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NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter says Missouri redshirt senior ILB Kentrell Brothers will best fit a 3-4 scheme in the NFL.

"Though undersized for an inside 'backer at 6-1, 235 pounds, Brothers recognizes plays quickly, works his way through traffic and flows down the line very effectively as a run-stopper in the middle," Reuter wrote. Brothers, who led the Tigers with 122 total tackles in 2014, should be the first Mizzou LB picked since Zaviar Gooden in 2013. "He lacks great hip fluidity and the explosiveness to cut off running backs in the backfield or before they reach the sideline, but teams utilizing a base 3-4 should find him a good fit inside in the middle rounds as a possible starter," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 29 - 8:40 PM

Missouri redshirt junior S Chaston Ward will transfer after summer school.

This leaves Missouri with 84 players on scholarship. Ward was listed as the No. 2 strong safety, playing in 20 games over the last two seasons and mainly seeing action on special teams. Six players have left the team since the end of spring practice.
Jul 22 - 9:47 AM

Missouri redshirt junior QB Maty Mauk scrambled on 44 designed dropbacks in 2014, the most of any SEC QB.

Mauk has plenty of starting experience, but we believe he is one of the worst No. 1 quarterbacks in the conference. He has very little NFL value, as he lacks success inside of structure and panics too often when forced outside of it. Missouri's offensive line has produced talent the last two years, but the defensive front is now the focus of NFL scouts.
Jul 16 - 1:06 PM

Missouri junior DT Harold Brantley, who suffered serious injuries to his tibia, knee and ribs in a car accident, will not play football this season.

"He's very lucky to be alive," head coach Gary Pinkel said when giving the announcement. There is still hope that Brantley can return to 100 percent health, but obviously the absence of arguably Missouri's top defensive lineman will impact that unit's success. We can;t wait to see Brantley return to the field in 2016.
Jul 15 - 1:57 PM

Continuing the recent tradition of stud Missouri defensive lineman headed to the NFL, Sports on Earth's Matt Brown writes that it's Missouri junior DT Harold Brantley's "turn to step up and anchor the line, especially with the attrition at end."

Mizzou's defensive ends have gotten more attention recently between Kony Ealy, Shane Ray, Michael Sam and Markus Golden, but they've also proven adept at developing interior defenders, with Sheldon Richardson the most cited example. The 280-pound Brantley has made an impact since the beginning of his tenure, starting six games as a freshman in 2013. As a sophomore last year, he had 54 tackles and five sacks in 10 starts.
Jul 14 - 4:57 PM

Missouri redshirt senior ILB Kentrell Brothers totaled 70 solo tackles in 2014, ranking first in the entire SEC.

The Tigers have been known for producing edge rushers and defensive linemen in the last few years, but Brothers might have the most attention from scouts this fall. The 6'0/238 pounder should be the first Missouri linebacker selected since Zaviar Gooden in 2013.
Jul 14 - 11:03 AM

Missouri redshirt junior TE Sean Culkin ran 77.6 percent of his routes from the slot, according to Jack Farrell of PFF.

Culkin only recorded 20 catches for 174 yards and a touchdown as the team's top tight end. It is not a surprise to see Missouri use their tight ends in the slot, as they run multiple receiver sets play after play. Notable receiving tight end names to jump to the NFL include Michael Egnew and Chase Coffman. Yes, notable.
Jul 8 - 11:01 AM

Missouri redshirt sophomore DE Charles Harris pressured the QB on 11 percent of his pass rushes in 2014, according to Jack Farrell of PFF.

For reference, Harris was one percent behind Shane Ray. Harris made his impact after the first quarter, since 94 percent of his pressures occurred in quarters two through four. The Tigers seem to reload each year along the defensive line, as Harris played behind Ray and Markus Golden. Harris should solidify himself as a starting playmaker in 2015.
Jul 6 - 11:29 AM

Missouri junior C Evan Boehm allowed zero sacks and zero quarterback hits in 2014, according to PFF's Jack Farrell.

On top of that, Boehm only gave up eight quarterback hurries. Missouri has seen two of their offensive linemen selected in the second round in the last two drafts, Mitch Morse and Justin Britt, so NFL scouts are obviously watching the Tigers closely.
Jul 5 - 11:53 AM

Missouri could win the SEC East if redshirt junior QB Maty Mauk stays healthy, ESPN's Edward Aschoff writes.

"This was not the Mauk we saw a year before, but what we didn't know was that he dealt with a painful shoulder injury during the second half of the season. It impacted his throwing velocity, and caused him to be more frantic with his passes, as he was on the run more trying to avoid contact," Aschoff wrote. The Missouri prospect started out hot last year, throwing for 1,110 yards and 14 touchdowns with four interceptions in the first 4 weeks of the season. However, Mauk closed out the 2014 season with 11 more touchdowns to nine interceptions, and only completed 52 percent of his passes.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 2 - 4:11 PM

Missouri redshirt senior OL Connor McGovern can bench press 470 pounds, squat 750, and hang clean more than 400.

McGovern can play both guard and tackle and has put on 50 pounds of muscle since arriving on campus. He's made 28 straight starts. McGovern's 39 reps on the bench would have been one of the best showings at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 23 - 5:26 PM

Missouri junior DL Harold Brantley's (tibia, knee, ribs) medical condition has been upgraded from serious to good.

Outstanding news for the lineman, who is expected to be moved out of the ICU on Tuesday. Brantley suffered a broken left tibia, ligament damage to his left knee and multiple fractured ribs in a car crash on Sunday. He's already undergone surgery on the leg and knee surgery will happen in the next 3-4 weeks. "It’s too soon to put a timetable on a planned return to football activities, so we’re going to leave that open and focus all attention on helping Harold recover and get back to full health first," the school wrote in a statement.
Jun 23 - 2:14 AM

Missouri junior DL Harold Brantley suffered a broken left tibia and ligament damage in his left knee during Sunday's car crash.

The left leg has already been surgically repaired, and the left knee will require surgery in 3 to 4 weeks. "It's too soon to put a timetable on a planned return to football activities," Missouri announced, but said the long-term physical prognosis is very good.
Jun 22 - 12:55 PM

Missouri junior DL Harold Brantley is in serious condition following a car crash, but his injuries are not life threatening.

Mizzou Women's basketball player Maddie Stock was also involved in the crash and sustained minor injuries. Neither was wearing a seat belt. According to Ashley Zavala, Brantley is still in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Jun 22 - 9:20 AM

Missouri senior RB Russell Hansbrough is "not quite as consistent as you'd like, but as a senior he has a chance to shine as the star of the offense for a team that continues to subvert expectations in the SEC East," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"Missouri has had a wealth of options at tailback the last few years, but now it's Hansbrough's turn to emerge as the clear top option with Marcus Murphy gone," Brown wrote. Hansbrough showed off big-play explosiveness in rushing 205 times for 1,084 yards and 10 touchdowns. Brown grades him as the No. 25 RB in the nation.
Jun 21 - 8:54 PM


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