Four Ole Miss Rebels were taken in the 2023 NFL Draft:
2nd Rd. Jonathan Mingo (Panthers)
4th Rd. Tavius Robinson (Ravens)
6th Rd. Zach Evans (Rams)
7th Rd. Nick Broeker (Bills)
All four of these guys have the potential to have success in the NFL. Let’s take a look.
Steve Smith, Sr. really likes Mingo
“He’s just consistent,” former Panther great Steve Smith said via Underdog Fantasy. “Over and over again, he just continues to make plays. He’s a bowling ball. He will run around you. He will run through you. Teams are starting to pick up on his and [are] knowing and understanding he will bring something to the table that you will not expect.”
Ravens like what they got in Robinson
“I think we got a guy who plays very, very hard. [He’s] big, you guys will see when you see him – 6’6″, 250-260 pounds,” Ravens GM Eric DeCosta said. “[He] runs well, very, very physical, long reach. From a comparison standpoint, [he is] probably more like a guy like Za’Darius Smith. [He] can kick inside, can play outside. [He is] physical.”
Buffalo Bills get to know Broeker
Broeker’s pre-game ritual is the same week after week. Aside from practicing hard and watching extra film, he always eats a Snickers and puts the wrapper in his left sock on game days. This all started because when he was 12 or 13 years old he did it before a basketball game and scored 40 points, so he hasn’t stopped.
Upside for Evans
But for injuries and the spectacular debut of freshman Quinshon Judkins, Evans probably would have rushed for well over 1,000 yards this year. Evans could do really, really well for Los Angeles if he can stay healthy. The Rams may have gotten a steal.
The Rams end the fall for Ole Miss RB Zach Evans at 215. I figured he'd land in the fourth round or so. Talented player who transferred and underachieved as a collegian. There's upside there.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 29, 2023
Undrafted free agents
These Rebels were signed as undrafted free agents immediately following the draft:
WR Malik Heath – Packers
DB AJ Finley – Chargers
OL Mason Brooks – Commanders
LB Troy Brown – Giants
DT KD Hill – Jets (invited to rookie minicamp)
Ole Miss falls to Georgia, 7-3
The Bulldogs scored three runs in the third inning – without a hit – and Ole Miss didn’t get within two the rest of the way in a 7-3 Georgia win that tied the series.
Ole Miss is 22-21 overall and 4-16 in SEC play. Georgia is 25-19 (8-12). The rubber match is set for 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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