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New Missouri depth chart has names, jersey numbers, heights and weights* of Tigers playing this Saturday!

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*accurate to within three places

NCAA Football: Georgia at Missouri John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The new game notes and depth charts are out (pdf) (Click to enlarge.)

Mizzou depth chart
Mizzou depth chart vs. Delaware St

Offense

Quarterback
  • Drew Lock (6’4, 220, So.) -- 70-for-126 (56%), 1,106 yards, 9 TD, 3 INT, 1 sack (8.6 yards per attempt); 12 carries, 48 yards (4.0)
  • Marvin Zanders (6’1, 200, So.) — 4-for-5 (80%), 29 yards (5.8 yards per attempt); 9 carries, 41 yards (4.6)

Drew has locked down the starting job but maybe Marvin Zanders will see more action this weekend against an over-matched opponent.

Tailback
  • Alex Ross (6’1, 220, Sr.) — 20 carries, 72 yards (3.6); 2 targets, 1 catch, 3 yards (1.5) OR
  • Ish Witter (5’10, 200, Jr.) — 48 carries, 169 yards (3.5) 1 TD; 6 targets, 3 catches, 24 yards (4.0)
  • Damarea Crockett (6’0, 225 Fr.) — 22 carries, 95 yards (4.3); 1 target, 1 catch, 9 yards

Alex Ross was out against Georgia and Ish Witter saw a LOT of carries and there was a point where he was statistically performing better than Nick Chubb. Let that sink in for a minute. Still think Damarea Crockett deserved more carries. Also, Nate Strong??

1 Wide Receiver
  • J’Mon Moore (6’3, 205, Jr.) — 41 targets, 18 catches, 320 yards (7.8 per target), 2 TD
  • Keyon Dilosa (6’3, 205, So.) — 2 targets, 2 catches, 7 yards (3.5)

Dilosa was out against Georgia undergoing Missouri’s concussion protocol but J’Mon Moore looked the part of a #1 wide receiver with 8 catches for 196 yards and 2 TDs. A concern I have is perhaps Drew Lock is becoming a bit predictable with his targets.

2 Wide Receiver
  • Johnathan Johnson (5’10, 185, RSFr.) — 12 targets, 7 catches, 137 yards (11.4), 1 TD
  • Chris Black (6’0, 190, Sr.) — 11 targets, 9 catches, 146 yards (13.3) OR
  • Ray Wingo (5’11, 185, So.) — 5 targets, 4 catches, 126 yards (25.2), 1 TD

Johnson had a forgettable receiving game Saturday with one catch for 16 yards and a fumble. Drew Lock’s second interception, intended for Chris Black, came on an identical play intended for Johnson against West Virginia - however this time there was a Georgia defender waiting. On Saturday I was left wondering where’d Win-go?

3 Wide Receiver
  • Emanuel Hall (6’3, 205, So.) — 9 targets, 6 catches, 119 yards (13.2), 1 TD
  • Dimetrios Mason (6’0, 185, Fr.) — 12 targets, 7 catches, 68 yards (5.7); 1 carry, 9 yardsN

No real surprises here except a lack of touches for the dynamic Dimetrios Mason.

Tight End
  • Sean Culkin (6’6, 250, Sr.) — 5 targets, 3 catches, 35 yards (7.0)
  • Jason Reese (6’5, 250, Jr.) — 9 targets, 5 catches, 55 yards (6.1), 2 TD OR
  • Kendall Blanton (6’6, 260, So.) — 9 targets, 6 catches, 57 yards (6.3), 1 TD

Technically Tyler Hanneke “started” against Georgia so take this position depth chart with a grain of salt. It was very nice to see Missouri return to David Morrison’s “Tight End Pass Game” on the opening drive strike to Jason Reese. More please.

Left Tackle
  • Tyler Howell (6’8, 320, Jr.)
  • Kyle Mitchell (6’5, 330, So.)

Can I highlight how solid Tyler Howell has been so far. It’s always a good thing when you don’t hear your left tackle’s name mentioned during a TV broadcast.

Left Guard
  • Kevin Pendleton (6’4, 335, So.)
  • Trystan Castillo (6’4, 320, Fr.)

Kevin Pendleton is doing work out here. In previous years and regimes, the left guard was where Missouri put its weakest offensive lineman. Not anymore.

Center
  • Samson Bailey (6’4, 295, So.)
  • Michael Stannard (6’2, 290, Sr.) OR
  • Jonah Dubinski (6’2, 290, RSFr.)

There was a point where Samson Bailey went down with an ankle injury against Georgia and I wrote in my notes “SNAPS?!?!” while circling it emphatically. There was the one bad snap Saturday but I think it served to remind us how good he’s been as just a sophomore.

Right Guard
  • Alec Abeln (6’3, 305, Jr.)
  • Adam Ploudre (6’4, 315, Jr.)

I will admit that I openly wondered if Alec Abeln would be surpassed by a younger player but so far he’s held up and even showed his versatility sliding over to play center briefly when Bailey went down.

Right Tackle
  • Paul Adams (6’6, 315, So.)
  • Tre’Vour Simms (6’5, 350, Fr.)

A frustrating outing for sophomore right tackle Paul Adams who was called for a couple holding penalties against Georgia. I know he holds himself to a higher standard and will bounce back.

