It’s a big week for several former Ole Miss football players, who are looking to impress scouts at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week. Offensive tackles Laremy Tunsil and Fahn Cooper, wide receivers Laquon Treadwell and Cody Core, defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche and linebacker C.J. Johnson will all be participating in the various drills.
Here are five things to know:
- Earlier this week, Treadwell announced he would not take part in the 40-yard dash at the combine. That move may hurt his status in April’s NFL draft, but it might be a blessing in disguise down the road.
- However things shake out over the next couple of months for Treadwell, everyone expects him to be a major impact player in the NFL for years to come. In fact, one NFL draft expert said Treadwell reminds him of another former SEC player who has put together a nice professional career.
- The combine can often make or break a player’s draft status, and one former Rebel is among the top five SEC players with the most to lose this week in Indianapolis.
- Tunsil is predicted among many to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, but that might not be the best move for the Tennessee Titans, according to one NFL draft expert.
- While all the attention has been on the combine this week, Ole Miss picked up its third commitment for the Class of 2017 when a second generation legacy pledged his commitment to the Rebels.
Other Ole Miss news from around the Internet
- Ole Miss men’s basketball has a lot of work to do to get back in the NCAA Tournament picture, but the Rebels made a step in the right direction Tuesday. Ole Miss used a second-half surge to get past Missouri, 85-76.
- With many expectations surrounding Ole Miss football in 2016, there will be plenty of hype surrounding quarterback Chad Kelly. ESPN’s Chris Low recently caught up with Kelly, who is determined to make a lasting legacy next fall.
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