1. Ennis Rakestraw
Yet another strong performance from from the Dallas sophomore. Rakestraw ranked second on the team with five tackles (as a cornerback!) along with two defended passes. The STAR position has received a lot of well-deserved attention in Blake Baker’s revitalized defense, but Rakestraw’s emergence as a borderline All SEC corner has arguably been the biggest boon to the unit’s success.
2. Nathaniel Peat
Peat quietly continues to have a very strong debut season in Columbia. On the road as part of a struggling pass offense, Peat carried the load through 20 carries, totaling 117 yards and a touchdown. He added a catch for 8 yards, but largely set the tone for the Tigers with his explosive running. Imagine what it would be like to get a functional passing game going alongside him!
3. Isaiah McGuire
Now that is the Isaiah McGuire we remembered from last season. McGuire was a monster against the Gators, logging three tackles for a loss while leading the team in total tackles with seven. It was a bruising performance from one of Missouri’s defensive ends during a game when the Tigers were tested again and again in the trenches
Others receiving votes: Daylan Carnell, Cody Schrader
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