:34 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay believes Ole Miss junior WR Laquon Treadwell exhibits skills beyond his years.

"Treadwell is already a crafty vet," McShay tweeted. He "excels (at) creating late separation (and) has body control to adjust last second. Underrated (run after catch) weapon too." Treadwell is reportedly progressing well form the horrific leg injury he suffered last year, including a broken fibula and dislocated ankle. His combination of size, strength and fluidity is obvious.
Jun 24 - 9:57 AM

Mississippi junior DT D.J. Jones bench presses 440 pounds, squats 650 and has a clean of 330.

Jones was ranked as the No. 3 overall junior college prospect and the top JUCO DT by 247Sports.com and ESPN.com. The 6-foot-1, 315-pounder enrolled over the winter and went through spring practices. "[Jones] stepped onto the Oxford, Miss., campus as one of the team's strongest players from Day 1," noted NFL Media. "He could be an anchor inside for Ole Miss."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 21 - 9:55 PM

Ole Miss redshirt freshman TE Sammie Epps has been dismissed for a violation of team rules.

Epps was arrested last August on charges of driving without a license and possession of marijuana inside a motor vehicle. Evan Engram is clearly the Rebels' top tight end and potentially the best player at his position in the country. However, Ole miss dealt with injuries last year and are thin one experience at the position.
Jun 18 - 10:01 AM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranks Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil as the No. 2 tackle in the nation.

"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," Brown 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." The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Tunsil is recovering from a fractured fibula and dislocated ankle suffered in the Peach Bowl. That injury may have hampered his preparation for this coming season, so keep an eye on him early.
Jun 15 - 10:32 PM

ESPN's David Ching believes that Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil is the "safe pick" for best offensive lineman in the SEC.

"I don't think we've seen Tunsil's best yet, despite his having started almost immediately upon arrival in Oxford -- a rarity among SEC left tackles. He has been an All-SEC selection in each of his two seasons as a Rebel, but I believe he will establish himself as a legitimate superstar blocker this season," Ching wrote. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Tunsil, while super talented, is also recovering from a fractured fibula and dislocated ankle from last season. If he regains full health in 2015, Tunsil should start where he left off from last season and could make a run to be a top-five selection in 2016.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 15 - 2:01 PM

NFL Media notes that Mississippi junior CB Tee Shepard "has excellent size, is physical, possesses good ball skills and can run."

The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder has had quite the career already. He sat out his senior season of high school, left Notre Dame because of academic issues in his first semester, played at Holmes Community College in 2013, signed with Mississippi in February 2014 and missed the 2014 season after tearing a toe tendon during fall camp that required surgery. The former five-star recruit was the No. 39 player in the country coming out of high school, according to Scout. "Shepard has big-time talent," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Rebels coaches hope he produces: Ole Miss has excellent safeties, but both starting corners are new and depth at the position is unproven."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 14 - 11:03 PM


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