String’s Big Day

Players like Laquon Treadwell — at any position — don’t come around every year. He will be missed next season, along with Robert Nkemdiche and Laremy Tunsil.

While Treadwell has been the focal point of the wide receivers it’s been a group with depth and ability.

Damore’ea Stringfellow drove home that point to the MSU secondary in the Egg Bowl with five catches for 84 yards and two scores.

In the process Stringfellow gave Ole Miss fans a glimpse of what the future might look like. It’s unfair to expect Stringfellow to replicate Treadwell’s skill set, but he comes closest of the receivers on the roster by his sheer size at 6-2, 220.

After Treadwell’s 76 catches the Rebels have four other players with at least 30 catches, and right behind that group is Markell Pack with 29.

Treadwell’s greatest asset in my mind has always been how difficult he is to tackle after the catch. It can’t be a half-hearted effort for the defender. The guy’s got to be all in.

Treadwell grew into that level of physicality. He had some of it as a freshman but not like he’s had this year.

Maybe Stringfellow will grow into it as well. It will be interesting to see what his off-season is like.

From the Mother Ship, the future at wide receiver.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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