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What they’re saying about Drew Lock, Missouri’s pro day

Good things, mainly.

NCAA Football: Missouri Pro Day Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Eighteen former Missouri players — including Drew Lock — went through pro day workouts in front of representatives from all 32 teams on Thursday.

Lock, obviously, was the star attraction, but before we get into the quarterback’s performance, let’s take a look at some other notable players.

Like this absolute unit:

In awe at the size of this lad.
@MizzouFootball

Damarea Crockett

Damarea Crockett had himself quite a day. It’s important to note that none of these times are official, but Alex Schiffer of the Kansas City Star tweeted that he heard “unofficially” that Crockett ran a 4.40 40 on his second attempt. He measured in at 224 pounds, which makes that time even more impressive.

He also did this during testing:

To put those numbers in perspective — the fasted running back at the combine was Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill, who ran a 4.40 at 5-10, 198-pounds. His vertical would have tied for fourth with Alabama’s Damien Harris.

Again, important to note none of these testing results are “official”, but — Crockett looked to put himself in position to at least be in the late-round running.

Terez Hall

Crockett’s vertical was, however, one-upped — by linebacker Terez Hall.

Hall jumped 39.5 inches, which would have tied for second amongst linebackers at the combine with West Virginia’s David Long and LSU’s Devin White.

Unfortunately, though, Hall stumbled during the 40 and came up limping, according to Mitchell Forde of PowerMizzou.com in his pro day notebook:

From that notebook:

“I was running the last 15 yards, just kind of stumbled, kind of got me,” Hall explained.

As a result of the injury, Hall didn’t participate in the linebacker drills.

Again, with no results posted — and many players, like Crockett, Terez Hall and Emanuel Hall, declining to do interviews afterward — it’s tough to get a read on what the performances meant for guys not named Drew Lock (who we’ll get to in a second).

However, some news afterward matriculated about teams showing interest in Missouri’s other prospects. Here’s a quick rundown

Terez Hall

Via DraftAnalyst.com:

Hall had dinner last night with the Houston Texans and met with the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots today.

Emanuel Hall

Via DraftAnalyst.com:

[Emanuel] Hall met with the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints today. He continues to receive a lot of interest from the New York Jets.

Kendall Blanton

Via DraftAnalyst.com:

Last night he met with the New Orleans Saints.

Drew Lock

Of course, just about everyone was there to see Lock — all 32 teams aren’t normally represented at Missouri’s pro days.

Lock showed off his mobility and his ability to throw on the run with some of his throws.

Like this one:

And this one:

So what is the overall sentiment about Lock following the pro day? Well, it seems to be positive, but like I wrote yesterday, the pro day didn’t seem to really move the needle in either direction — nor should it.

Charley Casserly of the NFL Network (and noted Kyler Murray fan!) had this to say about Lock’s performance:

Todd McShay of ESPN.com said it’s a three-horse race for the top QB in the draft:

Lock isn’t that far behind Murray and Haskins as the top quarterback in this class. The 6-foot-3, 228-pound quarterback is almost a combination of the two: He has the big frame of Haskins and the arm to hit all of his throws, but he also has the athleticism and mobility of Murray to create and buy time when he needs to.

The DraftAnalyst.com report I linked earlier also came away impressed, but again, cited some accuracy issues that have dogged Lock through his career.

None of this is dampening interest from teams, however. According to tweets from Terez Paylor and Steve Wyche, Lock has met or will meet with the following teams:

  • New York Giants (Picks No. 6, No. 17)
  • Miami Dolphins (No. 13)
  • Washington Redskins (No. 15)
  • San Diego Chargers (No. 28 — possible trade?)
  • Denver Broncos (No. 10)
  • Detroit Lions (No. 8)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 7)

While the team of his future is out of his control, Lock does have one decision to make before the draft: