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Ole Miss OL Greg Little to enter NFL Draft

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11 Dec 2018, 09:16 GMT+10

Mississippi junior OT Greg Little is the third Rebels player to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft. He announced his decision via Twitter on Monday.

Little played in all 36 games during his three seasons at Ole Miss, including 29 starts at left tackle. He made five starts as a true freshman, holding his own against the likes of Myles Garrett and filling in for future first-round pick Laremy Tunsil. Little was named first-team All-SEC this season after earning second-team honors a year ago.

The Texas native is physical, demonstrates a strong hand punch and covers a lot of ground with his kick-slide. His aggressiveness and balance are two of his best attributes. Little possesses a solid build, long arms and prototypical size. He dropped 15 pounds after his freshman year, helping him improve his quickness, flexibility and endurance.

Playing in the SEC, Little owns an impressive resume against numerous players who have gone on to the next level. He'll need to work on improving his hand placement, as well as his line of sight against moving targets when making the transition to the next level. Overall, his skill-set enables him to immediately compete for a starting job.

Little, a former five-star recruit out of high school, won back-to-back state championships, protecting the blind side of quarterback Kyler Murray, who just won the Heisman Trophy.

Little joins two college teammates, wide receivers A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf, in entering the draft early. Little currently ranks as the second-rated offensive tackle, according to NFLDraftScout.com and projects as a first-round pick.

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