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Missouri Football: Minor Changes Made to Week Three Depth Chart

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A few position battles were won, and some true freshman will see extended roles against Purdue.

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Missouri released its official depth chart Tuesday morning with a few important changes regarding backups, but nothing will look different for the Tigers’ starters come Week Three.

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)
  • 2 Micah Wilson6-3 210 RSSo. Tulsa, Okla. (Lincoln Christian)

-OR-

  • 5 Taylor Powell 6-2 210 RSFr. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)

Running Back

  • 16 Damarea Crockett** 5-11 225 Jr. Little Rock, Ark. (Christian)

-OR-

  • 34 Larry Rountree III* 5-10 210 So. Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook)
  • 6 Tyler Badie 5-9 190 Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (Briarcrest Christian)

Wide Receiver

  • 7 Nate Brown*** 6-3 210 RSSr. Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett)
  • 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)
  • 13 Kam Scott 6-2 170 Fr. Manvel, Texas (Manvel)
  • 1 Khmari Thompson 6-1 210 Fr. Lawrenceville, Ga. (Central Gwinnett)

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

  • 81 Albert Okwuegbunam * 6-5 255 RSSo. Springfield, Ill. (Springfield)
  • 11 Kendall Blanton*** 6-6 265 RSSr. Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs South)

Defensive End

  • 93 Tre Williams* 6-5 260 RSSo. Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge)
  • 29 Nate Anderson* 6-4 255 Sr. Toronto, Ontario (Pratville, Ala./NM Military Institute)

Defensive Tackle

  • 5 Terry Beckner, Jr.*** 6-4 295 Sr. East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis)
  • 78 Kobie Whiteside* 6-1 310 So. Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor)
  • 90 Markell Utsey 6-4 295 Jr. Little Rock, Ark. (Parkview)

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)
  • 97 Akial Byers* 6-4 280 So. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)

Weakside Linebacker

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

-OR-

  • 22 Aubrey Miller, Jr. 6-2 225 So. Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven)

Middle Linebacker

  • 47 Cale Garrett* 6-3 230 Jr. Kearney, Mo. (Kearney)
  • 46 Jacob Trump 6-3 230 RSJr. Kahoka, Mo. (Clark County)
  • 25 Jamal Brooks 6-1 240 So. Bessemer, Ala. (Bessemer City)

SAM Linebacker

  • 4 Brandon Lee (second half)** 6-2 225 RSSr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence Central)
  • 3 Ronnell Perkins** 6-0 205 RSJr. St. Louis, Mo. (University City)
  • 6 Tavon Ross 6-0 215 RSSr. Cochran, Ga. (Bleckley County)

Cornerback

  • 14 Adam Sparks* 6-0 180 So. Baton Rouge, La. (Dutchtown)
  • 21 Christian Holmes 6-1 200 RSSo. Leland, Miss. (McNair)

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

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

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)
  • 14 Dominic Gicinto 5-9 180 Fr. Raytown, Mo. (Raytown)

Kick Returner

  • 6 Tyler Badie 5-9 190 Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (Briarcrest Christian)
  • 34 Larry Rountree III* 5-10 210 So. Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook)

Depth chart analysis

It looks like true freshman wide receiver Jalen Knox won the position battle for second string wide-out over junior Alex Ofodile. Knox saw a lot of work in Missouri’s Week One matchup with UT Martin, hauling in an impressive catch along the sidelines. He saw the field a bit in Week Two as well, and it looks like head coach Barry Odom has made his choice clear — Knox will back up Nate Brown, while Ofodile, a Rock Bridge grad, will ride the bench.

It’s interesting Odom still lists Micah Wilson and Taylor Powell as co-backup quarterbacks. Powell has seen the field in Drew Lock’s relief against both UT Martin and Wyoming. It seems clear Powell is who Odom favors as Lock’s backup, but yet him and Wilson are still listed as co-backups. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense why Wilson hasn’t gotten any in-game work if he really is a co-backup with Powell.

True freshman weakside linebacker Nick Bolton has been promoted from a third-string role into a co-backup for Terez Hall. In limited game time, Bolton hasn’t accumulated much on the stat sheet (three tackles, 0.5 sacks), but has shown maximum effort every single play. He flies around the field and doesn’t look like a freshman out there. It’ll be interesting to see him get more playing time this week against Purdue.

Senior defensive tackle Rashad Brandon was scratched from the depth chart this week. He was initially listed as Terry Beckner Jr.’s backup, but Kobie Whiteside gets the nod for that spot in Week Three. Junior Markell Utsey will be both the third-string defensive tackle and nose tackle.

Looks like junior long-snapper James Workman will face the consequences from a poorly-snapped PAT that ended up being one of the more peculiar PAT’s in recent memory. The life of a long-snapper is tough — screw up once, and you’ll find yourself on the bench. That’s Workman’s reality this week as sophomore Drew Wise will take over long-snapping duties for Missouri.

True freshman Tyler Badie will handle kickoffs this week. While Larry Rountree III primarily handled kickoffs last week against Wyoming, it looks like Badie gets the nod for Saturday’s contest with Purdue. Odom has flip-flopped between the two each week so far, as it seems like he’s still trying to figure out who the best man for the job is. Maybe he’ll make up his mind this week if Badie takes advantage of the opportunity.