Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State Bulldogs

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Mississippi State starting S Justin Cox has been suspended after being arrested for his involvement in a domestic violence incident.

Police said they found a female victim with an injury to her head upon their arrival. Cox was arrested on suspicion of burglary of a dwelling and aggravated domestic violence and booked in jail. He has started eight of 10 games at free safety. Miss State plays Vanderbilt this weekend and Ole Miss in a week.
Nov 21 - 2:00 PM

Mississippi State DE Preston Smith will attend the Senior Bowl.

Smith has really emerged this season. From a production standpoint he has posted 11.5 tackles for loss, seven of which are sacks. Smith has the size many teams covet, standing at 6'6/270 pounds.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 19 - 11:23 AM

Pro Football Focus graded Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott at -2.2 in the school's loss to Alabama.

Gordon McGuinness notes "on passes 10 or more yards downfield (Prescott) completed just five of 16 for 107 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions." Prescott is more successful as a runner than as a passer right now, but he has flashed intermediate and downfield success. The other question is how he will hold up in a crumbling pocket against consistent pressure.
Nov 18 - 10:40 AM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks noted that Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott's stock "took a tumble over the weekend."

Prescott was picked off three times by Alabama. Brooks observed that "the fact that he struggled to string together completions in key moments suggests he didn't have a clear understanding of where to go with the ball at times." The NFL.com analyst also pointed out that Prescott's issues with accuracy "lead to questions about his ability to deliver pinpoint passes into tight windows." Prescott is a great runner for somebody who is 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, but his pocket-passing has looked increasingly questionable as the season's progressed. He has thrown eight interceptions in his last five games.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 17 - 8:19 PM

ESPN's Brett McMurphy cites sources saying neither Miss State's Dan Mullen nor Arizona's Rich Rodriguez will be considered for the Florida HC opening.

Mullen has Florida connections, as he coached under Urban Meyer there as the school's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2005-2008. He then took over at Mississippi State. Many other names have been mentioned, but it is a waste of time to speculate right now.
Nov 17 - 12:12 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah noted that he is "intrigued every time [he sees]" Mississippi State sophomore WR De'Runnya Wilson.

The sophomore has previously played on the Mississippi State basketball team and he has the size to create match-up problems for defense at 6-foot-5, 225 pounds. Jeremiah wrote that the receiver "really stands out...[he] can use his size on slant and vertical routes. He's a player I'll be keeping an eye on." Williams made a eight catches for a game-high 91 yards against Alabama. On the season, the big man has caught 30 passes for 468 yards and six touchdowns.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 16 - 9:03 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang noted that Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott's critics will have "plenty of ammunition" to work with after the quarterback struggled against Alabama on Saturday.

Prescott threw three interceptions in the contest. Rang wasn't impressed by much. "Though he completed 27 of 48 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns against the Tide, Prescott's numbers were skewed by a few swing passes to running back Josh Robinson and desperation throwing in the second half," wrote the draft analyst. Rang also noted that all three of Prescott's picks came at critical times during the game, when the team was driving. Prescott hasn't decided on the draft yet. According to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Prescott is waiting to see what kind of draft grades he'll get. Given that he's thrown eight interceptions in his last five games, those grades might not be as high as he was hoping for.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 16 - 5:29 PM

Mississippi State junior RB Josh Robinson rushed 12 times for 37 yards in Saturday's 25-20 loss to Alabama.

Robinson did catch six passes for 67 yards in the contest. He was tackled for a safety in the first quarter after taking a hand-off near his own goal. Robinson came into the game as the SEC's second-leading rusher, but his presence was marginalized once the Bulldogs were put down by double-digits early. He's a compact back at 5-foot-9, 215 pounds, and he's rumbled for 984 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
Nov 15 - 9:10 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott completed 27-of-48 passes for 290 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Saturday's 25-20 loss to Alabama.

