College Football News Preview 2020: Top Ole Miss Rebels Players
Best Ole Miss Rebels Offensive Player
QB John Rhys Plumlee, Soph.
He was the star of the show over the second half of last year, but can he win the full-time gig under the new coaching staff? The 6-0, 192-pounder took over after the first few games and then went on a tear, running for 1,023 yards and 12 scores in nine games.
He ripped through LSU for 212 yards and four scores, and he ran for over 100 yards against Alabama, but can he get the passing game going? He only threw for 910 yards with four touchdowns – two of them came against the Crimson Tide – and he’ll have to adjust his game.
It’s possible Matt Corral or Grant Tisdale could rise up and take the gig if Plumlee can’t do everything the new coaching Taff needs, or there could be some sort of a rotation.
2. WR Elijah Moore, Jr.
3. RB Jerrion Ealy, Soph.
4. OG Ben Brown, Jr.
5. C Eli Johnson, Sr.
Best Ole Miss Rebels Defensive Player
LB Sam Williams, Sr.
Take your pick of a few of the linebackers, and a couple of other defenders, for the honor of being in the top spot. Linebacker Lakia Henry led the team in tackles, former defensive tackle Benito Jones led the team in tackles for loss, and there were plenty of good parts who did a little of everything else.
The 6-3, 251-pound Williams, though, managed to become one of the team’s best all-around disruptive forces. He only made 37 tackles, but he came up with six sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss. The one-time superstar recruit had a good first year coming in from the JUCO ranks, and this year he should be ready to blow up into a top hybrid edge rusher.
2. LB Jacquez Jones, Jr.
3. LB Lakia Henry, Sr.
4. S Jon Haynes, Sr.
5. DE Tariqious Tisdale, Sr.