They had to wait until the third day to get their respective phone calls (and somehow Kentrell Brothers hasn't received his yet), but Missouri's Evan Boehm and Connor McGovern were selected in the fourth and fifth rounds, respectively, in the 2016 NFL draft. Boehm went 128th to Arizona, where he will have former Mizzou great Markus Golden as a teammate. McGovern went 144th to Denver, where Shane Ray awaits.
Mizzou Draft Profiles
Boehm and McGovern have started together on the Missouri offensive line since 2013, when the duo combined with Justin Britt, Mitch Morse, and Max Copeland to form one of the best lines in recent Mizzou history. Four of the five were drafted in the coming years. Boehm started every game of his Mizzou career -- at left guard for one year, then at center for three. Meanwhile, McGovern thrived at guard before being forced to play out of position at tackle on a thin Mizzou line in 2015.
These two provided muscle and personality for a very long time, and it feels right that they would end up getting picked so close together.
Say hi to Markus for us, @BIGboehmTHEORY— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) April 30, 2016
Evan Boehm will compete for the starting center position. @AZCardinals got a special player.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 30, 2016
Say hi to Shane for us, Connor— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) April 30, 2016
Great McGovern trivia: He was North Dakota's Gatorade player of year as high school senior, not Carson Wentz.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) April 30, 2016
M-I-Z! Home of the Bigs!! pic.twitter.com/m7XUK20a0W— Ryan Walters (@Coach_Walters) April 30, 2016
Connor McGovern, our 5th rd pick from Missouri, is a tough, intelligent & athletic guard. He's also played some tackle.— John Elway (@johnelway) April 30, 2016