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In 2017, Charles Harris might end Missouri's long (one-year) drought without a first-round pick

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Here are today's Mizzou Links.

Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On

Everybody shut up. J'den's talking.

The Trib: Missouri junior J'den Cox expects to compete for wrestling gold at Rio Olympic Games

It all leads up to the Summer Olympics, which are Aug. 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro. The Olympics, Cox said, "are the Holy Grail of wrestling." Part of that, he said, is because there is no professional wrestling circuit.

Cox has never lacked for confidence, and that holds true as he prepares to face the toughest competition he’ll have seen in his 21 years.

His Olympic goal?

"To win," Cox said. "I don’t know how to do things halfway."

Smith wouldn’t bet against him. He’s learned there’s not much Cox can’t do.

And speaking of wrestling...

MUtigers.com: @MizzouWrestling’s Lewis Named to Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie Team

Mizzou Tigers pennant No first-round surprises (for Mizzou)

The waiting game for Kentrell Brothers, Evan Boehm, and Connor McGovern begins in earnest this evening.

The Trib: McGovern, Boehm expect to be latest draftees from 2013 O-line

Post-Dispatch: Boehm, McGovern all set for NFL draft

KC Star: Mizzou, Lee's Summit West grad Evan Boehm poised to defy the odds in NFL draft

PowerMizzou: Missouri trio playing the waiting game

McGovern said there's no indication of which teams are favoring him; he said he's still hearing in some capacity from a large number of organizations. If Boehm and McGovern have any indication of which round they'll eventually go in, they aren't letting on.

"The draft is so split everywhere, nobody really knows what's going to happen," Boehm said. "Whenever the phone call comes, that's when we'll know. That's just the fun part, the excruciating, fun nervousness that you have to go through."

"It's kind of still all over the spectrum right now," McGovern said.

The Missourian: Boehm fights year of adversity for a shot at the NFL

As for 2017...

ESPN.com: Who's next? The top 2017 NFL draft prospects from the SEC East

Missouri: DE/LB Charles Harris

It should come as no surprise to see another Missouri defensive lineman as a top draft prospect for 2017. Since 2009, the school has had five D-linemen taken in the first or second round, and barring injury, Harris should make that six this time next year. In his first season as a full-time starter, the 6-foot-3, 255-pound defensive end finished second in the SEC with 18.5 tackles for loss and was among the conference leaders with seven sacks. He might have to stand up more at the next level, but that shouldn’t scare teams away.

Off the welcome sign :(

I'm not sure that's actually true, but it's a nice line.

KC Star: Barry Odom on sharing a hometown with Blake Shelton

Mizzou Tigers pennant Weekend preview:

Softball

The Trib: Finucane might be available for series vs. MSU

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Baseball

MUtigers.com: @MizzouBaseball Hosts Tennessee on Alumni Weekend
MUtigers.com: @MizzouBaseball’s April 29 Game vs. Tennessee Moved to 3 p.m.
Missouri baseball freshman Sharp on the mound, in the batters box | Mizzou Sports | columbiamissourian.com

Track & Field

MUtigers.com: @MIZ_TrackField Set to Face Final Regular Season Competition

Golf

Well, not really a preview, but...

MUtigers.com: Ullestad Named Semifinalist for Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year
MUtigers.com: @MizzouMensGolf Focusing on Fitness with Titleist Performance Institute