Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze had his first draft pick as a head coach in former Rebel wide receiver Donte Moncrief last year. Moncrief was drafted in the third round with the 90th overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts.
Freeze is expected to add two more names to that list. Former Ole Miss All-American defensive backs Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt are expected to be drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft and are expected to go somewhere in-between the 3rd and 5th rounds. Both Golson and Prewitt attended the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama and the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Golson was the Rebels’ first unanimous All-American since 2008, and led the Southeastern Conference. He finished second nationally with a school record-tying 10 interceptions. Golson is rated as the No. 8 cornerback and No. 62 overall prospect by NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock. Golson has the ball skills and athleticism to be an NFL corner, but his small frame of five feet, eight inches and 176 pounds could hurt his stock.
Safety Cody Prewitt was the leader of the ‘landshark’ secondary that led the nation in many pass defense statistical categories over the course of the 2014 season. Prewitt has the size for an NFL safety at six feet, two inches and 217 pounds, but injury concerns and quickness are some of the problems surrounding the Bay Springs native. Prewitt is rated the No. 9 safety and No. 122 overall prospect by ESPN.