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Southern Miss senior QB Nick Mullens completed 16-of-20 passes for 216 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 56-0 win over Savannah State.

Last weekend, Southern Miss came roaring back from a 35-point deficit to defeat Kentucky. No such heroics needed this time around. Mullens opened the scoring with a one-yard rushing touchdown with 5:33 remaining in the first quarter. He would follow that up with a 22-yard scoring toss to Korey Robertson and go on to notch a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter. The Golden Eagles held a silly 49-0 edge at halftime. Through two games, Mullens has thrown for 474 yards with a 5/4 TD/INT ratio. He threw 38 touchdown passes a year ago.
Sep 10 - 10:11 PM

Southern Miss senior QB Nick Mullens was up-and-down in Saturday's win over Kentucky, completing 18-of-28 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Mullens didn't shred the Wildcats, but RB Ito Smith did -- to the tune of 173 yards rushing -- and the 6-foot-1, 196-pound senior gunslinger's three interceptions didn't come back to bite in the final 44-35 win. Mullens threw for 4,476 yards (63.5% completions) with a 38/12 TD/INT ratio last season. He will try to get the engine revved up completely against Savannah State and Troy over the next two weeks.
Sep 3 - 11:40 PM

Southern Miss senior QB Nick Mullens was named the co-winner of the Air It Out Quarterback Challenge at the Manning Passing Academy.

Mullens split the honor with Michigan redshirt junior QB John O'Korn. "That was one of the most fun things, competing," Mullens said. "There’s so many good quarterbacks there – Josh Rosen from UCLA, Deshaun [Watson] from Clemson, [Joshua] Dobbs at Tennessee. So to work out with them and see how I fit in was pretty cool." Last season, the 6-foot-1, 196-pounder threw for 4,476 yards (63.5% completions) with a juicy 38/12 TD/INT ratio.
Jun 30 - 3:11 PM

Southern Miss senior QB Nick Mullens and Tulsa senior QB Dane Evans earned praise at the Manning Passing Academy.

We have seen the event launch the hype for a handful of quarterback prospects over the years, with obvious mixed results. Senior Bowl staffer Patrick Woo pointed our Mullens and Evans as passers outside of the "big names" who stood out in the quarterback showcase. Both need big seasons in order to land in the mid-rounds.
Jun 27 - 8:27 AM

Louisville graduate CB Devontre Parnell transferred to Southern Miss.

ESPN graded Parnell as a four-star prospect in the 2012 class, but he was never able to carve out a role with the Cardinals. The 5-foot-11, 174-pounder's career was pockmarked with injuries and he appeared in just one game last season. During the spring, most of his reps came with the second- and third-team. Parnell will be eligible to play immediately at Southern Miss.
Jun 23 - 1:12 PM

Pro Football Focus believes the Titans' selection of Southern Miss CB Kalan Reed at No. 253 could be the biggest steal of the draft

Not only was Reed drafted on Day 3, he has the distinction of being Mr. Irrelevant for this pool of players. PFF ranked him as their No. 54 prospect. "He allowed just 48.3 percent of the passes thrown into his coverage to be caught," analyst Gordon McGuinness wrote, "coming away with four interceptions and 14 pass breakups in 2015. He has a real chance to make a big impression in Tennessee, and become one of the most relevant Mr. Irrelevants in recent memory." We likewise see his skill-set as one that could allow him to start in the NFL.
May 2 - 9:39 PM

Titans selected Southern Miss CB Kalan Reed with the No. 253 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Reed (5'11/192) started three-plus years at Southern Miss, logging eight career interceptions and breaking a single-season school record for pass breakups (19) as a senior. A surprising Combine snub, Reed ran 4.49 with a 41 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-2 broad jump at his Pro Day. Experienced in both zone and man coverage, Reed was slept on during the pre-draft phase but has NFL-starter-level traits.
Apr 30 - 6:49 PM

Rams selected Southern Miss WR Mike Thomas with the No. 206 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Thomas (6'1/193) spent two years at Southern Miss after transferring from community college, posting a 112-1,983-19 (17.7 YPR) receiving line and setting single-season school records for receiving yards (1,391) and receiving TDs (14) as a senior. Shockingly snubbed for a Combine invite, Thomas ran 4.54 with a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot-6 broad jump at the Golden Eagles' Pro Day. A terrific route runner who won 50:50 balls and dominated after the catch in Conference USA, Thomas has a Marvin Jones-like skill set with No. 2 receiver upside.
Apr 30 - 5:03 PM

The Steelers recently met with Southern Miss CB Kalan Reed.

