Texans select LB Bernardrick McKinney in second round

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have selected Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney with the 43rd overall pick in the NFL draft. The Texans were supposed to pick 16th in the second round, but switched with Cleveland to select McKinney with the 11th selection in the second round. Additional details of the trade weren't immediately available. McKinney led the Bulldogs in...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: No wonder the Houston Texans moved up, this guy is mean

The Texans gave up a fourth round and a sixth round pick, but they didn’t do too bad for themselves, landing as Mayock said a “downhill thumper”. This guy is extraordinary and shows talent beyond where he was drafted. Keep in mind this guy plays in the SEC when you see these hits: AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five players still on the board who will be better than most...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

What will day 2 hold in store for the Green Bay Packers?

The Green Bay Packers pulled off one of the more surprising picks of the first round. While most considered Damarious Randall to be a safety, it appears the Packers consider him mostly as a cornerback next year. They have Micah Hyde to play the hybrid safety/cornerback so it’ll be interesting to see exactly where Randall fits into the defense. With Randall seemingly being a cornerback...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Three players and trade partners for the Broncos’ first pick

The NFL draft is an exciting time when experts and the casual fan can both speculate and make predictions with both having the same chance at getting it right. The trade scenarios and “areas of need” dictate a host of mock drafts. And as John Elway put it last week “there are mocks for the mocks” meaning it all really doesn’t matter until the team is on the clock. With...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Likely NFL destinations for former Mississippi State standouts

The Bulldogs achieved unprecendented success last season on the strength of several key seniors and redshirt juniors. With their time in Starkville at an end, these players are set to embark on the next chapter of their football careers in the NFL.Local reporters from the Clarion Ledger recently gave some insight into where they think the former Bulldogs could land.Benardrick McKinneyMississippi...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Showing Strong Interest in Benardrick McKinney

Linebackers is a position that has lost steam in most mock drafts, but it should not be forgotten for the #27 pick. The Cowboys have been very diligent in the players they have had interest in, including linebacker dating back to the 2014 draft with high interest in Ryan Shazier. One player that seems to be higher on the Cowboys board than most would think is Benardrick McKinney...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, & Lions

Draft Florida LB Neiron Ball has visited with the Patriots, Buccaneers, Broncos, and Texans while working out for the Falcons, Texans, Rams, Steelers, and Cardinals. (Aaron Wilson) Cowboys According to Tony Pauline, the Cowboys are working out Mississippi State LB Benardrick McKinney on Friday. Eagles Tony Pauline reports that the Eagles are working out UConn players CB Byron...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Redskins, Steelers, & Titans

Draft John Keim of ESPN spoke to an anonymous scout who expects Clemson DE/OLB Vic Beasley to be drafted between picks No. 7 – No. 13 overall. Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler Jr. says that he has taken pre-draft visits to the Jets, Redskins, Falcons, and Jaguars. (Alez Marvez) Mississippi State LB Benardrick Mckinney says he’s visited with ... The post NFL Notes: Draft, Redskins...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft, Under the Radar- Mississippi State Edition

Mississippi State’s 2014 team was able earn a number 1 ranking, albeit temporarily, for the first time in school history. They also finished with the second highest end of season ranking in school history at number 11. Despite the team’s success, most people only really know about one player from the team, the QB Dak Prescott. I’d like to bring some attention to three quality...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Address Defense in PFS Mock Draft 2.0

It’s no secret that the Bears’ defense was at an all-time low last season. The Bears are coming off of one of their worst defensive seasons ever as a franchise, giving up 6,033 yards of total offense to opposing teams and the only team that had more points scored against them was the Oakland Raiders.With highly coveted wide receivers Kevin White and Amari Cooper off of the board...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chicago Bears have pre-draft meeting with Mississippi State linebacker

The Chicago Bears have already made a couple of signigicant upgrades at linebacker this offseason by signing Mason Foster and Pernell McPhee, but apparently they aren’t done adding depth at the position just yet… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating the best jersey investment on each NFL team from 1-32 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 cornerbacks on the board According to a report...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Scout Report: Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State

Name: Benardrick McKinney Age: 22 Position: LB College: Mississippi State Height: 6’4 Weight: 246 Grade: 3rd Round Comparison: Athletic Ability Benardrick McKinney is a very clunky athlete struggling to change directions (C.O.D) and take great angles to make a tackle. If he isn’t able to use his straight line speed to get to a player then I... -- Click the title above to read...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Mock Draft 2.0

