Player News

Date:

Missouri redshirt junior WR Nate Brown underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Brown can't catch a break. An ankle injury stole his 2016 season, and now the 2017 campaign has gotten off to an ominous start. A team spokesman said Brown will be a "full go" for fall camp, but his injury history suggests that isn't assured. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder caught 27 balls for 326 yards and four touchdowns in 2015.
Mar 24 - 1:02 PM

An AFC scout present for Missouri's pro day told College Football 24/7 that edge rusher Charles Harris was "damn impressive."

On pro day, Harris retook several of the athletic tests he had previously completed at the Combine (his initial workout in Indianapolis was not noteworthy). Among his results on Thursday, he managed to improve on his vertical leap by a considerable margin, upping the jump from 32 inches to 37.5 inches. An NFL scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn praised him for being "athletic [and] physical." He could potentially hear his name called in the back half of Day 1 come the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 23 - 9:58 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah believes Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris is "a stud."

Harris recently climbed 16 spots in Jeremiah's overall rankings and currently sits at No. 19 overall. We loved watching Harris' game, as he was explosive off the line to win within five yards and offered a counter spin versus offensive tackles favoring the outside line. However, his athletic testing was abysmal, placing him in the 9th percentile. What is the truth?
Mar 20 - 10:19 AM

Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris moved up 16 spots in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 and currently sits at No. 19 overall.

"Overall, Harris is a very polished pass rusher who should be able to harass quarterbacks as soon as he hits an NFL field," Jeremiah writes. We loved Harris' game during the season, as he has a great get off and pairs it with an effective counter move. However, testing in the 9th percentile for a pass rusher is a major concern.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 13 - 11:25 AM

Packers beat writer Bob McGinn spoke to one NFL scout who called Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris "one of the better defensive players in the draft."

"He’s athletic, physical, tough and can rush the passer like those other Missouri guys," the scout added. We were right there with the evaluator before the NFL Combine, but then Harris tested in 9th percentile and did not show the explosion or short area agility we hoped to see. Harris, on tape, has an outstanding get off, some bend to take advantage of that step advantage and offers a spin as a counter move.
Mar 13 - 9:07 AM

Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris posted a 1.65s 10-yard split at the NFL Scouting Combine.

In addition, Harris turned in poor agility scores. He ended up testing in the 9th-percentile of edge rushers, according to Zach Whitman's SPARQ calculations. "That is beyond bad," wrote Rotoworld's Josh Norris. "I still appreciate his initial three steps and deploying a counter off of that if necessary." Harris was considered a great athlete entering the NFL Combine. Finishing 29th out of 32 edge rushers by SPARQ score is going to cause scouts to reconsider aspects of his evaluation, however.
Source: Rotoworld
Mar 8 - 2:10 PM

Missouri junior RB Nate Strong has been suspended indefinitely.

No word as of yet as to what Strong did to land in hot water with HC Barry Odom, at least not beyond the boilerplate "violation of team rules." The 6-foot, 211-pounder signed with Missouri out of the JUCO ranks as part of the Tigers' 2016 class. He went on to rush for 137 yards (4.3 YPC) and two touchdowns over the course of four games played during the past campaign.
Mar 7 - 10:11 PM

Missouri redshirt junior WR Nate Brown (ankle) is fully healthy.

Brown missed all of last season due to an ankle injury. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder logged 27 receptions for 326 yards and four touchdowns in 2015. He's a frontrunner to start across from J'Mon Moore this fall.
Mar 7 - 3:51 PM

Missouri senior RB Ish Witter (shoulder) will be limited in contact drills during spring football.

He's recovering from shoulder surgery. Witter finished last season with a career-high 750 yards and six touchdowns on 162 carries (4.6 avg.). He was displaced as lead back by Damarea Crockett around mid-season and will enter 2017 as the change-of-pace back.
Mar 7 - 2:46 PM

Missouri redshirt sophomore WR Justin Smith (knee) is 100-percent healthy.

The 6-foot-7, 210-pounder was knocked out for the year with a knee injury in Week 4 of last season. Though he had only one catch for seven yards before going down, we'd expect him to be a bigger part of an improving passing attack this fall, giving Drew Lock a jumbo-sized possession receiver as a tertiary option.
Mar 7 - 1:10 PM

Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris said that he "definitely" expects to be selected in the first round of the draft.

We think that is a fair enough expectation. ESPN's Todd McShay has called the 6-foot-3, 253-pounder a "twitchy athlete off the edge," one who is "just scratching the surface as a pass-rusher." Over at NFL.com, draft analyst Lance Zierlein writes that Harris' "hands can be improved as pass rush weapons, but he has agility and footwork that can't be taught."
Mar 4 - 3:47 PM

Missouri sophomore LB Trey Baldwin will transfer.

Baldwin was a three-star recruit in the 2016 cycle. He did not log any statistical production during the past campaign. It is not yet known where the 6-foot-2, 240-pounder might be eyeing as a transfer destination, but should he stay in the FBS, he will have to sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.
Mar 2 - 7:47 PM

Missouri redshirt junior TE Kendall Blanton will not participate in spring practice after undergoing ankle surgery.

Blanton needed the surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right ankle. He underwent the procedure last week. While the 6-foot-6, 260-pounder managed just 16 catches for 161 yards this past season, three of those grabs went for touchdowns. Missouri expects him to be healthy and ready to roll come August camp.
Feb 23 - 2:52 PM

Missouri WR coach Andy Hill said freshman WR O'shae Clark's size "won't matter if they can't touch him."

In other words, Clark is really, really fast. The 5-foot-8, 160-pounder averaged an eye-opening 24.8 yards per reception last year in high school. In only 10 games, he grabbed 70 balls for 1,736 yards and 18 touchdowns. Clark can also return kickoffs and punts.
Source: ESPN
Feb 22 - 5:24 PM

Missouri CB Aarion Penton was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

Penton's process will slow down considerably after he participated in both the Shrine Game and Senior Bowl. We like Penton's ball skills and coverage chops, but we aren't surprised he's being snubbed because he has a poor size/speed ratio. That said, Penton was one of the best corners in the SEC last year. He projects as an NFL slot corner.
Feb 17 - 12:38 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Norris: NFL Mock, Picks 1-10

    Norris: NFL Mock, Picks 1-10
  •  
    Norris: NFL Mock, Picks 11-20

    Norris: NFL Mock, Picks 11-20
  •  
    Norris: NFL Mock, Picks 21-32

    Norris: NFL Mock, Picks 21-32
  •  
    Short: MLB Sleepers

    Short: MLB Sleepers
  •  
    Stroup: Hardaway

    Stroup: Hardaway's value
  •  
    Stroup: NBA Waivers

    Stroup: NBA Waivers
  •  
    Norris Takes on the Combine

    Norris Takes on the Combine
  •  
    Stroup: NBA Waivers

    Stroup: NBA Waivers