NFL Rebels: Where they went

Posted on May 1 2016 - 8:41pm by Brian Scott Rippee

Ten former Ole Miss football players have been drafted or signed deals with NFL teams since the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday.

Laremy Tunsil –  Selected first round, 13th overall by the Miami Dolphins. Aside from all of the chaos that ensued on his draft night, Tunsil found a home in Miami. The junior played left tackle at Ole Miss, but the Dolphins plan to move him to guard.

Laquon Treadwell – Selected first round, 23rd overall by the Minnesota Vikings. It was clear that Treadwell would go in the first round, it was just not clear where. Teddy Bridgewater and Minnesota are getting a gem of a talent at wide receiver.

Robert Nkemdiche – Selected first round, 29th overall by the Arizona Cardinals. He fits well in Arizona’s system and will demand a double team. If he can be kept on the right path off of the field, this is a perfect match.

Fahn Cooper – Selected fifth round, 174th overall by the San Francisco 49ers. The senior guard found a home in San Francisco. He did not get as much credit as he deserved for his efforts to fill in during Tunsil’s seven-game suspension, but Cooper is an underrated NFL talent and a guy who Hugh Freeze calls a great leader.

Cody Core – Selected sixth round, 199th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. Often overshadowed by Treadwell, Core was a nice complement to him in the receiving game. He is a versatile receiver who will have a great chance to make the team in Cincinnati.

Undrafted free agents who signed deals:

Trae Elston – New Orleans Saints

Woodrow Hamilton – New England Patriots

Mike Hilton– Jacksonville Jaguars

C.J. Johnson– New England Patriots

Channing Ward– Tampa Bay Buccaneers