Three Rebels invited to Upcoming NFL Combine
OXFORD, Miss. — The NFL has officially invited three Ole Miss Rebels to attend the NFL Combine, a four-day scouting event involving the nation’s top projected picks. Cornerback Deantre Prince, edge rusher Cedric Johnson, and safety Daijahn Anthony will be representing the Rebels.
NFL Combine Invites Accepted 📈
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) January 30, 2024
The NFL Combine will be held Feb. 29 to March 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Prince concluded his 2023 season with 36 total tackles, five pass deflections, one interception, and one sack. The senior collected six tackles against Texas A&M, the most of any game for him in 2023.
Oh my goodness. Deantre Prince just made one of the best interceptions you’ll ever see. pic.twitter.com/zPdU1VG426
— Connor O’Gara (@cjogara) November 21, 2021
The Mississippi native will, without a doubt, improve whichever secondary he is drafted into.
Cedric Johnson is another senior who led the Rebels in sacks with 5.5 and collected 217 total tackles. With the addition of defensive coordinator Pete Golding, we were able to see the versatility of Johnson and his ability to move from defensive end to outside linebacker.
Ole Miss Cedric Johnson is that dude! pic.twitter.com/BaFNyNUnxm
— Robert Cardona (@CARDONAFAM29) April 6, 2022
Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 265 pounds, Johnson has the ability to rise quickly on the NFL draft board.
The final Ole Miss representative is Daijahn Anthony, who transferred from Liberty before the 2023 season. Anthony had a whopping 61 total tackles, eight pass deflections, and three interceptions.
It’s also worth noting that he did force one very memorable fumble on Heisman winner Jayden Daniels.
The blingy names entering the transfer portal are fun, but it’s the guys you haven’t heard of yet that could end up helping Ole Miss the most.
This time last year I had never heard of Tre Harris, Caden Prieskorn, John Saunders or Daijahn Anthony…
— We Run the Sip (@OMRebelNation) November 29, 2023
Anthony was a top player in last year’s secondary and will have the chance to make an impact the second he arrives in the NFL.
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