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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

Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Henson "has done yeoman's work with the line, taking overlooked recruits and turning them into NFL players," notes NFL Media.

" He also has instilled a toughness not seen all that often in spread offenses," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "That likely comes from his background with Les Miles. Henson was an offensive lineman at Oklahoma State and Miles was his position coach; Miles later hired him as an assistant at Oklahoma State. Henson then followed Miles to LSU, where he was tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator." Henson will turn 40 next month. The website ranks him as the No. 12 assistant coach in the sport.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 7 - 5:19 PM

The NCAA cleared Missouri true freshman defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr. for 2015 eligibility.

Beckner needed to get his academic house in order before the organization would grant eligibility. Now that he's done that work, you can expect to see him making an immediate impact this fall. The No. 2 player in the 2014 ESPN 300 is compared by ESPN.com's RecruitingNation to Marcell Dareus. The 6-foot-4, 298-pound Beckner is the highest ranked recruit Mizzou has signed since Dorial Green-Beckham.
Jun 3 - 5:54 PM

Missouri HC Gary Pinkel is the eleventh-best head coach in the country, according to NFL Media.

Pinkel owns an impressive 186-103-3 career mark. "Remember those that doubted if Missouri could complete in the SEC when it made the move from the Big 12? Yes, there were plenty of them out there," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "Pinkel has had the last laugh, though, after capturing consecutive SEC East titles. He looks to be in prime position to go for three straight in 2015. He's developed both offensive and defensive players into high NFL draft picks and has certainly left his mark on the program." The Tigers' coach signed a seven-year contract extension last March.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 3 - 4:09 PM

Missouri dismissed projected starting redshirt sophomore DE Marcus Loud for a violation of team rules.

The Tigers are looking for two starting edge rushers with Shane Ray and Markus Golden playing in the NFL next season. The school has produced four NFL draft picks at the position in the last two years. Sophomore Charles Harris is the only edge rusher on the roster who has played an FBS snap.
May 21 - 9:51 AM

Missouri junior C Evan Boehm "gets good push at the point of attack, showing the hand placement, leg drive and competitiveness to clear a hole," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Boehm's belt could be something to monitor as he carried a little extra in the middle as a junior," Rang wrote. "Despite his somewhat square-ish frame, Boehm possesses surprisingly light feet and balance to pull and when reacting to moving targets at the second level. ... Boehm shows good patience in pass pro, sliding laterally nicely. At times, he will duck his head on impact, leaving himself vulnerable to swim moves, however." The former top recruit was inserted into the starting lineup soon after arriving on campus, manning left guard as a freshman and transitioning to center the past two years. He's already started 40 games.
Source: CBS Sports
May 9 - 1:00 AM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang writes that Missouri junior DT Harold Brantley "may the leader of the next wave of Mizzou defensive linemen ready to step forward as legitimate SEC stars."

"Brantley comes with size concerns but he's quick, tenacious and a standout on special teams, blocking two kicks and twice rumbling for first downs already on fakes - showing impressive vision, balance, agility and speed for a big man," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Brantley had 54 tackles, seven for loss and five sacks last season.
Source: CBS Sports
May 9 - 12:19 AM

Missouri redshirt senior ILB Kentrell Brothers "attacks the line of scrimmage in run support, frequently beating blockers to the action and forcing backs to adjust," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"He's possesses very light feet and balance to slip blocks and has long arms and strong hands to latch onto ball-carriers and drag them to the turf," Ramg wrote. "Brothers has shown a knack for creating big plays, recording a team-leading three forced fumbles in 2014 after tying for second on the squad with three interceptions a year earlier." Brothers led the Tigers with 122 tackles last year after recording 70 the year before. He shows "the awareness, agility to avoid blocks and open-field tackling skills to duplicate (or even exceed) this production in 2015."
Source: CBS Sports
May 8 - 11:47 PM

The Broncos had a "solid if unspectacular draft that brought reasonably good value and knocked out a few needs," wrote Rotoworld's Evan Silva.

The analyst gave Denver's haul a "B-" grade. Silva sees OLB Shane Ray, OT Ty Sambrailo and perhaps even Florida C Max Garcia as Day 1 starters. ESPN's Mel Kiper agreed with the B- grade. "The trade up to get Shane Ray could end up becoming a steal, because while Ray's injury issue and off-field questions have been well-documented, you're talking about a highly productive pass-rusher who belonged in the top 10 on ability nabbed by a team that still wants to contend for a Super Bowl," Kiper wrote. "If he's right and spelling Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, this is a deep pass rush."
Source: Rotoworld
May 4 - 1:59 AM

Saints selected Missouri RB Marcus Murphy with the No. 230 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Murphy (5'9/198) was a multi-purpose weapon for Missouri, scoring 16 career TDs as a ball carrier, two as a receiver, four on punt returns, and three as a kickoff returner. Although he was a high-impact college playmaker, Murphy lacks the attributes of an NFL force. He ran 4.61 at the Combine with lineman-esque vertical (29") and broad (9'1") jump numbers. Murphy's best shot at contributing in the pros will be on special teams.
May 2 - 5:41 PM

Rams selected Missouri WR Bud Sasser with the No. 201 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Sasser (6'3/219) broke out as a slot receiver following the departures of L'Damian Washington and Dorial Green-Beckham, posting a 77-1,003-12 receiving line as a senior. Snubbed for the Combine and overlooked by the draft community, Sasser showed passable athleticism at the Mizzou Pro Day, running 4.53 with a 34 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. Sasser doesn't project as an explosive perimeter receiver in the NFL, but could do some damage in a "big slot" role.
May 2 - 4:37 PM


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