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Missouri lands 4 players on coaches’ preseason All-SEC team

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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

So apparently the coaches’ preseason All-SEC team hadn’t been released yet? I had no idea, but it came out yesterday, and Mizzou has decent representation considering last year’s 4-8 campaign:

  • WR J’Mon Moore: second-team offense
  • RT Paul Adams: second-team offense
  • DE Marcell Frazier: third-team defense
  • DT Terry Beckner Jr.: third-team defense

Moore and Frazier have been on plenty of preseason lists, and Adams is a Pro Football Focus favorite.

(It is kind of funny, by the way, that half of Mizzou’s all-conference representatives are defensive linemen after the year that the Mizzou defensive line had last year.)

Beckner’s inclusion is both about respect for former star recruits and the obvious potential he possesses despite back-to-back season-ending knee injuries.

If he can stay on the field, that alone could transform Missouri’s defensive front a decent amount.

MUtigers.com published a piece about Beckner’s new leadership role yesterday.

"When they said, ACL or MCL [last season], I was telling myself, you've been through this," Beckner said. "This is another stepping stone. You're going to get through it. The second you come back, you have to be ready to work. I know I have to go get it, because if I don't, I'm setting myself up for failure. This really pushed me to reach my maximum potential. I'm ready to put in the work and go forward." [...]

"I've most definitely gotten more comfortable being a leader," Beckner said. "I've been more vocal after the second injury. It was halftime of the Arkansas game when I got up and spoke to the team, gave them a little speech. That's what made me realize that I had a real voice and I could lead this team. Now, I got it to the point where they count on me, and I count on them. I'm feeding off of them now. So, I just needed that time to realize that it's my time to be a leader. I've been a young player, but now, I'm going into my junior year so I've got to be more vocal and have everyone else on the same page."

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