Friday practice notes

Preston Smith goes through defensive line drills on Friday. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Preston Smith goes through defensive line drills on Friday. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Today was the final practice before Mississippi State’s first major scrimmage of the spring scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday inside Davis Wade Stadium.

It was also the first spring practice that senior defensive tackle P.J. Jones was able to participate in. He did some individual drills but did not do any team work.

Senior defensive tackle Kaleb Eulls was the lone player in the injury pit today.

The entire scrimmage portion at the end of practice took place in the red zone.

Sophomore defensive tackle Nick James forced a fumble that was scooped up by senior safety Justin Cox.

It appeared that senior tight end Malcolm Johnson and senior wide receiver Robert Johnson were the go-to options for junior quarterback Dak Prescott in the red zone.

Brandon rising senior quarterback Gardner Minchew attended practice on an unofficial visit.

Sophomore defensive tackle Chris Jones and sophomore tight end Artimas Samuel both missed practice. For Samuel, it was the second straight practice he has been absent.

Sophomore wide receiver Fred Brown made a great touchdown catch in the back right corner of the end zone.

Freshman quarterback Nick Fitzgerald fumbled at the goal line but was able to fall on his own fumble for a score.

Sophomore quarterback Damian Williams appeared affective on the goal line.

Prescott rolled to his right and found redshirt freshman tight end B.J. Hammond wide open in the back of the end zone for a score.

Sophomore running back Ashton Shumpert scored on a well executed option to the left by Prescott.

Depth chart

First team offense:

QB Dak Prescott

RB Nick Griffin

WR Robert Johnson

WR Jameon Lewis

WR De’Runnya Wilson

LT Blaine Clausell

LG Jamaal Clayborn

C Dillon Day

RG Ben Beckwith

RT Damien Robinson

First team defense:

DE Ryan Brown

DT Nelson Adams

DT Nick James

DE Preston Smith

LB Beniquez Brown

LB Benardrick McKinney

LB Matthew Wells

CB Jamerson Love

CB Will Redmond

S Kendrick Market

S Justin Cox

Second team offense

QB Damian Williams

RB Ashton Shumpert

WR Gabe Myles

WR Joe Morrow

TE Gus Walley

TE Malcolm Johnson

LT Justin Senior

LG Kent Flowers

C Archie Muniz

RG Devon Desper

RT Rufus Warren

Second team defense:

DE A.J. Jefferson

DT Jordan Washington

DT Curtis Virges

DE Torrey Dale

LB Richie Brown

LB Zach Jackson

LB Christian Holmes

CB Tolando Cleveland

CB Cedric Jiles

S Kivon Coman

S Deontay Evans

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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