Even better was watching Coach Dan Mullen’s men line-up for a quick set of two-minute offense. No, no defense opposed them. Still this was one way to get a quick read on where everyone stands on that side of the football as Mississippi State opens preseason.
LEFT SPLIT END: De’Runnya Wilson, Joe Morrow, Deddrick Thomas
RIGHT SPLIT END: Fred Brown, Jesse Jackson, Jonnas Spivey
SLOT RECEIVER: Fred Ross, Gabe Myles, Malik Dear
TIGHT END: Gus Walley, Darrion Hutcherson, B.J. Hammond
LEFT TACKLE: Rufus Warren, Elgton Jenkins, Cole Carter
LEFT GUARD: Justin Malone, Deion Calhoun, Michael Story
CENTER: Jamaal Clayborn, Jocquell Johnson, Nick Proby
RIGHT GUARD: Devon Desper, Jake Thomas, Ronald Cochran
RIGHT TACKLE: Justin Senior, Damien Robinson, Martinas Rankin
QUARTERBACK: Dak Prescott, Damian Williams, Nick Fitzgerald, Elijah Staley, Nick Tiano
RUNNING BACK: Ashton Shumpert, Brandon Holloway, Dontavian Lee, Aeris Williams
We will work on a defensive depth chart at Wednesday’s practice.
Also, in a most encouraging sign of team condition, the rehab pit was entirely empty to begin camp. Safety Kendrick Market in fact lined up with the first safety rotation in his unit’s drills, alongside Kivon Coman. But word was Market will be moderately restricted these early days of practice so as not to rush his comeback from the November injury and surgery.
Cornerback Taveze Calhoun was closer to full-speed in those drills after skipping most of spring too. And linebacker Dezmond Harris was going through the first few rounds of work as well, though he is not expected to be full-speed for a little longer.
Mullen was to speak with media around 7:50 in the evening, along with selected players.