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Missouri’s Nate Brown is healthy and fighting for a spot in a deep receiving corps

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HELLO AGAIN, NATE BROWN. I was just starting to wonder about him ... hadn’t heard his name much.

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Brown on the rebound

Brown played all over the field his first two years at Mizzou, sometimes in the slot, sometimes on the outside. Now, he’s a rangy 6-3, 210-pound outside target. Not the fastest or flashiest wideout in the offense, Brown gives Drew Lock another quality that shouldn’t be overlooked: He’s reliable on a contested pass.

“Nate took it upon himself to be more of a physical wide receiver as far as going up and getting balls and going through guys,” Lock said. Maybe get a pass interference if they’re face-guarding him. He’s become a trustworthy guy with a competitive ball.”

KC Star: Mizzou’s Nate Brown eager for his first crack at Josh Heupel’s offense

“I was a little bit nervous going into this scrimmage,” Brown said. “(It’s) the first time I’ve actually had to be tackled with the shoulder and ankle and that sort of thing, but I felt really good. No type of soreness coming away from that.”

Brown was part of a 2015 receiving corps that was too young and unready to do what was asked of it. Now he gets to be part of what might be one of the deeper units in the conference.

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