3. TOP MISSISSIPPI STATE PLAYERS
Best Mississippi State Offensive Player
RB Kylin Hill, Jr.
Can we wait until the end of fall camp to figure out the top five Mississippi State offensive players? Most importantly, the quarterback situation has to be settled, and wait until the starting five on the offensive front is figured out.
Hill, though, should combine with Nick Gibson to crank up the rushing yards with the quarterback rushing workload likely lessened. The 5-11, 225-pound Hill led all running backs with 734 yards and four scores, and he caught 22 passes for 176 yards and four touchdowns. With his combination of toughness and quickness – and with more work – he’s a 1,000-yard back.
2. QB Keytaon Thompson, Jr.
3. RB Nick Gibson, Sr.
4. QB Tommy Stevens, Sr.
5. OT Charles Cross, Fr.
Best Mississippi State Defensive Player
CB Cameron Dantzler, Jr.
Name at least ten different Bulldog defensive players and any one of them could be here, or in the top five. Even after some massive talent losses, there’s still a whole lot to like.
The best part about Dantzler is how he might just be scratching the surface. The 6-2, 185-pounder had a good freshman season, and last year he took over a corner job finishing with 43 tackles with a sack, two picks and nine broken up passes. An elite athlete with NFL upside, he’ll be a lockdown star at one corner gig.
2. LB Leo Lewis, Sr.
3. LB Errol Thompson, Jr.
4. DE Chauncey Rivers, Sr.
5. LB Willie Gay, Jr.