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Hottytoddy.com is giving readers a roundup of all the commentary and information about the Ole Miss Rebels from various publications around the Web.

Readers will be able to check out the latest information in a single post every day throughout the year. Here at HottyToddy.com, we are doing all the leg work to find the information that people may want to hear about Ole Miss sports.

Today’s roundup features the RebelWalk.com, OleHottyToddy.com and OMSpirit


NFL Draft Expert Mike Detillier discusses Ole Miss Rebels at the NFL Combine

NFL_CombineEach February, several hundred of the very best collegiate football players are invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, where executives, coaches, scouts and doctors from all 32 NFL teams gather to conduct an intense, four-day examination of the players in advance of the NFL Draft.

This year, six Ole Miss Rebels will participate in the combine: Laquon Treadwell, Laremy Tunsil, Robert Nkemdiche, C.J. Johnson, Cody Core, and Fahn Cooper. (For a complete list of all the players invited, click here.)

The combine is arguably one of the most important steps in the entire draft process, and the hopes and dreams of an athlete may rise—or fall—with their performances in Indy. (Players began arriving Tuesday, but the first on-field workouts do not begin until Friday, Feb. 26.)

Combine testing

Those invited to attend will be measured, weighed, timed for speed, tested for strength, evaluated in agility drills and interviewed. They’ll undergo medical exams and take the Wonderlic Test—an intelligence test designed to measure cognitive ability and be administered quickly. (It consists of just 50 questions and has a 12-minute time limit.)

Courtesy of Evelyn Van Pelt and the RebelWalk.com


A Look Beyond the Stars for Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss

Coach Hugh Freeze celebrates after Ole Miss' 2016 Sugar Bowl victory. Photo by John Bowen
Coach Hugh Freeze celebrates after Ole Miss’ 2016 Sugar Bowl victory.
Photo by John Bowen

National Signing Day 2016 was a banner day for Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss football team.

It reminded many Rebel fans of National Signing Day 2013. Multiple five-stars cast their lot with the Rebels and ESPN’s coverage from Oxford only heightened the excitement.

Such as it was in 2013, multiple players that ranked at the top of their position were on the board. Like each of Freeze’s classes, there were 4-stars aplenty. But today, I want to take a deeper look at the three-start recruits that have signed with Ole Miss in the Freeze era.

By taking a look at these guys we can really get a judgement of just how good Freeze and his staff are with evaluations. This should also give us an idea of just how deep each class has been under Freeze. Sure, he has done a great job of attracting big fish to Oxford, but how has done when it comes to hooking the right fish.

I used the 247Sports composite rankings as to get an accurate judge of how each recruiting site felt about each players. Also this just includes the 2013-2016 classes. These are the classes Freeze has started and finished. He simply put a cap on the 2012 class, a nice one with five-star Channing Ward, sure, but that wasn’t fully his class. And obviously the 2017 class is just getting started, though it’s off to a promising start with 4-star DD Bowie, 3-star Markel Winters and 3-star legacy Ben Brown.

Courtesy of John Luke McCord and OleHottytoddy.com


Former Ole Miss star out to prove he’s the unquestioned No. 1 wide receiver in his draft class

Laquon Treadwell is all smiles at the Sugar Bowl. Photo by John Bowen.
Laquon Treadwell is all smiles at the Sugar Bowl. Photo by John Bowen.

The former Ole Miss wide receiver has his reasons.

Treadwell switched facilities midway through draft training. He said he hasn’t had sufficient time to prepare for the 40, though he’s confident he’ll run in his targeted range of the low 4.5s or better come Ole Miss pro day March 28.

“I just didn’t have enough time,” said Treadwell, who’s training in Miami. Parrish Alford of the Daily Journal provided the quotes for this report. “Well, I had enough time to prepare, but I was training at one facility. I switched facilities in the mid-training process, just wasn’t getting the work I needed to run my best time. Now I’m just getting comfortable at the new spot and learning my techniques. I figured if I have enough time to work on it I’ll get the time I want.”

He was peppered with questions regarding his decision when addressing the media Thursday, following a week filled with stories and heated debate on television and social media from national pundits. Many, though, understood his thinking and don’t believe his decision will have any affect on his draft stock.

“Watch the tape,” ESPN’s Todd McShay said on the network’s NFL Live. “He reminds me a lot of Dez Bryant. He’s physical, he gets off the press, he tracks the ball well and he’s physical after the catch. These individual workouts and the pro day and the combine running (are) not as important as the tape.”

Courtesy of Ben Garrett and the Ole Miss Spirit


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