CBS Sports released their preseason all-American list Tuesday, and hey, we know a guy on there! Missouri tight end Albert Okwuegbunam continues to rack up the accolades as he lands on their first team, along with eight other SEC players.
This is a heck of an honor for the redshirt junior tight end, and it’s just another reason why it is extremely crucial for him to stay healthy this season, both for his draft stock and the entire Missouri offense. The Tigers do have a lot of depth at the tight end position, but it has already been tested early on in fall camp with some injury scares. Coming into a season with so much promise, Missouri desperately needs Okwuegbunam at full strength.
Meanwhile, Watch Stadium’s Brett McMurphy released his Top 25 on Tuesday, and he has voted Missouri at No. 21. Also included is the projected win totals, and Mizzou’s is at 9.47. Interestingly enough, that projected win total is the 10th highest in his Top 25.
Yes, some of that probably has to do with the favorable schedule, but this also tells us just how good this season can potentially be if the Tigers reach their full potential.
Either way, Missouri could be on of the nation’s surprise teams with Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant at quarterback. Bryant, who led Clemson to the 2018 College Football Playoff, is eager to prove what he can do in the Show-Me State.
Looking ahead as the season draws ever so closer, the AP preseason Top 25 will be released on Monday. Missouri, is in fact, eligible for it. So stay tuned for that!
AP Top 25 voters can vote on Missouri, even with the postseason ban.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) August 1, 2019
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