Mizzou signed four receivers in February's signing class -- Johnathon Johnson, Emanuel Hall, Richaud Floyd, and Justin Smith -- and because of depth concerns, at least one is likely to play this year. Which one?
Mizzou has two batches of new guys at wide receiver: the ones who have been here for a year (but haven't seen the field), and the ones who just moved to Columbia. Here's the former group, led by DeSean Blair.
Former Mizzou stars Jeremy Maclin, Sean Weatherspoon, Chase Daniel, Mitch Morse, Markus Golden, and L'Damian Washington will all be in uniform when the Chiefs and Cardinals play an NFL exhibition game on Saturday night.
Sophomore Nate Brown is Missouri's leading returning wideout, with just five career catches. He's got good polish and a well-rounded skill set, and Mizzou will milk every ounce of talent and potential that he's got in 2015.
Missouri brought in three running backs in its 2015 signing class: four-star JUCO transfer Chase Abbington and freshmen Marquise Doherty and Ryan Williams. Can any of them make a dent in the depth chart this fall?
Injured Harold Brantley will be playing a leadership role for Mizzou from the sidelines this year. Plus: Mizzou's big, young receivers are progressing, and Kentrell Brothers is used to being underestimated.
Maty Mauk is a great leader with a flair for making the big pass late in games. He's also a fundamentally inconsistent passer who is almost worse at the easy throws than the hard throws. Oh yeah, and he was only a sophomore last year.