You know, looking back at the 2013 Missouri team... There was a lot of talent on that roster. They were loaded at WR, DL, LB, RB... pretty much everywhere. A position that goes overlooked as time passes by, though is how dominant that offensive line was. They were remarkably strong on the interior, but somehow even stronger at each tackle spot. Justin Britt and Mitch Morse were ridiculously underrated for their contributions at Missouri.
Neither guy was a very high profile recruit — both just three stars out of high school — but as their time in Columbia went on, they proved they could be impact players.
When you have two extremely consistent tackles like they did in Morse and Britt, it makes everyone else’s life easier.
You want to pull your tackle on a power or a counter? Got to have a guy who can move in space to make that happen. Wanna throw deep? Got to have guys up front who can give you the time to let those routes develop. Some teams have one tackle of this caliber, and most don’t have any. Mizzou having two high end tackles that they could rely on allowed their offense to morph into what it became, which was a high-octane, run-heavy spread offense.
While their time at Mizzou was awesome, I’m of the opinion that what these two have become at the next level is more impressive. Both became second round picks, both have played fairly well and gotten second contracts as well. (Morse 4/44.5, Britt 3/27) More importantly though, both are still in the league collecting pay checks (Morse is with Buffalo and Britt is in Houston) and representing Mizzou.
They may not be the flashiest duo, but they were impactful, and have represented Missouri as well as one could’ve expected.
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