CBS Sports' Dane Brugler "likes the idea" of Mississippi State ILB Benardrick McKinney "moving to DE in the NFL."
NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Mississippi State EDGE/DL Preston Smith's "arrow is pointed up for me" after the combine.
On tape, Mississippi State ILB Benardrick McKinney "around the football, but didn't make as many plays as you'd expect," said NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.
The Kansas City Chiefs are "considering" Mississippi State ILB Benardrick McKinney "as a possible replacement for Justin Houston," according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.
Mississippi State EDGE/DL Preston Smith posted a 1.63 10 yard split during his 4.74 forty.
Mississippi State ILB Benardrick McKinney "could go a long way toward helping his stock by showing well when his movement skills are put to the test," notes NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.
Mississippi State DE Preston Smith said he is most comfortable playing at 275 pounds.
Mississippi State junior RB Josh Robinson mentioned that he met with the New England Patriots, according to NESN's Doug Kyed.
CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that he was not as high on Mississippi State ILB Benardrick McKinney as others, but expects him to "turn heads this week in drills."
Mississippi State ILB Benardrick McKinney is likened to Brian Cushing by NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.
Mississippi State JUCO commit OT Martinas Rankin "is enrolled and is expected to contend for a starting spot on a Mississippi State offensive line that lost three starters," reports College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.
Mississippi State JUCO commit WR Donald Gray ranks as 247Sports.com's No. 8 JUCO recruit in the country.
Mississippi State junior CB Will Redmond "was certainly among the top five corners in this draft going into the draft process," wrote ESPN's Mel Kiper.
Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl compared and contrasted the games of Miss State LB Bernardrick McKinney and Dont'a Hightower.
While in Mobile, Mississippi State DE Preston Smith has shown that he can be "effective against both the pass and the run," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.