During Mississippi State's initial press availability on the day players reported for fall practice, senior defensive end Preston Smith made note of how lucky the Bulldogs were by returning to work during an unseasonably cool summer. That lasted all of two days.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen enters his sixth season with talent and depth across the board. That means playing freshmen in key spots will be a luxury and not a necessity for Mullen, though these 10 could be prime candidates to break through and earn playing time.
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