How is Robert Nkemdiche developing at Ole Miss?

Robert Nkemdiche was the first college football prospect ranked No. 1 in the nation produced by the state of Georgia.

Two years, the Grayson High School prospect signed with Ole Miss to join his older brother, who already played for the SEC school.

Nkemdiche

Nkemdiche

How is the college development at Ole Miss coming along for the 5-star recruit?

Nkemdiche played defensive end as a freshman, and shifted inside to defensive tackle last season.

“If you watched us practice this spring, I’m feeling really, really good about Robert,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told the AJC. “I hope that’s because he has continued to develop. I think moving inside was a little change for him. That takes a learning process. I see him understanding it more and more and more as he plays in it.

“I thought he had a great, well, a good sophomore year. There were chances to make plays that he himself would say he expects himself to make that would’ve made it a great year. He had a really good one to begin with. He had a chance to probably make a dozen more negative plays against offenses that he didn’t make it that I think he expects to make now in year three. So everything happens a little faster at that three-technique than it does at defensive end. And I do think it takes a little bit of adjustment.”

Since this year’s NFL Draft will take place later this month, there aren’t many mock drafts yet for 2016. However, one website has Nkemdiche projected to go No. 4 overall next year.


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