Top OL for Mississippi Scout Combine

We selected five players who stood out the most at the scout combine in Mississippi.

Offensive Linemen

Michael Antonescu(OL, Ridgeland, MS) - One word describes Michael's game, nasty. But along with that nastiness is a player who respects his opponents, as he repeatedly encouraged his opponenets after he pancaked them.

He is not the biggest guy on the field (6' 2 1/2", 274), not the fastest (5.43 forty) but he simply finds a away to pancake his man in front of him time and time again. Isn't that what the game of football is all about?

What we were impressed with, athletically, was Antonescu's ability to change directions and move laterally, as he turned in the second best three come time (8.5) and the second best shuttle time (5.16).

Michael has an early list that consist Auburn, Florida, Indiana, Ole Miss, MSU, Stanford, and Wyoming.

Michael at the scout combine

Jason Fowler (OL, Tupelo, MS) - Jason is no stranger to the scout combine as he also participated in the Army All-American combine.

Fowler came in at 6' 3", 276 and ran a respectable 5.44 forty. Jason showed pretty good change of direction with a 5.44 shuttle and had the 4th best 3 cone (lateral movement) out of all of the linemen at 8.81 seconds.

Jason is a solid player that does not do anything spectacular, but he does everything well.

Fowler has an early list of LSU, MSU, Ole Miss, USM, Auburn, and North Carolina.

Colton Jenkins(OL, Winona, MS) - Colton had some loose cartilage removed from his shoulder recently so Jenkins participated with the tight ends to avoid contact on the sore shoulder.

But you can see why Colton is regarded as one of the more athletic offensive line prospects to come out of Mississippi in years. He measured in at 6' 4", 286 and ran a camp best 5.22 out all of the offensive linemen. In fact, Jenkins tested best in all of the drills for the offensive linemen. He ran a 5.04 shuttle, had a 8.46 three cone, and jumped 25" on the vertical.

That shows you that he has the speed, quickness, change of direction, and ability to move laterally to block the incoming defenders for the next level.

Ole Miss (offer) leads MSU (offer) and Alabama.

Evan Lang(OL, Parklane Aca, MS) - Evan was one of those "sleepers" coming into the camp, but we have a sneaky feeling that is about to change. Evan measured in at 6' 3", 312 and ran an impressive 5.32 forty. But what really caught our attention was his shuttle time, which tests the players ability to change direction.. Evan tied Colton Jenkins with the best shuttle time out of all of the OL with a 5.04 time.

Evan continually did the best job out of all of the linemen in blocking the quicker defensive ends. Lang is very athletic and shows great intensity out on of the field.

USM, Ole Miss, USM, LSU, and Alabama are all on Evan's short list.

Ra'Shad McGill(OL, Heidelburg, MS) - Ra' Shad was another unknown player coming into the camp but left with a name for himself.

McGill measured in at 6' 2 1/2", 292 and had the second best forty time (5.32) out of all of the offensive line prospects in attendance. McGill ran a respectable shuttle (5.31). But if there is one area of concern, it was his ability to move laterally, as he ran a 9.56 three cone, which was the worst time out of all of the OL.

Ra'Shad did show great strength when he got his arms locked up with the defender and also played with great passion. He was also one of the more liked players on the field, which points towards good leadership.

Houston, Nicholls State, Louisiana Tech, UL-Lafayette, Memphis, Ole Miss (Coach Saunders), Southern Miss (Coach Bower and Coach Johnson) and Mississippi State (Coach Smith) have all been by the school since the scout combine took place.

LSU, Ole Miss, MSU, and Auburn are the early leaders.

Ra'Shad at the scout combine

McGill's Jr Season

Side Note

Tomorrow we will feature the offensive skilled players next.

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