1. Drew Lock is making the most of the pre-NFL Combine spotlight.
Drew Lock’s week at the Senior Bowl just started on Monday, but he’s already generating perhaps the most buzz in a talented field of quarterbacks.
When you produce meme-able moments like this, it’s easy to see why:
January 22, 2019
Lock has all the attributes to be the face of a franchise, and that also includes his measureables. Lock measured in at 6-foot-3 3⁄4 and 223-pounds with nine-inch hands, which seems to be right in line with his profile from the Missouri football team (6-4, 220).
And then, of course, there’s the arm.
Drew Lock to Terry McLaurin. Absolute perfection. pic.twitter.com/B5CsuTItrc— Carter Donnick (@CDonScouting) January 22, 2019
It wasn’t all perfect for Lock on the first day of practices, however. CBS Sports wrote that he had a “mixed showing” on Tuesday, but this was the only blurb about him in their notebook:
Missouri’s Drew Lock didn’t have a super-clean showing, as he held the ball too long on a few reps in 7-on-7s, yet true to form lofted a perfect deep ball for a touchdown and made an extremely long throw from the far hash on deep crosser near the sideline that hit the receiver in the hands but was dropped.
And there was also the report from Chase Goodbread of the NFL Network that a team asked Lock about a cheating incident... from when he was in ninth grade.
Something tells me that incident isn’t going to send Lock sliding down the draft boards.
Despite a run on quarterbacks in the first-round of last year’s draft. there are still plenty of suitors for Lock — who has reportedly already met with Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins (which picks 13th overall).
But there’s a chance he doesn’t get past one of Marino’s contemporaries at No. 10:
Front page of the Denver Post sports section today. My grandpa called me and asked if I knew anything about this “Drew Lock guy.” pic.twitter.com/Wx8bJV9t4k— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) January 22, 2019
2. Missouri should have a big contingent at the NFL Combine, too.
According to a report by Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com, Missouri could have as many as six players at the NFL Combine next month.
I’m told #Mizzou seniors Paul Adams, Kendall Blanton, Terry Beckner Jr., Emanuel Hall, Terez Hall and Drew Lock all received invites to the NFL Combine.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) January 22, 2019
No surprises there, as Beckner, Emanuel Hall and Lock all seemed like easy invites — and I believe Beckner and Lock’s invites were already reported. Adams, Blanton and Terez Hall are interesting additions, as each could work their way up to mid-round picks, potentially. Blanton and Terez Hall should especially test well, and you could see both of their stocks shoot up dramatically over the next few months.
Yesterday at Rock M
- After a reboot against Texas A&M, can Missouri keep its momentum going?
- Missouri’s transition to positionless basketball is, so far, a mixed bag
- Dave Matter has some more information on Emanuel Hall’s decision to pull out of the Senior Bowl, which was announced on Monday. (via STLtoday.com)
- Also from Matter (and others) — Missouri finalizes its non-con football schedule through 2024:
I wrote about future Mizzou football schedules on Friday but a few more home games have been added: Central Michigan (2021), New Mexico State (2022), SEMO (2023), Buffalo (2024).— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 22, 2019
MU also confirms series with Colorado but no final dates. It will be Boulder in '25, Columbia in '30
- After a first-place finish in the high jump on Friday, Missouri’s Roberto Vilches is the SEC Freshman of the Week in Track & Field.
- Former St. Louis recruit Larry Boyd is transferring from Illinois, per Brett McMurphy of Stadium. Boyd was the state’s fifth-ranked player in the 2017 recruiting class.
Illinois OT Larry Boyd, who was an academic redshirt in 2018 after starting 9 games as a freshman in 2017, is transferring, source told @WatchStadium— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 23, 2019