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Missouri redshirt junior WR Richaud Floyd is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his leg in practice on Wednesday.

Floyd (5'11/190) could potentially return at some point in mid-September if he can stay on the short side of the above recovery timetable. His loss will be felt less in the receiving game -- he logged a modest 14-170-2 receiving line last season -- and more in the return game. On 11 punt returns a year ago, the redshirt junior racked up 218 yards and a pair of touchdowns while averaging 19.8 yards per runback. The yardage total was good for second-best in the SEC.
Aug 16 - 11:39 AM

The Draft Network's Jon Ledyard projects Missouri senior QB Drew Lock to be selected fourth overall in his latest 2019 mock draft.

Ledyard projects him to be the second quarterback selected, behind only Oregon QB Justin Herbert (second overall). While many in the scouting community already have issues with Lock's career accuracy (54.5 percent), Ledyard says "Lock has the arm, the mechanics and the improving accuracy to be an impact starter in the NFL. He needs to make a big leap in his consistency this season, especially as a downfield passer, where the flashes are great but the lows are messy." Lock is a Josh Allen-esque prospect who has the stature and big-play ability but struggles at times with important attributes such as accuracy. As Ledyard noted, his completion percentage has risen every year as a starter so there is reason to believe Lock could continue to improve in his senior year and be one of the top prospects in this upcoming draft.
Aug 13 - 7:49 PM

Missouri senior WR Emanuel Hall is the Tigers' No. 2 receiver.

Head coach Barry Odom is excited about his receiving corps and said "We’ve got a whole group of guys that are really skilled at a high level at that position." Hall is projected to start on the outside opposite Nate Brown with Johnathon Johnson lined up in the slot. Hall looks to be healthy after getting his shoulder scoped this offseason and is mostly a deep-threat specialist. He's looking to expand his game and draw more targets with other routes of the tree but being a deep threat attached to cannon-armed QB Drew Lock can create a lot of production regardless.
Aug 12 - 1:13 PM

Missouri freshman TE Messiah Swinson is expected to miss the coming season after sustaining a torn left ACL in practice this week.

Swinson (6'0/260) was wearing a brace on Wednesday, with Mizzou confirming his ACL tear on Friday. The three-star true freshman could have potentially seen the field this year, but his loss should not be considered a major one. The Tigers are well-stocked at tight end, between starters Albert Okwuegbunam and Kendall Blanton and backups Logan Christopherson and Brendan Scales.
Aug 10 - 12:31 PM

Missouri sophomore QB Lindsey Scott is battling for the backup position behind starting senior QB Drew Lock.

Scott is competing against Junior Jack Lowary to not only be the back up this season, but also have a good shot at the starting role in 2019. Lock has the starting position under wraps this year and is considered by many to be one of the top prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft. Scott is a JUCO transfer that started his career at LSU, making a quick stop at East Mississippi Community College along the way. The decision on who wins the backup job will likely happen a few days prior to the start of the season.
Aug 5 - 12:04 PM

Missouri received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 T Thalen Robinson.

The Tigers were the first program to extend an offer to Robinson back in April, and that early commitment has now paid off in the form of the 6-foot-6, 315-pounder's verbal commitment. He's a versatile prospect -- tackle being his primary position, but he also possesses upside at guard -- who takes a tough-minded, physical approach to the game. It's a nice pledge for a Tigers teams in desperate need of any positive recruiting momentum. As matters currently stand, Missouri has just nine pledges in their 2019 class. The 247Sports team composite rankings sees them home at an uncomfortable No. 71, swimming with the likes of Oregon State, Central Michigan, BYU and Ball State. The former two programs actually outpace Mizzou at this juncture.
Source: 247Sports
Aug 4 - 3:02 PM

Missouri sophomore WR Harry Ballard is not currently with the team due to a personal matter.

Ballard (6'2/180) signed on the dotted line with the Tigers as a four-star JUCO recruit during the most recent cycle. Missouri HC Barry Odom said that the hope here is that the sophomore wideout will be able to return to the team in relatively short order. He's looking to break in as a rotational piece in camp.
Aug 3 - 2:18 PM

Pro Football Focus notes that Missouri senior QB Drew Lock threw for more touchdown passes after play-action than any other returning quarterback.

