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Week 12 Depth Chart: Brown, Okwuegbunam Scratched From Lineup

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It looks like the health of wide receiver Nate Brown and tight end Albert Okwuegbunam may be more concerning than previously thought.

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Missouri released its official depth chart Tuesday morning following its comeback win over Vanderbilt to become bowl-eligible. The Tigers take on the up-trending Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville Saturday afternoon and see some fairly important roster changes.

Here is the full depth chart with a quick reaction to it following:

Quarterback

  • 3 Drew Lock*** 6-4 225 Sr. Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit)
  • 5 Taylor Powell 6-2 210 RSFr. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)
  • 2 Micah Wilson 6-3 210 RSSo. Tulsa, Okla. (Lincoln Christian)

Running Back

  • 34 Larry Rountree III* 5-10 210 So. Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook)

-OR-

  • 16 Damarea Crockett** 5-11 225 Jr. Little Rock, Ark. (Christian)
  • 6 Tyler Badie 5-9 190 Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (Briarcrest Christian)
  • 20 Simi Bakare 5-11 205 Fr. Round Rock, Texas

Wide Receiver

  • 9 Jalen Knox 6-0 195 Fr. Mansfield, Texas (Timberview)
  • 10 Alex Ofodile 6-2 200 RSJr. Columbia, Mo. (Oregon/Rock Bridge HS)

Wide Receiver

  • 84 Emanuel Hall*** 6-3 195 Sr. Franklin, Tenn. (Centennial)
  • 17 Richaud Floyd* 5-11 195 RSJr. Gulfport, Miss. (Gulfport)
  • 13 Kam Scott 6-2 170 Fr. Manvel, Texas (Manvel)

Slot Receiver

  • 12 Johnathon Johnson** 5-10 180 RSJr. Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
  • 14 Dominic Gicinto 5-9 180 Fr. Raytown, Mo. (Raytown)
  • 30 Barrett Banister 6-0 190 RSFr. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)

Left Tackle

  • 70 Yasir Durant* 6-7 330 Jr. Philadelphia, Pa. (Imhotep/Arizona Western)
  • 50 Hyrin White 6-6 305 RSFr. DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)

Left Guard

  • 71 Kevin Pendleton*** 6-4 325 RSSr. Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit West)
  • 56 Samson Bailey* 6-5 295 RSSr. Lamar, Mo. (Lamar)

Center

  • 55 Trystan Colon-Castillo* 6-4 315 RSSo. Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
  • 67 Jonah Dubinski** 6-2 295 RSJr. Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge)

Right Guard

  • 75 Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms** 6-5 330 Jr. East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis)
  • 59 Case Cook 6-5 295 RSFr. Carrollton, Ga. (Carrollton)

Right Tackle

  • 77 Paul Adams* 6-6 315 RSSr. Nashville, Tenn. (Christ Presbyterian)
  • 79 Larry Borom 6-6 340 RSFr. Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice)

Tight End

  • 11 Kendall Blanton*** 6-6 265 RSSr. Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs South)
  • 82 Daniel Parker, Jr. 6-4 260 Fr. Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs)

Defensive End

  • 97 Akial Byers* 6-4 280 So. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)
  • 93 Tre Williams* 6-5 260 RSSo. Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge)
  • 15 Trajan Jeffcoat 6-3 245 Fr. Columbia, S.C. (Irmo HS)

Defensive Tackle

  • 5 Terry Beckner, Jr.*** 6-4 295 Sr. East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis)
  • 13 Rashad Brandon 6-3 300 Sr. Jersey City, N.J. (St. Anthony’s/ASA Academy)
  • 78 Kobie Whiteside* 6-1 310 So. Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor)

Nose Tackle

  • 99 Walter Palmore* 6-4 320 Sr. Columbus, Ga. (Hardaway/Eastern Arizona JC)

-OR-

  • 95 Jordan Elliott 6-4 315 RSSo. Missouri City, Texas (Westside/Texas)
  • 90 Markell Utsey 6-4 295 Jr. Little Rock, Ark. (Parkview)

