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A look at where Mizzou players are projected in final NFL Mock Drafts

Mizzou Links for Thursday, April 29

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Happy NFL Draft Day!

The NFL Draft begins tonight with coverage all weekend long on ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network. It’ll be a fun weekend for Mizzou fans to keep an eye on, as there will be some Mizzou players expected to be selected in this year’s draft. None are bigger than linebacker Nick Bolton, who will surely be the first Tiger to hear his name called — probably early in the second round, or perhaps an outside shot of becoming Missouri’s first 1st round NFL Draft pick since Charles Harris in 2017.

This is an appropriate time to look at some final mock drafts to get a sense of where Mizzou players stand:

Here’s Sam Monson on Bolton:

“The Eagles had one of the worst linebacker situations in football in 2019, so Bolton would be a huge addition to the defense. Bolton doesn’t have the absurd workout numbers of some of the other players at his position, but his athleticism is more than good enough and he demonstrates exceptional instincts and a nose for the football. Bolton was able to track down and tackle players like Kadarius Toney in the open field, and that’s good enough endorsement of his tools.”

And in more Mizzou-NFL news, Drew Lock is going to have quarterback competition in Denver, as the Broncos have acquired Teddy Bridgewater.

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, but Lock’s days in Denver could very well be numbered, according to this Tweet from Dave Matter.

And the 2021 SEC Media Days schedule was announced on Wednesday afternoon, according to the conference. Mizzou and Eli Drinkwitz will make their appearance on Thursday, July 22nd in Hoover, Alabama, the final day of the event, to go along with Sam Pittman of Arkansas and Bryan Harsin of Auburn. Times will be announced at a later date, but this will be Drinkwitz’s first official SEC Media Days after last year was canceled due to COVID.

M-I-Z! Onto the links!

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