In general Missouri’s offensive line has been ..a pleasant surprise so far this season? I still don’t believe they’ve given up a sack or hit on Drew Lock and while they certainly could improve in the run game it’s good to see them excelling in pass blocking. LSU in two weeks will be a huge test.

Defense

Defensive End
  • Jordan Harold (6’2, 265, Jr.) — 0.5 tackles OR
  • Marcell Frazier (6’5, 260, Jr.) -- 4.0 tackles, 1 PBU

Jordan Harold is the starter in name only - Spencer Williams had more than double his snaps against Georgia. Maybe Marcell Frazier’s move is a sign of things to come.

Defensive End
  • Charles Harris (6’3, 260, Jr.) -- 9.5 tackles, 4 TFL (3 sacks), 1 PBU
  • Spencer Williams (6’3, 250, So.) — 8.0 tackles

Charles Harris had a breakout game against Georgia and flashed the first round potential many have talked about. Jackie Shipp even lined him up inside over the right guard to create a mismatch like Shane Ray used to do in his final season as a Tiger.

Defensive Tackle
  • Rickey Hatley (6’4, 320, Sr.) — 6.0 tackles, 1 TFL (1 sack) OR
  • Terry Beckner Jr. (6’4, 290, So.) — 10.0 tackes
Defensive Tackle
  • A.J. Logan (6’2, 325, Jr.) — 4.0 tackles, 0.5 TFL
  • Josh Augusta (6’4, 355, Sr.) — 8.0 tackles, 3 TFL (1 sack)

A stout group led by name guys in Augusta and Beckner and backed up by blue-collar guys in Rickey Hatley and A.J. Logan. They helped stifle Georgia’s Heisman candidate Nick Chubb and are eating up blockers to allow Missouri’s linebacking corps to make plays. My only concern is how many will be gone next year.

Linebacker
  • Donavin Newsom (6’2, 240, Sr.) — 20.5 tackles, 1 PBU
  • Terez Hall (6’2, 225, So.) — 7.0 tackles, 1 TFL
Linebacker
  • Michael Scherer (6’3, 235, Sr.) -- 21.5 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 PBU
  • Cale Garrett (6’3, 230, Fr.) — 2.5 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 PBU
Linebacker
  • Joey Burkett (6’2, 225, So.) -- 13.5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT
  • Brandon Lee (6’2, 225, So.) — 4.5 tackles, 1 TFL

Wish I had more to say than they have been very good against the run and exposed in coverage. I think we saw an acknowledgment of that on Saturday when Mizzou moved Aarion Penton inside to cover the slot after all else had failed.

Cornerback
  • Aarion Penton (5’10, 195, Sr.) — 10.5 tackles, 2 INT, 6 PBU
  • Christian Holmes (6’1, 190, Fr.) -- 1 PBU OR
  • DeMarkus Acy (6’2, 190, Fr.) — 2 PBU

Aarion Penton remains an excellent corner. I’m curious about Christian Holmes’ health after that rough hit to his head on the punt return where Johnathan Johnson was targeted by the Georgia defender.

Cornerback
  • John Gibson (6’0, 195, Sr.) -- 8.0 tackles, 2 PBU
  • Logan Cheadle (5’10, 180, Jr.) -- 3.0 tackles, 2 PBU, 1 FF

Missouri needs a better option opposite Aarion Penton.

Strong Safety
  • Anthony Sherrils (6’0, 205, Jr.) — 17.0 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT
  • Ronnell Perkins (6’0, 200, RSFr.) — 3.5 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 PBU

Quiet but deadly so far from my guy Anthony Sherrils.

Free Safety
  • Thomas Wilson (5’10, 195, Jr.) -- 22.5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU
  • Cam Hilton (6’0, 190, So.) -- 5.5 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PBU

Thomas Wilson was picked on over the middle but I thought he made some plays in coverage. If he can improve his positioning and reads he’ll be able to capitalize on his strong instincts. Cam Hilton had an excellent interception and saw the field more, particularly in nickel situations.

Special Teams

Place-Kicker
  • Tucker McCann (6’0, 195, Fr.) -- 5-6 PAT, 2-3 FG under 40, 1-2 FG over 40
  • Turner Adams (6’0, 205, Jr.) -- 2-3 PAT

McCann was good against Georgia, perhaps he should have had a chance to prove it even further late in the game?

Punter
  • Corey Fatony (5’11, 205, So.) — 17 punts, 43.6 average, 4 inside 20

Another work-man like day at the office for the leg.

Kick Returns
  • Alex Ross (6’1, 220, Sr.) — 1 KR, 23 yards
  • Greg Taylor (5’10, 200, So.)
  • Damarea Crockett (5’11, 220, Fr.) — 5 KR, 17.8 average

Alex Ross has been largely a non-factor through three games and was missing during the Georgia game with an ankle injury. Hopefully Missouri can still get something from him but I think Damarea Crockett has shown some upside in relief.

Punt Returns
  • Johnathan Johnson (5’10, 185, RSFr.) — 5 PR, 13.8 average, 1 TD AND
  • Chris Black (6’0, 190, Sr.) — 2 PR, 0.5 average

I had a few texts during the Georgia game that suggested Missouri needed someone to replace Johnathan Johnson but I thought he rebounded from some early issues before taking a savage hit late. At one point both Black and Johnson were back to take punts and I wonder if Black sees more time back there going forward.