I’m going to do things a little different from my version 1.0. First, I’m going to use the Fanspeak Draft Simulator to go 7 rounds and like I’ll present to you only my Saints picks. Unlike I won’t give you a slideshow (you’re welcome)  and I’m going to give you more information than they do. I’ll list the best player available (according to Fanspeak’s...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Eagles, Rams, & Saints

Browns Mary Kay Cabot reports that free agent WR Cecil Shorts does not have a visit schedule with the Browns at this point in time. Cardinals Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wonders if a Larry Fitzgerald-for-Adrian Peterson trade could be a possibility. Eagles Mississippi State LB Benardrick McKinney is scheduled to visit with the Eagles in the coming ... The post NFL Notes...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Benardrick McKinney, ILB Mississipi State

Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: ILB Benardrick McKinney Player Information: Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State 6-4, 246 pounds Hometown: Tunica, MS STATS NFL Combine: 40 yard: 4.66 Bench: 16 Vert: 40.5″ Broad: 121″ 3 cone: 7.21 Shuttle: 4.27 News and Notes: A potential 1st round pick when the NFL draft hype really got started, McKinney has seem some of...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Represented At Mississippi State Pro Day

The Mississippi State Pro Day took place Wednesday and the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly had personnel on hand to observe it. The top Mississippi State draft prospects this year are Preston Smith, Benardrick McKinney, Kaleb Eulls and Justin Cox. According to Twitter reports, Smith and McKinney stood on their combine numbers Wednesday, but both took part […] Steelers Represented...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Draft, Browns, Cardinals, & Raiders

Draft Dane Brugler mentions that he likes the idea of Mississippi State ILB Benardrick McKinney moving to defensive end in the NFL. Tony Pauline of previously reported that the Chiefs are considering McKinney as a possible replacement for free agent OLB Justin Houston, which means they too view him as a possible edge-rusher. Adrian Peterson Mike Florio writes...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers could find their inside man in first round of draft

INDIANAPOLIS -- At last year's NFL Scouting Combine, Mike McCarthy recalled being asked approximately seven questions about the Green Bay Packers' struggles at safety. The need to address that position was as obvious to reporters as it was to the Packers, who drafted Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round less than three months later. There is once again a glaring positional weakness...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Players the Broncos should watch at the Combine

The NFL has slowly grown into a nearly year-round season. The NFL combine starts Tuesday, only a few shorts weeks after the Super Bowl. Rebuilding a roster is the reality of the NFL and the Broncos free agency questions, combined with the team’s aspirations make this week vital to the success of their 2015 season. With 17 free agents on the roster, the team must prepare to lose...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers: Inside Linebackers to Watch at the Combine

The A.J. Hawk era in Green Bay is likely all but over. The veteran inside linebacker will likely be a cap casualty this offseason. The Packers need to get quicker and younger at the position. This year's class of inside linebackers is nothing to write home about but, here are five players that could be potential fits.1. [Eric Kendricks] UCLA. The Bruins all-time leader in tackles...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Mock With Trades

The NFL Combine gets underway next week in Indianapolis and with that in mind, we bring you another NFL mock draft. Our friends at have a simulator, with the premium addition allowing trading of picks. We should mention that we didn’t rank these players, only took the best player available, when the Redskins were on the clock. FanSpeak updates the scouting database...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Snag a Middle Linebacker in #PFSMockDraft 1.0

Last night, the Pro Football Spot staff hosted the 2015 #PFSMockDraft 1.0 on Twitter. Things got crazy in a hurry. Here is a brief recap on how things turned out for the Packers.Round 1, Pick No. 30Benardrick McKinney, MLB, Mississippi StateIn the first round I had hopes of drafting either Randy Phillips or Eric Kendricks. Both players got selected right in front of me. Phillips...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mississippi State relishes quiet, productive signing day

Mississippi State's national signing day was relatively quiet compared to many other schools in the Southeastern Conference. And that's exactly the way coach Dan Mullen wanted it to be. The Bulldogs completed a 28-person class on Wednesday that didn't have much drama. The only moderate surprise was a good one - linebacker Leo Lewis picked Mississippi State over rival Mississippi...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Expert Talks Dolphins Draft Picks

Now that the Miami Dolphins have completed the 2014 season with another 8-8 season, but took steps forward on offense, the team must now focus on free agency, the NFL Combine and the Draft in April. All three will help with the growth of the team and direction the offense can continue on, as well as the path the defense may seek to improve in 2015.On, writers and...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mississippi State LB McKinney to pursue NFL career

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The school announced McKinney's decision on Friday. The 6-foot-5, 249-pounder from Tunica has led the Bulldogs in tackles the past two seasons. He played in 39 games during his college career, finishing with 244 total tackles, 19 1/2 tackles for loss and 7...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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