Mississippi State Bulldogs College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Mississippi State Bulldogs Offensive Player
OT Charles Cross, Soph.
This might be pumping him up a bit too much and projecting too high a ceiling as a possible NFL first rounder, but the 6-5, 305-pound left tackle has the movement and upside to grow into a star.
In a perfect world, it’s one of Mike Leach’s quarterbacks who turns out to be the main man, and don’t count out what a statistical superstar RB Jo’quavious Marks might be, but someone has to block for them.
2. WR Jaden Walley, Soph.
3. RB Jo’quavious Marks, Soph.
4. WR Austin Williams, Jr.
5. QB Will Rogers, Soph.
Best Mississippi State Bulldogs Defensive Player
LB Aaron Brule, Jr.
All of the attention gets paid to the offensive side, but the defense has more potential all-stars. Go ahead and pick from at least six different Bulldogs and you might have the top guy, but assume the Brule will be among the team’s most disruptive playmakers.
The 6-1, 235-pounder is the leading returning tackler and was one of the best pass rushers, coming up with 77 stops with four sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss.
2. CB Emmanuel Forbes, Soph.
3. LB Tyus Wheat, Sr.
4. S Jalen Green, Sr.
5. CB Martin Emerson, Jr.
Top Incoming Mississippi State Bulldogs Transfer
S Jalen Green, Sr.
A few receivers should make an impact, and Randy Charlton is coming aboard after making 68 tackles with four sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss at UCF. But it’s Green who has the biggest upside – the guy gets the 0 jersey without playing a down.
The former Texas Longhorn got hurt early on and ended up only making 47 tackles with a pick and seven broken up passes in his three seasons. However, the 6-1, 195-pounder is healthy, in a new spot, and if this spring was any indication he’s about to become a difference-maker in the secondary.