To be fair to Prescott, a late fourth quarter interception near the goal-line wasn't completely his fault, as the pass was tipped. The others were just bad decisions by the junior, including an ugly pick on a low throw in the second quarter. Prescott's second touchdown was a meaningless score with just seconds to go in the fourth. While Prescott was able to rush for a team-high 82 yards, he averaged just 3.7 YPC. It's a disappointing performance and continues a downward trend for Prescott. He's thrown eight interceptions in his last five games after throwing just two in his first five. Prescott's passing has improved from last season, but the 6-foot-1, 235-pounder is not a polished thrower yet and too often locks onto reads.
Nov 15 - 7:38 PM

NFL Media reporter Albert Breer reports that an AFC college scouting director said Mississippi State redshirt junior LB Benardrick McKinney looks like a "Rolando McClain or a poor man's Brian Urlacher"

"At 6-foot-5 and 249 pounds, McKinney has more size than most linebackers who project as three-down players in the pros. Because of that -- and because of a skill set that another AFC college scouting director said makes him look like a "Rolando McClain or poor man's Brian Urlacher" -- he's got a shot to eventually go late in the first round," Breer wrote. Breer adds that a second AFC director has noted that McKinney's performance against Alabama "is a huge game for him," and it will give scouts an opportunity to see how he handles himself against a massive line, and running backs T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry and quarterback Blake Sims.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 14 - 3:47 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that there are some concerns that Mississippi State redshirt junior LB Benardrick McKinney "struggles against the pass will limit him to a two-down thumper."

"McKinney is at his best with the ballcarrier in front of him where he can use his physical demeanor and battle the big bodies, taking on blocks with active hands and long arms to control the point of attack. There is a lot to like about McKinney, but there are some concerns that his struggles against the pass will limit him to a two-down thumper role in the NFL," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound McKinney isn't elite in space, and he's not great in pass coverage, limitations that may keep him out of the first round. If he drops out of the first, McKinney should hear his name called in the 2nd round of the draft. The Bulldog's prospect is huge, athletic, and doesn't mind doing the dirty work in the trenches.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 13 - 3:32 PM

Mississippi State senior DE Preston Smith "plays motivated and has the versatile skill-set that will be attractive to pro scouts," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Smith also lines up as a 1-technique lineman inside on obvious passing downs, using his initial quickness and power to penetrate the A-gap and create interior pressure. While not a dynamic threat, Smith plays motivated and has the versatile skill-set that will be attractive to pro scouts," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Smith currently leads the 2014 Bulldogs with 7.0 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss. As a junior Smith finished with 2.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss, and has shown a huge improvement with his game in 2014. Brugler adds that, Smith "boasts an impressive wingspan and heavy hands to engage and dispose of blockers, using an array of rush moves to tear through blocks."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 13 - 2:55 PM

CBS Sports' Dane BRugler notes that Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott "tends to predetermine his throws and has the bad habit of locking onto his targets, missing open reads downfield."

"He deserves credit for the positive steps he's taken, but a lot of evaluators aren't sold quite yet as Prescott tends to predetermine his throws and has the bad habit of locking onto his targets, missing open reads downfield," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Prescott has worked on his skill set as a passer and is the main reason for the Bulldogs success this year. Brugler notes that "NFL scouts have taken notice of his improved abilities as a passer."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 13 - 2:17 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said that Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott reminded him of former-Gator Tim Tebow.

The Tebow comparison is an easy one for people to make, as both Tebow and Prescott have large frames and the ability to bull-rush the opposition. Prescott is 6-foot-1, 235 pounds. Tebow was listed at 6-foot-3, 236 pounds. "He's a big, physical runner. He kind of reminds me of Tebow in a lot of ways, but he's also a very, very good passer." NFL.com's Gil Brandt went further, calling Prescott a "much better" NFL prospect than Tebow, calling the junior perhaps the most improved player in CFB.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 11 - 7:09 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott completed 14-of-23 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's romp over Tennessee-Martin

The 206-yard passing effort gave Prescott a school-record 9th game with more than 200 yards in the air. Prescott's most impressive play came via his feet, though. After stepping back to pass in the second quarter, Prescott pulled the ball down and raced 48 yards up the left sideline for a touchdown. The junior had been in a walking boot and battling an ankle sprain after last week's win over Arkansas. Prescott's wheels looked fine on the long run.
Nov 9 - 3:30 PM


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