Drew Lock, Kendall Blanton, Emanuel Hall measure in
Three-quarters of the Missouri group at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine has now measured in, with Lock, Blanton and Emanuel Hall joining Paul Adams on Thursday.
Here are their measurements:
This is almost exactly what Lock measured in at during the Senior Bowl (plus five pounds) so not really a shocker, but, of course, we’ve got to deal with the questions about his hand size.
.@MizzouFootball QB Drew Lock’s hand was 9” at #Combine weigh-in, which is below the 9 1/4 standard that most NFL teams have for QB. Scouts will now go back and watch bad weather games to see how he handles a wet ball. I did that yesterday and Lock was very good vs. Arkansas. pic.twitter.com/jxU7RgfhBV— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) February 28, 2019
Meanwhile, Kyler Murray measures in at just over 5-10, and that’s a huge win, but a quarter of an inch difference on Lock’s hands suddenly throws up some red flags.
More on Lock:
- KCTV5 | Andy Reid talks about what would make Drew Lock a successful NFL quarterback
- The Athletic | Taking an analytical look at the QBs in the draft (Paywall)
- Arrowhead Pride | Chiefs’ GM Brett Veatch gives some brief thoughts on Lock
From Arrowhead Pride:
“I can kind of call him my neighbor because I live in Lee’s Summit,” Veach said. “But no, he is an extremely talented player. Great family. I know his dad, [and] I got to know the son a little bit. I think he has very intriguing arm talent. I think he has great ad-lib ability, which you certainly need in this league. Arm strength and ad-lib ability is a good place to start. He has both those qualities and I’m sure it won’t be long for him to hear his name to be called on draft night.”
Blanton is really going to be an interesting player to watch over the next few days. He measured in as the second tallest and heaviest tight end in Indianapolis (behind Michigan’s Zach Gentry); if he tests well, Blanton could skyrocket up draft boards because of that size.
Again, right around where Hall was projected (6-2, 200-pounds). Biggest question for Hall will be how he tests — and if he’s healthy.
More on Hall:
Paul Adams puts him 16 reps on the bench press
Tough showing from the Missouri offensive linemen, who was tied for the fewest reps on the bench press among the offensive linemen.
Adams needed a strong showing to secure a spot in the later rounds of the draft, and it’s looking more likely that he’ll be an undrafted free agent.
More on Adams:
- Kansas City Star | How Mitch Morse and Derek Dooley prepared Paul Adams for the NFL Draft
Women’s basketball beats Arkansas after losing Akira Levy for the year
The Missouri women rebounded from the loss of Akira Levy for an 73-67 win at Arkansas on Thursday night.
Levy, a freshman, injured her knee in the loss to Auburn on Friday; on Thursday, Missouri officials confirmed it was a torn ACL and meniscus.
From the Missouri release:
No time table has been set on surgery, but the team has tremendous faith in Mizzou’s medical staff and is confident Akira will make a full recovery and be back on the court for the 2019-20 season.
The team responded in the win over Arkansas, overcoming a third-quarter deficit to pull away in the fourth quarter.
Sophie Cunningham posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, despite shooting 2-of-9 from the field.
Missouri was led by Cierra Porter (21 points, 11-11 FTs, nine rebounds) and Jordan Roundtree (16 points).
Here’s the full box score:
This Weekend in Mizzou Sports
A lot of stuff to track this weekend. Here’s the rundown:
- Missouri men’s basketball vs. South Carolina (2:30 p.m CT Saturday, SEC Network)
- Missouri women’s basketball vs. Alabama (2 p.m. CT Sunday, SEC Network)
- Missouri baseball at Central Arkansas (6:30 p.m. CT Friday); vs. South Dakota State (3 p.m. CT Saturday)
- Missouri softball vs. Louisville (11:30 a.m. Friday), vs. IUPUI (3:30 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m. Saturday), vs. Indiana State (1:30 p.m. Saturday)
- Missouri tennis at Vanderbilt (3:30 p.m. CT Friday); at Kentucky (10 a.m. CT Sunday)
- Missouri gymnastics vs. Kentucky (5 p.m. CT Friday, SEC Network)