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"SuperFrosh" Robert Nkemdiche may require two blockers

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Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack had some profuse praise for true freshman Robert Nkemdiche this week in saying the defensive end can't be single blocked. This from clarionledger.com:

"He's so big and strong and fast that you can't single block him," Wommack said. "It's just not going to happen, I don't care who we're playing. He's a massive individual that can create havoc."

If that group needs help against Nkemdiche, all the too-soon, unfair comparisons of Nkemdiche to South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney become just a little less unfair.

A 6-foot-5, 294-pound defensive lineman, Nkemdiche was at one point the highest-rated recruit in the nation at any position. His older brother, Denzel, made an 80-plus tackle SEC debut last season as a true freshman himself, an undersized but active linebacker. Now, the two will essentially be starting together. The bigger, younger Robert took early advantage of a veteran injury in fall camp for significant practice reps, and quickly siezed a major role.

Head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed the size of that role on a Wednesday teleconference:

Sounds like the league will get all the chances to hold down Nkemdiche it wants. And apparently, blocking him may be a two-man job.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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