Lock threw for 28 touchdowns after play-action, and that's two more than UCF's McKenzie Milton, and nine more than Justice Hansen. It shows that Lock is a willing seller of the fake, but it also shows that many of his scoring throws came with the help of freezing the defense. Whether or not you view that 28-of-44 touchdown passes came after fakes is subjective. There's probably good and bad to take from the stat.
Source: PFF College
Jul 30 - 4:11 PM

The Athletic's Jason Kersey notes that some around the Missouri program believe that Missouri redshirt senior WR Nate Brown could be the breakout player of the Tigers' offense in 2018.

One of those players is senior tackle Paul Adams. "The most impressive person I saw all spring was Nate Brown," senior tackle Paul Adams said. "I think he was probably the most consistent player the entire spring." At 6-foot-3, 205-pounds, Brown has the size -- as well as the athleticism -- to be a big playmaker, but he has been slowed by injuries and the depth of Missouri wideouts. J'Mon Moore is gone, however, so there's an opportunity here for Brown to breakout. We'll certainly be paying attention.
Jul 27 - 6:37 PM

NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler voiced concerns about Missouri senior QB Drew Lock's developmental path.

Brugler ticks off a number of demerits in Lock's game, notably in terms of his decision-making, his footwork -- Brugler cites numerous "breakdowns in his mechanics" from his film study -- and his timing. These are criticisms which we very much agree with, as they've been a consistent part of Lock's game. Especially against the more high-caliber opponents on Mizzou's schedule. There's little doubt that he'll put up numbers during the coming campaign, but his evaluating process this winter could be a tough one unless he shows clear developmental improvements in the fall.
Source: The Maven
Jul 21 - 2:45 PM

Missouri received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 RB Glover Cook.

Cook (6'0/180) had been committed to Louisville for almost a year when he reopened his recruitment in early March, with Missouri the ultimate beneficiary of his wandering eye. He'll have some work to do to disprove his current recruiting ranking, as the 247Sports composite board slots him in as just the No. 60 running back prospect in the 2019 class. Among the testing marks he posted at an Orlando regional for The Opening earlier this offseason, a 4.69-second 40-yard dash, a 32.4-inch vertical jump and 4.45-second run in the 20-yard shuttle. He should be able to improve on those results as his body matures over the coming years.
Source: 247Sports
Jul 21 - 2:01 PM

Missouri dismissed indefinitely suspended redshirt senior S Kaleb Prewett.

Prewett (6'1/210) has been on the bad side of HC Barry Odom since January, when the team initially moved to issue an indefinite suspension against the redshirt senior. A little over half-a-year later, the former Kansas State Wildcat has been booted altogether. We still don't know what, exactly, Prewett did to earn the ultimate dismissal, as the only reason given for his initial suspension was a boilerplate "violation of team rules." Regardless, the end result, here, is that Missouri is letting go a versatile starting defender, one who handled both strongside linebacking and safety duties at times last year.
Jul 19 - 11:43 AM

Missouri sophomore RB Larry Rountree is listed as a co-starter at running back with junior RB Damarea Crockett.

Keep in mind that we're still a month and a half away from Missouri's opening game, so this could obviously change. It's still interesting to see the sophomore tailback rank at the top with the more experienced -- and often productive -- Crockett. The sophomore showed big promise during his freshman campaign; rushing for 703 yards and scoring six touchdowns. Expect to see both Rountree and Crockett featured in the run game to take pressure of off Drew Lock and the Tigers' passing game.
Jul 16 - 10:54 AM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein lists Missouri senior QB Drew Lock is second on his list of top quarterbacks to watch in 2018.

Zierlein lists the strengths we've seen listed for Lock all summer: Impressive arm strength, size (6'4/235) and quick feet. He also notes that his ball placement and accuracy are "sporadic," which is another common issue brought up by analysts. "His plus size and arm talent, combined with his inconsistent accuracy, are eerily similar to what we saw from former Wyoming QB Josh Allen, who was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the seventh pick of the 2018 NFL Draft," he writes. "But unlike Allen, Lock has been tremendously productive as a starter, and he displays rare upper- and lower-body twitch in how he operates when scanning the field." Lock has a chance to be the first quarterback selected in 2018, but expect his accuracy to be highly scrutinized all fall.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 13 - 6:45 PM

Missouri senior WR Emanuel Hall's touchdown and yardage totals from last season rank second in the SEC among returning receivers.

Hall (6'3/200) logged a 33-817-8 receiving line for the 2017 campaign. While those touchdown and yardage marks were both among the conference's best marks, he actually ranked just 13th in receptions and 10th in targets. Takeaway? He made the most of his grabs, averaging a mouthwatering 24.8 yards per reception. That led the SEC and was the second-highest per-reception number in the NCAA.
Jun 30 - 12:51 PM


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