Defensive End

  • 39 Chris Turner* 6-4 255 So. Hammond, La. (Hammond)
  • 29 Nate Anderson* 6-4 255 Sr. Toronto, Ontario (Pratville, Ala./NM Military Institute)

Weakside Linebacker

  • 24 Terez Hall* 6-2 230 Sr. Lithonia, Ga. (King)
  • 32 Nick Bolton 6-0 235 Fr. Frisco, Texas (Lone Star)

Middle Linebacker

  • 47 Cale Garrett* 6-3 230 Jr. Kearney, Mo. (Kearney)
  • 46 Jacob Trump 6-3 230 RSJr. Kahoka, Mo. (Clark County)

SAM Linebacker

  • 4 Brandon Lee** 6-2 225 RSSr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence Central)
  • 3 Ronnell Perkins** 6-0 205 RSJr. St. Louis, Mo. (University City)

Cornerback

  • 21 Christian Holmes 6-1 200 RSSo. Leland, Miss. (McNair)
  • 14 Adam Sparks* 6-0 180 So. Baton Rouge, La. (Dutchtown)
  • 8 Jarvis Ware 6-1 190 Fr. Apopka, Fla. (Wekiva)

Cornerback

  • 2 DeMarkuus Acy** 6-2 195 Jr. Dallas, Texas (Wilmer-Hutchins)
  • 10 Terry Petry 6-1 175 RSFr. Missouri City, Texas (Ridge Point)

Strong Safety

  • 7 Cam Hilton** 6-0 190 Sr. St. Louis, Mo. (Webster Groves)
  • 18 Joshuah Bledsoe* 6-0 205 So. Houston, Texas (Dekaney)

Free Safety

  • 9 Tyree Gillespie 6-0 210 So. Ocala,Fl. (Vanguard)
  • 20 Khalil Oliver 6-1 210 RSJr. Meridian, Ida. (Rocky Mountain)

Kicker

  • 19 Tucker McCann** 6-2 215 Jr. O’Fallon, Ill. (O’Fallon)

Punter

  • 26 Corey Fatony 5-11 205 Sr. Franklin, Tenn. (Franklin)

Long Snapper

  • 51 Drew Wise 6-2 235 So. Lawrence, Kan. (Free State)
  • 86 James Workman 6-0 220 Jr. Renton, Wash. (Liberty)

Punt Returner

  • 12 Johnathon Johnson** 5-10 180 RSJr. Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
  • 17 Richaud Floyd* 5-11 195 RSJr. Gulfport, Miss. (Gulfport)

Kick Returner

  • 17 Richaud Floyd* 5-11 195 RSJr. Gulfport, Miss. (Gulfport)
  • 34 Larry Rountree III* 5-10 210 So. Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook)

Depth chart analysis

Nate Brown is scratched from the depth chart. Brown played against Kentucky and Florida in Weeks 9 and 10, but not Saturday against Vanderbilt for an undisclosed reason. It’s likely his groin that he injured earlier this season, but not having the veteran wide-out truly is a big blow for the Missouri receiving corps. Luckily for the Tigers, true freshmen Jalen Knox and Dominic Gicinto have been stepping up in his absence lately.

Albert Okwuegbunam isn’t on this week’s depth chart, either. Missouri’s star tight end has been out lately with a shoulder injury and it looks like this week will be more of the same. Kendall Blanton is listed as his the starter as of now, but is dealing with a knee sprain that’s allowed Daniel Parker Jr. to step up. Parker, a former-defensive end converted to tight end, earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors for his performance against Vanderbilt (3 rec, 42 yds, 1 TD). While it’s certainly nice having Parker play well in the absence of Okwuegbunam and Blanton, the Tigers would like for their two tight ends to be healthy ASAP.

True freshman running back Simi Bakara makes this week’s official depth chart. With the health of Tyler Badie (foot) up in the air right now, Missouri needs someone to give Damarea Crockett and Larry Rountree III some rest. Enter Bakara. He saw his first action of the season Saturday against Vanderbilt and took advantage of his lone rush, totaling twelve yards after a nice cut finding the hole in the defense and showing off his speed. It should be interesting to see how he performs if Badie isn’t ready to go this upcoming weekend.