By: Adam Brown
The Ole Miss Rebels offensive line was tabbed in the top 25 on Wednesday by Athlon Sports as the number nine o-line in the country.
According to Athlon here is why the Rebels were named: Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu and receiver A.J. Brown are garnering most of the preseason attention in Oxford, but don’t overlook the starting five in the trenches for coach Matt Luke. Left tackle Greg Little has started 17 games over the last two years and is poised to challenge for All-America honors this fall. He’s joined by two solid performers on the interior, as center Sean Rawlings and guard Javon Patterson should push for All-SEC accolades with another season of experience. Junior Alex Givens is penciled in at right tackle, with Jordan Sims and Ben Brown vying for the job at right guard.
A total of six SEC teams made it into the top 25 with No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia, No. 7 Missouri, No. 9 Ole Miss, No. 13 Mississippi State and No. 19 LSU.
The Rebels will open the 2018 season on Sept. 1, against Texas Tech in Houston at the Texas AdvoCare Kickoff at 11 a.m. on ESPN.