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Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief
Offseason momentum usually doesn't mean much, but the exception could be this year's offseason for the Ole Miss Rebels.
Their 7-6 record in their first season under head coach Hugh Freeze wasn't anything to write home about, but they played LSU, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt close last season, proving that they no longer are the pushovers they once were under former head coach Houston Nutt.
With 18 starters returning and an injection of talent coming later this summer thanks to a top-10 recruiting class, things are looking good in Oxford.
Offensively, there are weapons galore. Donte Moncrief and Ja-Mes Logan will be joined by Laquan Treadwell this summer to create a dangerous wide receiving corps while incumbent running back Jeff Scott will have a cast of talented running backs nipping at his heels.
The one question is at quarterback where Bo Wallace will have to be more efficient with the football. He threw 22 touchdowns a year ago, but 17 interceptions is way too many. He was banged up at times and missed spring practice after undergoing shoulder surgery, which means he has had to make the most of those mental reps this spring.
Defensively, the Rebs are underrated. C.J. Johnson, Channing Ward and incoming freshman Robert Nkemdiche will present a dynamic pass rush to opposing offensive coordinators, and Denzel Nkemdiche showed that he has All-SEC talent last season.
Watch out for the Rebels. They're good enough to give every team on the schedule fits, including the presumed front-runners in the SEC West.