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Five Ole Miss rookies make NFL rosters

The total number has now reached 28.

Buffalo Bills v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

This weekend was the deadline for NFL teams to cut their rosters down to the final 53 players they will take into the regular season, and after the dust settled, five first-year players from Ole Miss’ 2019 NFL Draft class made the cut. These five players give the Rebels a total of 28 players on active NFL rosters.

Rebels in the Pros

Player Team Position
Player Team Position
A.J. Brown Tennessee Titans Wide Receiver
A.J. Moore Houston Texans Safety
Bobby Massie Chicago Bears Offensive Tackle
Bradley Sowell Chicago Bears Tight End
Brandon Bolden New England Patriots Running Back
Breeland Speaks Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker
C.J. Moore Detroit Lions Safety
Chad Kelly Indianapolis Colts Quarterback
Cody Core New York Giants Wide Receiver
D.J. Jones San Francisco 49ers Defensive Tackle
Dawson Knox Buffalo Bills Tight End
DK Metcalf Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver
Donte Moncrief Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver
Eli Manning New York Giants Quarterback
Evan Engram New York Giants Tight End
Fadol Brown Green Bay Packers Defensive End
Greg Little Carolina Panthers Offensive Tackle
Javon Patterson* Indianapolis Colts Center
John Jerry Cincinnati Bengals Guard
Jordan Wilkins Indianapolis Colts Running Back
Ken Webster Miami Dolphins Cornerback
Laquon Treadwell Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver
Laremy Tunsil Houston Texans Offensive Tackle
Lavon Hooks* Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive End
Marquis Haynes Carolina Panthers Defensive End
Mike Hilton Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback
Quincy Adeboyejo New York Jets Wide Receiver
Robert Nkemdiche* Miami Dolphins Defensive End

* = PUP or Injured Reserve


  • Four of the Rebels who were drafted are from the offensive side of the ball, which shouldn’t surprise you.
  • Left tackle Laremy Tunsil was traded to the Texans for a haul of first-round picks.
  • Patriots cut defensive back Ken Webster, but the Stockbridge, Ga. native was picked up the following day by the Miami Dolphins.
  • Both Moore twins made active rosters (show up to show out), and both should get significant snaps on special teams this season.
  • Cody Core was cut by the Bengals and subsequently picked up by the Giants.
  • Laquon Treadwell did not make the Vikings’ 53-man roster and will be cut or traded before the regular season. Treadwell finished with just 56 catches and only one touchdown in 40 games in Minnesota.
  • Chad Kelly will be suspended for the Colts first two regular season games and cannot practice with the team during that time. Jacoby Brissett will have plenty of time to solidify his starting spot in Kelly’s absence.