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Could Drew Lock really slide all the way to the Packers?

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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

NFL.com’s latest mock draft has Drew Lock sliding to the Packers at No. 30

We’ve seen Drew Lock’s name pop up most frequently with the Denver Broncos at No. 10; occasionally we’ve seen him drop to Washington at 15. Earlier, there seemed to be some thought he was being eyed by the Chargers at No. 28.

But in the latest mock draft by Daniel Jeremiah at NFL.com has Lock going at No. 30 to the Green Bay Packers.

If you’re like me, the sheer volume of mock drafts makes reading the tea leaves all but impossible; however, Jeremiah is a pretty well plugged-in reporter and just yesterday news broke that the Packers were hosting Lock for a pre-draft visit.

Could a trade up be in the works, perhaps? I don’t see one of the top four quarterbacks — Lock should be in that group — sliding that far, so maybe the Packers are working out something else to move up to get the Missouri star.

This certainly would be a nice situation for Lock, should Aaron Rodgers welcome his understudy. If that happens, sitting for a few years behind Rodgers would give Lock plenty of time to work through some of the red-flags that Bill C. identified as he projected which 2019 quarterbacks will actually be good.

Decision-day nears for Jay-Mac; other recruiting news and notes

  • 2020 three-star Kirkwood (Mo.) receiver Jay Maclin is set to announce his decision on Thursday, and Josh Helmhodt of Rivals.com caught up with him to preview said decision.

(The article is premium, but he does speak quite fondly of Barry Odom.)

Maclin is done to Arizona State, Indiana and Missouri; Missouri is the only one of the three he’s visited previously.

  • Three-star Tulsa (Okla.) running back Sevion Morrison visited Missouri for the spring game; he tweeted out the picture below on Tuesday:
  • New offer went out to Billy Bowman, an unrated 2021 receiver from Denton, Texas, wh already has 11 offers (Arkansas, Kansas, others).

Let’s up Barrett Banister get his scooter back!

Barrett Banister has had a busy year — he’s gone from little-used walk-on to posting some big catches in big situations, thus earning scholarship.

Now, apparently, the Missouri receiver has had his scooter stolen.

If you have any information on the individual shown in the Facebook link, contact the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652 or Crimestoppers at 573-875-TIPS.


More Links:

  • I put the links together early on Tuesday, but Missouri baseball was rolling Missouri State, 12-2, at press time.
  • Emanuel Hall checks in at No. 13 on Sports Illustrated’s wide receiver rankings for the 2019 NFL Draft, which seems — low, right? He’s behind Riley Ridley of Georgia, for example, who had one season over 300 receiving yards (570 last year). Hall’s injury history is a concern, sure, but if not for that, he’d be in the top group of receivers in this draft — in my opinion, anyway.
  • Rick Barnes is certainly honest about his negotiations with UCLA, that’s for sure. Refreshing, I guess?
  • A new name in the basketball transfer portal. Sure to be a ton of competition for this one: