1st Team: Jimmy Webb
Webb was another monster on the defensive line for the Bulldogs. He played for Mississippi State from 1972 through 1974. Webb was rewarded for his stellar play by being named an All American his senior season. The 49ers took Webb with the tenth overall selection of the Draft in 1975.
2nd Team: Willie Evans
Evans was a great player in his own right. Heck, he might have been good enough to be 1st team. The reason he isn’t is simply because I can’t figure out if he was a defensive end or if he was a defensive tackle. Regardless, he deserved a spot on this team somewhere, so I put him at tackle for the 2nd Team.
Willie Evans played for some really bad teams he caught the tail end of the Jackie Sherrill years and the very beginning of the Sylvester Croom era. But despite the terrible football being played around him, he was able to shine.
Evans is third in school history with 24.5 sacks in his career. The 15 sacks he recorded as a senior in 2005 is good for second most in a season by a Mississippi State player.
1st Team: Fletcher Cox
Fletcher Cox was a beast. His draft stock was decent after his sophomore year, but he chose to come back to the Bulldogs in 2011 as a junior, and his draft stock blew up. Most had him as late first round or early second round pick. Then his stock blew up again. The Philadelphia Eagles coveted the defensive tackle and took him with the 12th pick of the Draft in 2012.
2nd Team: Greg Favors
Favors gets the same treatment as Willie Evans did. I’m relatively certain he played on the outside, but he was too good to leave off of the All time team, especially since I am going two deep on it.
Most of the damage Greg Favors did in his time at Mississippi State came during his junior season. Favors recorded 19.5 sacks in his career in Starkville, but 12.5 of those sacks came during his junior season in 1996. Did he play on the inside or did he play on the outside? Who cares. He was a beast that deserves a spot on this team.