Ole Miss Football Has Two Players Go in Latest Mock Draft From Matt Miller

Sep 30, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels defensive linemen Cedric Johnson (2)
Sep 30, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels defensive linemen Cedric Johnson (2) / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss Football have a few players that could be selected on day three of the 2024 NFL Draft. Two Rebels were mocked in ESPN draft analysts Matt Miller's latest seven-round mock draft.

With April just around the corner, the anticipation for the 2024 NFL Draft is palpable. Analysts are releasing their mock drafts, including comprehensive seven-round drafts from various experts.

ESPN draft analyst Matt Miller released his latest seven-round mock draft, with two Ole Miss players making it in.

Minnesota Vikings, Pick 232 - Cedric Johnson Jr, Ole Miss, DE,

Miller had the first Ole Miss player going off the board in round 7, with Cedric Johnosn Jr. going to the Minnesota Vikings with pick 232.

Johnson's athleticism shone brightly at this year's Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine. He is an explosive athlete with impressive length and speed. Johnson's potential as a pass rusher is sky-high, and while he's still developing, his raw talent holds promise for a bright future on the right team.

Miller selected Johnson in the seventh round, with another defensive end, Javontae Jean-Baptiste, out of Notre Dame. As of March 30, Minnesota only had one defensive end, veteran Jonathan Bullard, on the roster. If the Vikings selected Johnson, he would have the chance to challenge for snaps.

Cincinnati Bengals, Pick 237 - Daijahn Anthony, Ole Miss, Safety

Five picks later, Miller had his second and final Ole Miss player selcted. Safety Daijahn Anthony was No.237 pick, heading to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Anthony only spent one season with the Rebels. However, competing against SEC offenses could put him in good stead at the next level. Anthony is a tough tackler who can quickly get into the box to help prevent running plays.

Anthony has a top-30 visit with Cincinnati planned, so the chance the Bengals draft him is not out of the question. If he does land on their roster, he could learn from players like Vonn Bell and Geno Stone.