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Is Drew Lock really not a sure-thing first-round draft pick?

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

1. Drew Lock’s first-round status not a slam-dunk, I guess?

This morning, I stumbled upon this tweet from Matt Miller of Bleacher Report:

My pithy response was, “Was he not already?” And, as some people in the Twitterverse pointed out — no, there are some projections with Drew Lock not going in the first round.

Namely, Mel Kiper’s latest projection. The article is behind a paywall, but he has three quarterbacks going in the first round — Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones.

I’m befuddled by this. I understand that some of the most QB-needy teams (Cleveland, Buffalo, the New York Jets, Arizona) picked quarterbacks last year. And other teams might be tempted to wait until 2020 for Justin Herbert or the possibility of Tua Tagovailoa.

But, at the very least, Drew Lock compares favorably to Josh Rosen and Josh Allen a year ago, without even mentioning his college numbers were better than those two. It just seems bizarre that there are projections where Lock isn’t a first-rounder.

I do believe that will change and change fast, but, man. Draft season is a weird time, I guess.

2. Mizzou women put the clamps down in dominant win over Georgia.

The Missouri women only had 25 points at halftime against Georgia on Thursday night — but a dominant defensive effort held the Bulldogs to 13 (THIRTEEN!) first-half points, en route to an eventual 61-35 home win.

Sophie Cunningham led the way with 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting, adding eight rebounds as well.

Here’s the full box score, and check out the Columbia Tribune’s game story from Daniel Jones:

Now, Missouri travels to face (checks schedule) (squints at schedule) (wipes brow) South Carolina on Monday.

3. Missouri wrestling extends its winning streak to 32.

Missouri’s fifth-ranked wrestling program dominated No. 14 Northern Iowa in a 29-12 win at the Hearnes Center on Wednesday.

Daniel Lewis (174 pounds) and John Erneste (133) had pins, and freshman Brock Mauller beat No. 8 Max Thomsen 9-3 at 149 pounds.

Missouri is 12-0 on the season.

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So, yeah. It’s been an eventful ten days or so for the Crimson Tide.