The Southeastern Conference is one of the top breeding grounds for NFL prospects on a yearly basis. However for the most part your teams like Tennessee, Florida and LSU get most of the attention. Well this year expect pro scouts to be playing plenty of attention to the Ole Miss Rebels. They gained some media buzz last year by beating the then undefeated Florida Gators. This year they are led by NFL prospects Jevan Snead, Greg Hardy and Dexter McCluster.
Here today I want to talk about Ole Miss Rebels skills standout Dexter McCluster. If you have seen the man play then it’s probably not necessary to talk about how fast this guy is in the open field. The issue with him being seen as a high ranking NFL prospect is his small 5’8 165-170 pound frame. But what he brings to the table is the ability to be a threat in and out of the backfield. Last year he had 655 yards rushing and 625 yards receiving making him a pretty capable dual threat.
I expect much more product this year from Dexter McCluster and the Ole Miss Rebels. The last half of the season he averaged well over 100 yards a game rushing/receiving as his touches increased for the most part. Dexter McCluster had a huge performance for the Ole Miss Rebels against Texas Tech in their bowl game racking up 180 yards on just 20 total touches. That kind of production won’t be easy in the SEC where teams actually play defense but he still should put up some good numbers this upcoming season.