Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State Bulldogs

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Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott (foot) said he will be "ready to go" against Arkansas on Saturday.

Prescott had a walking boot on his right foot after the Bulldogs' 45-31 victory over Kentucky last Saturday. "It's nothing really ... I'm wearing the walking boot for fashion," he said. "Nothing there, nothing to see, nothing to worry about. I'll be ready to play. Like I said, it's nothing serious. So I'll be ready to go, ready to lead my team out there Saturday."
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 28 - 8:38 PM

CBS Sorts' Dane Brugler notes that Mississippi State redshirt junior RB Josh Robinson "showed Saturday he is just as important to Mississippi State's success and a player NFL scouts need to know as well."

"QB Dak Prescott is the face of the program and deserves the Heisman consideration he receives, but Robinson showed Saturday he is just as important to Mississippi State's success and a player NFL scouts need to know as well," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-9, 215-pound Robinson rushed for 23 times for 198 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Bulldogs 45-31 victory over Kentucky. Brugler notes that Robinson "is short, but thick and used his balance, low center of gravity and compact power to keep his feet and scamper away" from Kentucky defenders. This season, the Bulldogs prospect has rushed for 787 rushing yards on 121 carries, while adding eight touchdowns to his 2014 resume.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 28 - 2:26 PM

Sports Illustrated's Zac Ellis notes that Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott "might have shown a blemish or two in his Heisman campaign along the way."

"Don’t run and check the scoreboard. Yes, top-ranked Mississippi State remains No. 1 in the latest AP poll after getting past Kentucky 45-31 on Saturday. But the Bulldogs’ quarterback might have shown a blemish or two in his Heisman campaign along the way," Ellis wrote. Ellis notes that "RB Josh Robinson’s breakout play" and the fact that "Prescott’s numbers have dipped in his last two games," could determine if the "spotlight" continues to focus around Prescott. The Bulldogs' prospect completed 18-of-33 passes for 216 yards, one touchdown and an interception, while adding 88 rushing yards and a pair of ground scores on 18 carries against Kentucky.
Oct 27 - 2:56 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott left Saturday's game against Kentucky with his right foot in a boot.

Prescott declined to elaborate on the potential injury. Many times a boot is used just to stabilize the foot or ankle, so do not freak out Bulldog fans. Beat writer Michael Bonner notes Prescott injured his foot earlier this year in practice. "If it was something serious, it's likely MSU wouldn't have made the quarterback available after the win," Bonner writes.
Oct 27 - 10:20 AM

Mississippi State redshirt junior RB Josh Robinson displayed his "natural low-center of gravity, balance and vision" in Saturday's 45-31 victory over Kentucky, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Robinson rushed 23 times for 198 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the victory. "Though the Wildcats effectively contained [Dak] Prescott, they had no answer for Robinson," Rang wrote. "Aptly nicknamed 'The Bowling Ball,' the 5-foot-9, 215-pound redshirt junior used his natural low-center of gravity, balance and vision to rumble for a career-high 194 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter." Robinson has collected 787 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 121 carries this year.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 26 - 6:04 PM

Mississippi State junior RB Josh Robinson rushed 23 times for 198 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Saturday's 45-31 victory over Kentucky.

Robinson, who has improved as much as any running back in the nation, is up to 787 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 121 carries during the Bulldogs' 7-0 start. ESPN's KC Joyner ranked him as the No. 5 RB in the nation in a column earlier this week, writing: "He has quite a burst for a 5-foot-9, 215-pound fireplug."
Oct 25 - 8:42 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott completed 18-of-33 attempts for 216 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 45-31 win versus Kentucky.

He added 88 rushing yards and a pair of ground scores on 18 carries. Prescott, currently in a fight with Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon, and a small group of others to win the Heisman, told Sports Illustrated earlier this month that he will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft "if he’s projected as a first-round pick." Prescott will also consider hopping to the NFL early if he's projected to go on Day 2. We aren't sure if he'll get there yet. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Prescott is a great runner, and an elite leader, but his passing isn't yet NFL-starter caliber.
Oct 25 - 8:24 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior LB Benardrick McKinney is "likely" to enter the draft early, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"McKinney considered the 2014 draft from arm’s length and as of two weeks ago the word from the program was 'he’s gone' in 2015," Pauline wrote. 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 so, he'll get plucked in the second stanza. The Bulldog's prospect is huge, athletic, and doesn't mind doing the dirty work in the trenches.
Oct 24 - 6:16 PM

