Is the NFL Draft this week? No! Are we previewing it anyway? Yes!
Things are a little slow on the old Mizzou News home front these days. The basketball transfer portal has slowed down, recruiting is at a low simmer and the non-revenue sports are chugging along until they get to the postseason.
That means we’ve got about a week to kill before we reach the next big talking point for football which is, of course, the NFL Draft. So what better way to kill that time than by talking about it!
This week is
unofficially NFL Draft preview week, meaning you’re going to be seeing a whole lot of this guy this week:
Nate and the football team have a plethora of football content heading your way this week, including NFL Draft profiles of most all the Mizzou Tiger entrants. BK was teasing some of his research on Twitter yesterday (as he is known to do):
#Mizzou DB Joshuah Bledsoe hasn't officially tested, but he'll be an interesting chess piece for an NFL defensive coordinator. pic.twitter.com/2FjxgXGi8r— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) April 18, 2021
So stick around at Rock M this week if you like football, because we’ll have plenty of it. That is, until the rest of Missouri’s basketball team inevitably transfers out (including the guys who just transferred in).
I’m kidding. I think. (Editor’s note: Josh. NO.)
Yesterday at Rock M
- Coaches unite with AEPi Rock-A-Thon to fight cancer
- Bryan Blitz steps down as Women’s Soccer Head Coach
- That’s more like it! After a rough past weekend, Mizzou Softball swept away Mississippi State on Senior Day. And that wasn’t the only good news the program got...
In addition to being leaders on the team, Wilmes and Wert are big at the plate.— Colin O’Brien (@cpatobrien) April 18, 2021
Wilmes has more than 200 career hits and finish top 5 in program history in a number of categories.
Wert has 35 career homers, seventh in program history, and could pass Jen Bruck's record of 47
Those are some big names returning for Anderson, who still has a really solid team heading into the postseason.
- There appears to be at least one scout service that has its eye on Joshuah Bledsoe ahead of next week’s draft.
Missouri S Joshuah Bledsoe (@jiggybled) has a relatively high floor & projects as a big-nickel defender. Bledsoe offers good value to an NFL team who maximizes his short area lateral explosiveness vs shallow pass concepts & his ability to trigger downhill quickly in the run game. pic.twitter.com/s2GUTYRvoD— Recruiting Analytics (@RAanalytics) April 18, 2021
- Mizzou Hoops Strength & Conditioning coach Nicodemus Christopher put on his preaching boots this Sunday and went to work this weekend.
Sunday sermon courtesy of @nicodemus_c from ‘Betting on Yourself’, co-hosted by me & @Marcus_Stroud— Joshua Bonhotal (@jbonhotal) April 18, 2021
On humble beginnings, and cultivating the ability to bet on yourself:
“Rejection is a sign of direction. Whenever you hear a ‘no’, that just means ‘yes’ to something else.” pic.twitter.com/83oD9Ckq7o
- Any of y’all ever watch Hot Ones? What if that, but Mizzou?
Old Missouri here's to you! #InsideTheNewZou x #MIZ pic.twitter.com/eljt0yuRax— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) April 18, 2021
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