Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State Bulldogs

Player News

Date:

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein argues that Mississippi State redshirt senior QB Dak Prescott is a superior NFL prospect to TCU's Travone Boykin.

He believes so due to the fact that Prescott "combines outstanding size with playmaking ability." On the other side, the analyst wrote that Boykin's "lack of NFL size (listed at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds) is his biggest hurdle at the moment." In a statistical analysis of the Bulldogs' star, the analyst came away confirming what our eyes have told us. "Prescott did a nice job of blending explosive plays from the pocket and with his legs and hit an explosive play once every 17.8 snaps," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Prescott threw for 3,449 yards on 61 percent completions with a 27/11 TD/INT ratio last year, adding 986 rush yards and 14 scores.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 3 - 7:52 PM

Mississippi State junior RB Ashton Shumpert hopes to be able to live up to the recent history of Bulldog running backs.

"They've all been good, so I have no choice but to be great," said Shumpert, who added that he places high expectations on himself because he wants to the team to improve on last season's 10-win campaign. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound junior will be stepping in for the departed Josh Robinson, who rushed for 1,023 yards last season. In 24 career games, Shumpert's averaged an even 5.0 YPC while rushing for 464 yards on 93 carries.
Sep 1 - 10:00 PM

Mississippi State redshirt senior QB Dak Prescott "has similar size, skill-set, composure and leadership as Tim Tebow," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.

"He needs to improve his consistency and ball placement as a senior, but has a next level future if he continues his development in 2015. Although the Tim Tebow comparisons are often overused, Prescott has similar size, skill-set, composure and leadership as the former first round pick," Brugler wrote. In his time at MSU, Prescott has ammassed 75 career touchdowns, with 41 passing, 31 rushing, and three receiving. Prescott has completed 418-of-691 passes for 5,583 yards with 18 interceptions. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 230-pounder was a finalist for the Maxwell Award and finished eighth in the Heisman voting.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 28 - 3:08 PM

Mississippi State junior DT Chris Jones "is expected to play a versatile role inside and outside next season, similar to (Preston)Smith last year," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes.

"A former basketball star and late bloomer on the football field, Jones arrived in Starkville as a raw athlete with intriguing size and while his mechanics still need refinement, he is a much more consistent performer since his freshman season," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-5, 308-pound Jones finished the 2014 season with 58 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks, with five pass breakups. The Bulldogs are expecting big things from Jones, now that he steps into a full-time starting role. Jones has been named to watchlists for the Bednarik Award, Nagurski and Outland Trophies.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 28 - 2:44 PM

Mississippi State junior WR De'Runnya Wilson "needs to consistently play up to his size and be more consistent finishing catches," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes.

The draft analyst thinks Wilson needs to take "the next step in his development as a junior," and then he'll "start to be mentioned as one of the promising young receivers in college football and possible early round draft pick." The Bulldogs top receiving threat in the passing game posted 47 catches for 680 yards and nine touchdowns, while being QB Dak Prescott's go-to-guy last season.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 28 - 2:05 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Mississippi State senior CB Will Redmond "could be one of the top five drafted next season at his position."

"He has average size and strength for the position with the speed and movement skills to stay in phase with receivers and make plays on the ball. Redmond needs to continue and improve his consistency as a senior in 2015 and could be one of the top five drafted next season at his position," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot, 185-pounder finished the 2014 season with 51 tackles, three interceptions and five pass breakups. Redmond could be one of the top cornerbacks from the SEC this season.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 27 - 2:06 PM

Mississippi State senior T Rufus Warren is "[learning] every little detail" according to OLC John Hevesy.

"It's every little thing [Warren]'s got to be great in," said o-line coach Hevesy. The 6-foot-7, 299-pound senior will be stepping up to protect QB Dak Prescott's blindside. He has yet to make a start on the offensive line and, indeed, played at tight end prior to last season (he was a three-star recruit out of high school at that position). Said Warren of his preparation for the increased attention as he moves into the starting lineup, "For me, it’s just trying to be football smart. Just trying to study the game."
Aug 25 - 4:50 PM

Mississippi State junior WR De'Runnya Wilson is "a pure possession receiver," according to the National Football Post's Eric Saltzman.

