Ole Miss had one of its biggest day of free advertising in program history Monday, as media outlets from across the country flocked on Oxford, Miss., to provide coverage of the Rebels’ pro day. Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche were all in attendance, and the three projected first round picks did nothing to hurt their draft status in front of the strong NFL presence in the Ole Miss indoor practice facility.
Here are five things to know:
- Treadwell’s 40-yard dash time wasn’t anything to write home about, but he posted an expected time and his draft stock should remain where it is. As for Tunsil, he continued to have scouts drooling over his abilities.
- Overall, Treadwell’s stock should hold steady between now and the draft in late April. Despite not being the fastest guy in the world, the other tools he brings to the table appear to be more than enough to forget about his 40-yard dash time.
- Unlike Treadwell, Nkemdiche checks every box when it comes to the measurables, but the questions of his decision-making off the field is what gives NFL teams pause. Therefore, Nkemdiche is taking a step to alleviate any concerns about the influence he’ll have around him as a pro.
- That decision is a big step in the right direction for Nkemdiche. NFL teams are more than likely looking for an excuse to draft a guy with Nkemdiche’s upside, and perhaps this decision will be enough for a team to take a chance.
- Tunsil entered his pro day as the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick to the Tennessee Titans, and his performance Monday only further solidified that feeling for almost all draft analysts.
Other Ole Miss news from around the Internet
- All 32 NFL teams were accounted for at Ole Miss’ pro day Monday, but no one may have been more noticeable than the Titans, who have the No. 1 pick of April’s draft. The Tennessee contingent walked away impressed with Tunsil, writes Chase Goodbread of NFL.com.
- Following a three-game sweep at the hands of South Carolina last weekend, the Ole Miss baseball team took a dip in the rankings. The Rebels came in at No. 13 in D1Baseball.com’s Top 25. Ole Miss has a midweek contest at Memphis Wednesday before traveling to Mississippi State for a three-game series beginning Friday.