SDS continues its series of predicting the game one starters for all 14 SEC teams. Next up, the Ole Miss Rebels.

Ole Miss opens the season in Atlanta against Boise State, and here is our projected starting lineup:

Offense Defense
QB Bo Wallace DE CJ Johnson
RB I’Tavius Mathers DT Robert Nkemdiche
WR Laquon Treadwell DE Woodrow Hamilton
WR Vince Sanders DE Carlos Thompson
WR Quincy Adeboyejo OLB Serderius Bryant
TE Evan Engram MLB Christian Russell
LT Laremy Tunsil Husky Tony Connor
LG Aaron Morris CB Senquez Golson
C Ben Still CB Derrick Jones
RG Justin Bell SS Trae Elston
RT Fahn Cooper FS Cody Prewitt


  • The offense is primarily set, but there will be some shuffling along the offensive line. Following Austin Golson’s transfer to Auburn, the starting five isn’t exactly set in stone. Fahn Cooper should start at right tackle.
  • Hugh Freeze talked up Quincy Adeboyejo this spring, and he could be come a crucial playmaker for the Rebels’ offense.
  • The Rebels boast what could be the SEC’s top defensive line, headlined, of course, by Robert Nkemdiche and CJ Johnson.
  • Ole Miss runs a 4-2-5 base defense, and we all know that Denzel Nkemdiche is suspended for the Boise State game. Linebacker Serderius Bryant and safety Cody Prewitt are the leaders of arguably the SEC’s top rostered defense.

Predicted starters for every SEC team’s first game: