Later today, we'll get to the basketball game ("game") that happened last night. Here's everything else that's going on in the Mizzou universe, including Markus Golden getting some first-rounder hype.
2014 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
QB – Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
RB – Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals; Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams
WR – Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TE – Jace Amaro, New York Jets
C – Corey Linsley, Green Bay Packers
G – Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
T – Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans; Ja’Wuan James, Miami Dolphins
DL – Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams; Timmy Jernigan, Baltimore Ravens; Kony Ealy, Carolina Panthers; Justin Ellis, Oakland Raiders
LB – Chris Borland, San Francisco 49ers; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders; C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
CB – Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; E.J. Gaines, St. Louis Rams
S – Deone Bucannon, Arizona Cardinals; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers
PK – Cody Parkey, Philadelphia Eagles
P – Pat O’Donnell, Chicago Bears
KR – Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
PR – De’Anthony Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs
ST – Trey Burton, Philadelphia Eagles
I lost track of Ealy a bit this season, first because there were a lot of rookies to track (not to mention Jacquies Smith's surge), second because our Carolina SBN blog didn't mention him a ton. But he did end up with four sacks and a forced fumble, and he did have a couple of stuffs in the postseason.
Meanwhile, while I'm always a little shaky about the idea of Pro Football Focus grading every player -- at some point, you have to make too many assumptions to pull that off appropriately -- hooray, more representation! Justin Britt made the offensive All Rookie Team (as the "least bad" option, apparently), and Gaines made the defensive team.
If you're looking toward Mizzou's basketball future right about now...
Cullen VanLeer - SG 6'4", 195 - Pacific (Mo.), 3*
This week: VanLeer and Pacific have started the season at 8-3. Among the wins were three in a row at the Owensville Tournament which earned them the tournament championship. VanLeer averaged 17.7 PPG during the tournament.
Season stats: 26.3 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 4.7 APG, 2.3 SPG, 54.7 FG%, 32.1 3FG%, 79.7 FT%
Good gracious, that's some solid box score fillin'....