Since 2009 LSU, Mississippi and Mississippi State placed four players into the draft’s first round; a streak that will end next year and may take some time before it renews again.  All three schools offer a few players that we may be underrating but we see limited top 100 potential.


Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
2-3 Russell Shepard WR 10 3Jr Reliable pass catcher with homerun hitting speed and a threat to break games open anytime the ball is in his hands. Offers a tremendous amount of upside and could be an early pick if he continues to improve his game.
3rd Lavar Edwards DE 89 4Jr Good future prospect with nice size, athleticism and growth potential. Makes plays in every direction of the field. Should only get better in time.
6th Jordan Jefferson QB 9 4Sr Big armed quarterback that’s also a threat carrying the ball. Powers the ball through the tight spots and easily drives passes downfield. Must significantly improved his reads and overall pass placement.
6th Karnell Hatcher S 37 4Sr Disciplined run defending safety that shows the ability to get outside the numbers and make plays to the flanks.
6-7 Rueben Randle WR 2 3Jr Tall, smooth fluid receiver that shows a lot of natural skill. More of a possession wide out and is prone to bouts of lost focus.
7th Ryan Baker OLB 22 4Sr Quick, weak side linebacker prospect that easily makes plays sideline to sideline. Shows a good degree of suddenness in his game. Really struggles taking on blocks and gets caught up in the wash to easily.
FA Deangelo Peterson TE 19 4Sr Tall, thin college tight end that looks like a possession receiver. Easily moves about the field, gets into the secondary and a solid pass catcher that effortlessly makes the deep reception. Gives effort blocking yet lacks functional football strength.
FA Ken Adams OLB 94 5Sr Tall, good-looking athlete that lines up at defensive end for LSU but projects to outside linebacker at the next level. Makes athletic plays on the field but has questionable instincts.
FA Brandon Taylor CB 15 4Sr Tough, intelligent defensive back with solid ball skills. Possesses marginal speed which will limit him at the next level.
FA Mitch Joseph TE 83 4Sr Adequate tight end prospect that can be the third man on the depth chart. Solid job as a pass catcher and blocker.
FA Stefoin Francois S 23 5Sr


Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
5-6 Bradley Sowell T 78 5Sr Technically sound pass blocking collegiate tackle that is slightly overrated in the scouting community. Does not possess great upside.
6-7 Brandon Bolden RB 34 4Sr Quick ball carrier that shows the ability to beat defenders into the open field. Finds the cutback lanes and immediately gets through them.
7th Gerald Rivers DE 90 4Jr Athletic underclassmen that flashes a lot of skill as a pass rusher.
7th Wayne Dorsey DE 7 4Sr Tall defensive end that looks like a power forward on the football field. Flashes athleticism but very rough around the edges.
FA Alex Washington G 73 5Sr Massive blocker that moves incredibly well for such a large man. Strong at the point and big enough to engulf defenders. Really needs to polish his game and lose weight but has a large upside.
FA Damien Jackson S 1 4Sr Straight-line safety that stands out in run defense. Marginal sideline to sideline range.
FA Wesley Pendleton CB 6 3Jr Physical, well sized cornerback with a solid game.
FA Marcus Temple CB 4 4Sr Nice sized cornerback with a physical game. Flying under the radar.
FA Enrique Davis RB 27 4Sr Rotational back that displays the ability to make defenders miss and create his own yardage.

Mississippi State

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
5th Addison Lawrence G 62 5Sr Quick footed, mobile zone blocking prospect that plays right tackle for Mississippi State but projects to guard on our boards. Fundamentally sound, plays with a large degree of intelligence and works hard. Effective in motion. Lacks the dominant strength. Solid zone blocking prospect.
5-6 Quentin Saulsberry G 55 5Sr Quick, explosive and hard-working blocker that shows ability in motion. Played guard last season yet projected to center by some. Potential zone blocking lineman.
6-7 Vick Ballard RB 28 4Sr Quick, creative runner that shows good vision, finds the cutback lanes and quickly hits the hole. Shows a burst and runs hard on the inside. Terrific third-down back/complementary runner for the next level.
FA Chris Relf QB 14 5Sr Athletic college quarterback expected to find a new position in the NFL.
FA Charles Mitchell S 4 4Sr Aggressive run defending safety that displays limited playing speed.
FA Brandon Maye OLB 9 5Sr Clemson transfer that looked like a potential star as a sophomore but watched his game slide off in 2010.
FA Wade Bonner S 7 5Sr
FA James Carmon T 77 4Sr Junior college transfer and that was used on the defensive line last season and is slated to move to offensive tackle this year. Developmental project with outstanding size.