The analyst says Wilson "shows great effort in blocking and in battling defenders for passes" but "does not have great speed or quickness." The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder posted 47 receptions for 680 yards and nine touchdowns last season. Wilson said recently that his goal in 2015 is 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Aug 24 - 5:40 PM

Mississippi State senior LB Zach Jackson will be taking on a larger role this season in the absence of Matt Wells.

Wells departed for the NFL when the Patriots drafted him in the sixth round last season. The team is trying to move on, though head coach Dan Mullen still speaks glowingly of his former linebacker, calling him the defense's MVP from a year ago and adding, "[he is a] tough guy to replace." Jackson will be one of the men tasked with doing just that. The 6-foot-2, 212-pounder's best attribute might be his experience covering receivers in space, something Wells frequently did with the Bulldogs last season. Jackson initially signed with the team as a corner before switching over to linebacker.
Aug 24 - 4:58 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter reports that Mississippi State redshirt senior QB Dak Prescott has plenty of work to do to even work his way into the middle rounds.

Ouch. For a short spell last year, the Dak Hype Train became so frenzied that the locomotive no longer needed tracks, fans and announcers postulating that he was a Round 1 pick waiting to happen. Back on earth, Prescott declined to submit his name for a QB-deprived draft and instead will try to work on a few key missing NFL traits. "There's little question about his leadership abilities or his toughness as a runner, but scouts will want to better awareness in the pocket and more accuracy in tight windows in his senior year if he is to be a middle-round pick," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder threw for 3,449 yards (4,435 yards of total offense) on 61.6 percent completions with a 27/11 TD/INT ratio last year.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 23 - 4:51 PM

Mississippi State junior WR De'Runnya Wilson said his goals for the season are 1,000 yards and 20 touchdown catches.

Wilson, a physical 6-foot-5, 225-pounder, had 47 receptions for 680 yards and nine touchdowns last season. We expect him to surpass 1,000 yards, but 20 touchdowns is a tad unrealistic (it would shatter the MSU school record). Colorado State's Rashard Higgins led the country last year with 17 touchdown catches. Wilson is a former basketball player who competes for the ball like Kelvin Benjamin.
Aug 23 - 3:07 PM

Mississippi State timed senior CB Will Redmond with a 4.38 second 40-yard dash.

That time would have tied with FSU cornerback Ronald Darby for the seventh-fastest showing at the 2015 combine. Of course, the combine's timing process is a bit more stringent than a school's. Regardless, these are Redmond's other stellar testing numbers, as measured by MSU: vertical jump (35 inches), team-best 3-cone drill (6.50), 20-yard shuttle (3.92) and a team-best 60-yard shuttle (11.00). Redmond heads into the season with a Round 2 floor.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 16 - 9:54 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline advises readers to "keep an eye" on Mississippi State junior ILB Ben Brown.

"[Brown is] a complete three down defender that offers second day potential," Pauline wrote. Pauline grades the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder as a fourth-rounder.
Aug 15 - 8:38 PM

In the estimation of TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Mississippi State redshirt senior CB Taveze Calhoun is "significantly overlooked."

Pauline grades the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder as a fourth-rounder. "His ball skills and instincts are on a par with [Will] Redmond’s and I dare say Calhoun is more consistent," he wrote. Redmond, of course, is rated far higher.
Aug 15 - 7:50 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline called Miss State junior WR De’Runnya Wilson a "big time game controlling receiver."

"Like his counter part from ‘Ole Miss, Wilson physically beats down opponents and dominates the opposition," Pauline wrote. The analyst gave Wilson a Rd. 2 grade. We see the muscled, 6-foot-5, 225-pound former basketball player Wilson as a Kelvin Benjamin-type with off-field baggage.
Aug 15 - 6:30 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold
  •  
    Short: Javier Baez breakdown

    Short: Javier Baez breakdown
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Tuesday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday

    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Monday

    MLB On The Bump: Monday
  •  
    Short: Owens or Severino?

    Short: Owens or Severino?
  •  
    Short: Believe in Eovaldi?

    Short: Believe in Eovaldi?