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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

Mississippi junior TE Evan Engram is "the nation’s No. 1 tight end overall," writes ESPN's Edward Aschoff.

Engram caught 38 passes for 662 yards with two touchdowns in 2014. "Engram is an absolute freak of sporting nature," Aschoff wrote. "Do you see how big this creature is (a chiseled 6-foot-3, 227 pounds) and how fast he is while carrying that size? Engram can out-muscle defensive backs with his size and strength, but he can also sprint by most linebackers with his speed, which really can be considered receiver speed most of the time. That sort of athletic combination makes him extremely dangerous against any defense." In 2014, Engram averaged 73.5 per game in the SEC and had 19.6 yards per catch in those games. "Engram is one of the country’s most talented and athletic offensive players, and 2015 should be a great season for the [SEC's] best tight end," Aschoff wrote.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 11 - 9:56 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown believes Ole Miss junior WR Laquon Treadwell is the best receiver in the country.

"A freakish athlete, the 6-foot-2, 229-pound Treadwell will be a highly coveted NFL prospect, especially if he continues to make a speedy recovery from the leg injury," Brown wrote. Before that injury, the 6-foot-2, 212-pound Treadwell hauled in 48 receptions for 632 yards and five touchdowns. Treadwell's value wasn't lost on Ole Miss fans, who suffered through a shut out by Arkansas and a dreadful three point performance against TCU after Treadwell went down. "On the field, no receiver can match his combination of size, speed and physicality," Brown wrote.
Jun 9 - 8:38 PM

The Sports Quotient ranks Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil as the No. 2 offensive lineman in the country.

"At his best, Tunsil has short, quick footsteps that help him stay in front of defenders as well as active hands which help combat opposing rush moves," the site noted. "Right now, the biggest question mark concerning Tunsil is his health. Should he enter 2015 at full strength, however, he will be the best player on what could be the country’s best offensive line." Tunsil fractured his fibula in the bowl game but should be recovered for the start of the season. "He’s great at handling pressure on the edge and is great at protecting the run. Tunsil’s biggest strengths are his quickness, footwork and physical strength," SQ concluded. "If Ole Miss wants to build off its success from last season, it will need a healthy Tunsil to continue to play like one of the best, if not the best, offensive tackles in the country."
Jun 8 - 8:07 PM

NFL Media ranked Mississippi junior S Antonio "Tony" Conner as their No. 2 physical player in college football.

The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Conner showcases the ideal size and physicality for the next level. Conner earned All-SEC second-team honors ranking second on the Rebels defense with 69 tackles,with nine tackles for loss and one interception. The Mississippi prospect offers some versatility to his game, playing Ole Miss' hybrid Nickel/Huskie position. Conner has the ability to play in the box like a linebacker and play in space as a safety, which could add value to his draft stock.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 8 - 3:04 PM


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