Ole Miss Rebels: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Ole Miss Rebels: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Ole Miss Rebels: CFN College Football Preview 2021


Ole Miss College Football Preview 2021: Top Players

Best Ole Miss Offensive Player

QB Matt Corral, Jr.
The 6-1, 205-pounder showed glimpses of something big as part of a rotation as a sophomore, and then last year he took to the tweaks to the offense and the new coaching staff in a hurry with a special year.

He threw 14 picks, but he hit 71% of his passes for 3,337 yards and 29 touchdowns and ran for four scores. He’s a baller’s baller who loves to go for the deep shots, averaging over ten yards per throw.

2. RB Jerrion Ealy, Jr.
3. C Ben Brown, Sr.
4. WR Dontario Drummond, Sr.
5. WR Braylon Sanders, Sr.

Best Ole Miss Defensive Player

S AJ Finley, Jr. 
The Rebels need a whole slew of defensive players to step up and be terrific, and they lost a great one in leading tackler Jacquez Jones – he bolted for Kentucky.

The 6-2 Finley got in a little work as a freshman, and last year he took his game up a few notches with 62 tackles and three interceptions with seven broken up passes. He’s got the size, range, and now the experience to push to be an all-star.

2. CB Keidron Smith, Sr.
3. DE/LB Sam Williams, Sr.
4. LB Lakia Henry, Sr.
5. P Mac Brown, Sr.

Top Incoming Ole Miss Transfer

WR Jahcour Pearson. Sr.
What wide receiver doesn’t want to play in this high-octane offense? Ole Miss has a few good veterans in place with Elijah Moore gone, and helping the cause is a speedy veteran who didn’t do much last year for Western Kentucky with nine catches in three games, but came up with 76 grabs for 804 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019.

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