Those sneaky Steelers slipped this in before the draft but weren't able to keep this one from the media. We don't know when the meeting took place or where, but we know why Pittsburgh is interested. In need of a corner, Reed is the type of underrated cover man that could appeal to the Steelers in the middle rounds. Pro Football Focus has been banging the drum on Reed for months and believes he's a second-round talent.
Source: Penn Live
Apr 27 - 5:59 PM

Pro Football Focus continues to tout Southern Miss WR Michael Thomas as an early-round talent.

PFF ranks Thomas as the No. 7 receiver overall. "He plays bigger than his 6-1 height on tape, making contested catches better than any of the other top receivers in the class," Steve Palazzolo wrote. "Thomas will also dabble with the spectacular catch, turning poor throws into productive plays. The wide receiver class features a healthy mix of skillsets and Thomas’ ball skills and upside as a route-runner should have teams eyeing him as early as the second round." Thomas caught 72 balls for 1,319 yards and 14 touchdowns on 19.3 yards per reception last year.
Apr 15 - 10:00 PM

Pro Football Focus likes Southern Miss CB Kalan Reed "a lot as a prospect who brings athleticism and scheme-diversity to the secondary."

Reed ranked third in this draft class in both PFF's coverage grades and passes defensed last year. "He intercepted or defended over 20 percent of his targets on the year, and those ball skills put him in the second-round range on the latest PFF Draft Board," Steve Palazzolo wrote. "NFL teams may overlooked Reed since he’s 'only' 5-foot-11, but he’s proficient in man or zone coverage and may end up as one of the steals of the draft." Reed had 56 tackles (4.0 for loss), four interceptions and two forced fumbles last year.
Apr 15 - 3:10 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that the New York Jets are "very high" on Southern Miss T Norman Price.

The analyst reported on Monday that Price has moved himself onto the draft line because of a great senior season and an exceptional Pro Day workout. If the Jets -- or any other team -- are inclined, Price figures to be available on Day 3.
Apr 5 - 6:06 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Southern Miss T Norman Price is "moving up draft boards."

Pauline adds that while Price was "not graded by scouts prior to the season," he's put himself on boards with a big senior season and a great Pro Day workout. At that event, Price posted 32 reps on the bench, had a 30 inch vertical and clocked 4.88 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Price has four team visits coming up, according to Pauline, who adds that "some teams have stamped him as an early third-day pick."
Apr 4 - 5:16 PM

Southern Miss WR Casey Martin recorded 23 bench press reps during the program's Pro Day on Thursday.

23 bench reps -- even for a wide receiver -- normally wouldn't be cause for much of a note, but they become all the more impressive when you factor in Martin's size. Or lack of it. He measures in at just 5-foot-8, 178 pounds. In addition to turning home all those reps in the weight room, he also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds. Said Martin, "I was real happy with all test things. I’ve always been strong, so I was pretty confident with my bench. I was also happy with my 40. I practiced that a lot and ran a good one, for sure." While he notched a nice 80-925-7 receiving line last season, he is likely looking at undrafted free agency at the close of the draft.
Mar 27 - 6:39 PM

Southern Miss CB Kalan Reed ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds during Thursday's Pro Day.

In addition to that shiny 4.38 mark in the sprint, Reed also logged a truly stellar vertical jump. His 41 1/2 inches would have tied for the best mark at the NFL Scouting Combine had it occurred in Indianapolis. As you might expect, the 5-foot-11, 192-pounder was stoked by all this excitement. Said Reed, "People weren’t expecting me to be as explosive or run that fast. So all in all, I think I did pretty well and showed them what they had questions about. That they were plusses and not minuses." Last season, Reed was a busy man, registering 56 tackles (4.0 for loss), four interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Mar 27 - 6:14 PM


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