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NFL Draft rewind: Ole Miss’ five-year recap

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Ole Miss has produced only 10 NFL draft picks over the last five seasons. And in 2013, only Gilbert Pena looks to land somewhere in the sixth to seventh round.

Are any of these draft picks better than Mike Wallace?

2012 (1)

  • Bobby Massie, Cardinals (4th round)

2011 (1)

  • Jerrell Powe, Chiefs (6th round)

2010 (4)

  • Dexter McCluster, Chiefs (2nd round)
  • John Jerry, Dolphins (3rd round)
  • Kendrick Lewis, Chiefs (5th round)
  • Greg Hardy, Panthers (6th round)

2009 (4)

  • Michael Oher, Ravens (1st round)
  • Peria Jerry, Falcons (1st round)
  • Mike Wallace, Steelers (3rd round)
  • Jamarca Sanford, Vikings (7th round)

2008 (0)

No players drafted

Best Pro: The tendency is to choose Ravens tackle Michael Oher, but I’m a sucker for playmakers and am going with Mike Wallace. Just a third-round pick, Wallace has electrified the NFL with his speed and deep threat ability in Pittsburgh. He’s registered two 1,000-yard seasons in ‘10 and ‘11, and he’s totaled 235 catches for 4,042 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging 17.2 yards per catch. Wallace is a boss, and he’s the #1 free agent receiver on the market right now.

Most Disappointing Pro: The former first-round pick of the Falcons, Peria Jerry hasn’t lived up to the hype yet. In four seasons, Jerry has recorded just 34 total tackles and two sacks. He’s settling into a rotational-type player, but he’s not the impact player the Falcons drafted in the first round.

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