Four Ole Miss players were drafted between the second and sixth rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft over the weekend. Running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster was the first Rebel selected in the annual draft as he went to the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round, No. 36 overall. Offensive lineman John Jerry followed McCluster as he was selected in the third round (No. 73) by the Miami Dolphins. Both McCluster and Jerry were taken on Friday.
Quarterback Jevan Snead and running back Cordera Eason have signed undrafted free agent deals, according to various sources. (more…) (April 24, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Safety Kendrick Lewis and defensive end Greg Hardy became the latest Ole Miss Rebels to be selected in the 2010 NFL Draft Saturday. (more…) (April 24, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A great showing in the Senior Bowl earlier this year turned out to be very beneficial for Ole Miss offensive guard John Jerry Friday night in the NFL Draft. (more…) (April 23, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster is now a Kansas City Chief. (more…) (April 23, 2010)
THE GODFREY SHOW – Late in the third quarter of Saturday’s Grove Bowl the realization hit that spring football in the South must be similar to the crackling atmosphere of a ACC tilt between Maryland and NC State in late October: About 25,000 disinterested fans and families lounging in a cavernous, fairly empty football stadium under blue skies and no humidity. See what Oxford Town’s sports columnist Steven Godfrey has to say about the Rebels as they wrap up their spring training. (April 22, 2010, Page 12)
When Ole Miss’ Dexter McCluster hears his name called tomorrow night during the second or even third round of the NFL Draft, his transformation into the person/player he has become will have taken yet another step in his spiritual awakening. (April 22, 2010, Page 6)
A dominating spring by the Ole Miss defense was replaced by a solid offensive show by the offense and quarterbacks Nathan Stanley and Raymond Cotton Saturday during the annual Grove Bowl at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Both quarterbacks, who have battled all spring to replace the departed Jevan Snead, had their moments in the Blue team’s 49-28 win over the Red squad. (April 19, 2010, Page 1B)
Redshirt freshman quarterback Raymond Cotton is at a crossroads in his Ole Miss playing career. While Cotton performed well this spring in his attempt to become the starter under center in 2010, his health may not allow him to compete for the starting job in the summer.
Medical examinations recently showed that Cotton has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder and the prognosis for his recovery, at least long term, is surgery. Whether that surgery, which could sideline him for up to six months, happens before the upcoming season or after the season in January remains to be decided. (April 19, 2010, Page 2B)
Headlines throughout the spring have repeatedly asked who will fill the shoes of quarterback Jevan Snead, running back Dexter McCluster and the three offensive linemen who have all graduated and are poised to play on the next level.
But one vacated position that has flown somewhat under the radar is that of cornerback.
With Marshay Green and Cassius Vaughn having graduated, the Rebels are faced with the tough task of replacing two experienced cornerbacks.
On Saturday, redshirt freshman Charles Sawyer showed Ole Miss fans and coaches alike why he might be the perfect guy to step up and start at cornerback opposite Jeremy McGee or Marcus Temple. (April 19, 2010, Page 2B)