Mississippi State Bulldogs

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NFL Media ranks Mississippi State redshirt senior QB Dak Prescott as the No. 4 Heisman contender.

"He stars for a 'non-traditional' program, and how Mississippi State plays this season will have a huge bearing on whether Prescott is a viable Heisman guy," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. 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 on the ground. He nearly became the seventh quarterback in FBS history with 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards, and we suspect he will complete the trick this year.
Source: NFL.com
May 27 - 1:09 AM

NFL Media ranks Mississippi State true freshman S Jamal Peters as the No. 9 impact freshmen in the nation.

"The Bulldogs lost some key starters from last year's squad and will be counting on the talented freshman to contribute right away," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "Dan Mullen hasn't typically relied heavily on true freshmen, but Peters will immediately be involved in the secondary and play a big role in rebuilding the team's defense in a difficult SEC West." The team has intended to immediately play Peters, their best recruit, from the start. "Our plans are to play as many that can come in and develop and are ready," MSU assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Tony Hughes said of the team's freshmen crop. The 6-foot-2, 216-pound Peters already is SEC-sized.
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 7:02 PM

NFL Media ranks Mississippi State redshirt senior QB Dak Prescott as the No. 14 offensive player in the nation.

"At 6-2 and 230 pounds, he's built to punish defenders when he keeps the ball on the option play," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. Prescott threw for 3,449 yards on 61 percent completions with a 27/11 TD/INT ratio and rushed for 986 yards and 14 scores last season. He's an early Heisman frontrunner.
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 4:51 PM

Walter Football grades Mississippi State redshirt senior QB Dak Prescott as a Rds. 2-4 prospect.

"Prescott's play has been somewhat reminiscent of Tim Tebow at Florida because Prescott is playing in the same offense for Tebow's former offensive coordinator, Dan Mullen, the Mississippi State head coach," the site noted. "Like Tebow, Prescott needs to improve his pocket passing and accuracy for the NFL." Prescott checks in as the No. 5 QB on the board, according to WF. Last season, he threw for 3,449 yards on 61 percent completions with a 27/11 TD/INT ratio. Prescott added 986 yards and 14 scores on the ground.
May 19 - 9:28 PM

Scout.com's Jamie Newberg believes Mississippi State junior DT Chris Jones "can be as good as he wants to be" and "is blessed with an incredible combination of size, speed and athleticism."

Jones enters the 2015 season as Scout's No. 20 draft prospect. "He's also extremely versatile and can play inside and out. At 6-4/300, he's long and explosive," Newberg wrote. "With departurnes [sic] to the NFL from Starkville, Jones will have a chance to put up monster numbers and have a dominating 2015 season." CBS Sports' Rob Rang recently wrote that Jones' role will be similar to Preston Smith's old one.
Source: Scout.com
May 17 - 7:09 PM

Mississippi State senior CB Will Redmond "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," wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"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," Rang wrote. Redmond nearly jumped to the NFL after last season. Had he entered the draft, Redmond would have been no worse than a second-rounder. He may have snuck into latter stages of Round 1 as well. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported he could have been the second CB drafted. "I'd say late first or second round," an NFL scout said in the article. "He will be more of an off corner. I think he will run in the 4.3s."
Source: CBS Sports
May 11 - 8:41 PM

Mississippi State junior DT Chris Jones' 2015 role could be similar to Preston Smith's, thinks CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"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," Rang wrote. The Bulldogs' defensive line suffered numerous defections this offseason, losing Smith and Kaleb Eulls amongst others, and Jones is expected to pick up a lot of that slack. "Now south of 300 pounds, he is expected to play a versatile role inside and outside next season, similar to Smith last year," Rang wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
May 10 - 8:42 PM

Mississippi State redshirt senior QB Dak Prescott "is a true duel-threat quarterback with the mobility and size to power through would-be tacklers, along with the arm talent to push the ball downfield through the air," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Rang recently ranked Prescott as the No. 7 senior draft prospect in the country. "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," Rang wrote. "Although the Tim Tebow comparisons are often overused, Prescott has similar size, skill-set, composure and leadership as the former first round pick." Prescott is one of five or so Heisman frontrunners, and he may just be the frontrunner period.
Source: CBS Sports
May 10 - 7:56 PM

Mississippi State redshirt senior QB Dak Prescott ranks as the No. 7 senior draft prospect in the country, says CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Made correct decision in returning to refine his game. Flashes NFL-caliber poise, accuracy," Rang wrote. The Bulldogs' star completed 61.6 percent passes for 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season. The decision to return to school was an interesting one, as Prescott could have been the No. 3 QB taken. Of course, he could have also joined Brett Hundley as a toolsy prospect who slid due to rawness.
Source: CBS Sports
May 9 - 8:00 PM

Chiefs signed Mississippi State CB Justin Cox.

Cox (6'1/191) spent two seasons at Mississippi State, seeing action at both corner and safety. A special athlete with 4.36 speed, a 38-inch vertical and a 10-foot-9 broad jump, Cox's college career ended last November when he was arrested for aggravated domestic violence and burglary. On the field, Cox was seen as a disappointment at Mississippi State after being a highly-touted JUCO recruit. A raw athlete with major character concerns, Cox could end up a UDFA steal or out of the league within a few years.
May 4 - 6:26 PM

Chargers signed Mississippi State G Ben Beckwith.

Beckwith (6'4/317) walked on at Mississippi State and went on to start 25 games, earning third-team All-American honors as a senior. Beckwith's athleticism is limited, but he has experience at both guard and center and adequate to above-average playing strength, which could make Beckwith a useful interior "swing" reserve. Turning 24 late in his rookie season, Beckwith doesn't offer a plus-starter ceiling.
May 4 - 4:25 PM

Broncos signed Mississippi State C Dillon Day.

Day (6'4/296) started 46 games as the Bulldogs' center, but was never recognized as an All-SEC player by the conference's coaches. He was a scrappy technician in college, winning with toughness as opposed to athleticism or strength. Day isn't an NFL starting-caliber center and doesn't move or drive block well enough to excel at guard. He's likely to have a brief pro career where he's constantly fighting for roster spots.
May 4 - 4:22 PM

Ravens signed Mississippi State OT Blaine Clausel.

Clausell (6'6/329) made 38 starts at left tackle for Mississippi State, but was snubbed for a Combine invite and only selected to the Senior Bowl when another tackle bowed out. Although Clausell possesses ideal NFL size, he was a liability as a pass blocker in college and will likely have to show the ability to handle himself on the interior to carve out an NFL career. He projects as a backup.
May 3 - 10:32 PM

Colts selected Mississippi State RB Josh Robinson with the No. 205 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Robinson (5'8/217) turned pro as a redshirt junior after piling up 1,997 yards and 15 TDs on 323 career carries (6.18 YPC). He caught 43 passes in three college seasons. Robinson is a vicious tackle breaker and consistent run finisher on game tape, but his athletic deficiency is a concern for his transition to the pros. He ran 4.70 at the Combine with a 32-inch vertical and 9-foot-5 broad jump. Robinson is a poor man's Chris Ivory as a runner, albeit with better hands.
May 2 - 4:39 PM

Browns selected Mississippi State TE Malcolm Johnson with the No. 195 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Johnson (6'1/231) is a bit of a tweener; he'll probably be an H-back-type in the pros after spending time at receiver and tight end with the Bulldogs. He has a good set of hands, but isn't an explosive athlete. Johnson could see snaps all over the offensive formation down the road if he continues to refine his game.
May 2 - 4:26 PM


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