Mississippi State senior DE Preston Smith "projects best as a five-technique end," similar to Cardinals' 2014 3rd round selection "Kareem Martin as a prospect," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Despite lacking quick-twitch movements, he looks the part with his tall, long build and is playing with the nonstop motor that makes him tough to block for very long. The Bulldogs need him to complete the undefeated season and he projects best as a five-technique end, similar to Kareem Martin as a prospect," Brugler wrote. In the last four games, the 6-foot-6, 270-pound Smith has had 4.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss, while rushing off the edge and lining up inside as the one-technique on passing downs.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 23 - 3:15 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Mississippi State redshirt junior LB Benardrick McKinney is "lacking a natural feel for pass defense at this point."

"However, there are still areas where he needs to show improvement before NFL scouts will stamp a first round grade on him. McKinney isn't as natural in space or when asked to retreat in coverage, lacking a natural feel for pass defense at this point," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound McKinney's limitations may keep him out of the first round, but, if so, he'll get plucked in the second stanza. The Bulldog's prospect is huge, athletic, and doesn't mind doing the dirty work in the trenches. Brugler still questions if McKinney has the "requisite skills to be an every down pro linebacker."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 23 - 2:26 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak "has evolved into a much better passer than last season," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Entering the season, I was lukewarm on Mississippi State, mostly because I wasn't sure if the offense could score enough points. But Prescott has evolved into a much better passer than last season and his confidence level is sky-high at the helm of the Bulldogs," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Prescott "is poised in the pocket with a throw-first mentality to work through his reads and manipulate defenders with his eyes, showing a much deeper understanding of how to beat defenses with his arm," according to Brugler.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 23 - 2:18 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak told Sports Illustrated he would declare for the 2015 NFL Draft "if he’s projected as a first-round pick."

"He’d also strongly consider going if he’s a second- or third-round pick," the duo of Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel write. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Prescott added that he "wouldn’t risk it if (he) had a chance to go first round. I’m graduating college, and my time here will be done, I’ll do exactly what I wanted to do." The SI team spoke to one NFL scout who said Prescott is a better thrower, athlete and has a better motion than Tim Tebow. The biggest question we have is if Prescott can sustain success against pressure. He has not had to face it very often. The Miss State quarterback will only continue to earn buzz, however, as his Heisman campaign continues.
Oct 15 - 2:05 PM

Mississippi State sophomore WR De’Runnya Wilson is a "Kelvin Benjamin clone who may be a three-and-done NFL prospect after next season," writes Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel.

Wilson didn’t play football as a sophomore or junior at Birmingham’s Wenonah High, instead winning a Mr. Basketball award in Alabama. He is one of the best examples of HC Dan Mullen's recruiting philosophy of finding three-star recruits and coaching them into five-star talents. Wilson collected 26 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns as a raw true freshman last year. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder has 18 catches for 219 yards and six touchdowns during the Bulldogs' 6-0 start.
Oct 14 - 8:15 PM

Both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay of ESPN.com named Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott as their midseason Heisman Trophy winner.

"[Prescott] has some work to do as a passer but has good enough arm strength and very good placement on shorter and intermediate throws, and he is very effective as a runner and shows good mobility within the pocket," McShay wrote. "He's been very productive, as well, throwing for 1,478 yards and 14 TDs (against four interceptions) on 62 percent passing, while running for another 576 yards and eight touchdowns. But it's more than just stats with him; he's a great leader and teammate, and he's an easy guy to pull for. He didn't have his best game against Auburn, but still ran for two touchdowns and threw for another." Added Kiper: "Mississippi State's offense averages 265 yards passing and 264 yards rushing per game. Prescott isn't just the biggest reason for the balance, he's a symbol of it thanks to his own abilities. He's fifth in Total QBR, and he has already accounted for 22 TDs and is the Bulldogs' second-leading rusher."
Oct 14 - 12:13 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott has NFL scouts "buzzing."

"In the day and age of read option quarterbacks, Prescott is drawing a lot of attention," Pauline wrote. "He’s a physically gifted prospect that’s displayed consistent progress as a quarterback and improved his passing skills. Prescott has delivered better accuracy this season while reducing the number of misreads and poor passes thrown. He’s also developed into a field general and has scouts buzzing." The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Prescott was sensational on the ground in Saturday's 38-23 win over Auburn, but just mediocre through the air. Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares him to Tajh Boyd.
Oct 13 - 9:57 PM


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