Through six games , Missouri head coach Barry Odom is liking what he sees from sophomore quarterback Drew Lock. While he admits the Tigers’ offense has had some moments of inconsistency, Lock and his potential has given the coaching staff high hopes for the future.
Through six games this season, Lock has thrown for 1,714 yards — the third most in the SEC — and 14 touchdowns — tied for the second most in the league.
“Drew’s going to continue to improve. He’s got a very high ceiling on what I think he is going to continue to be and grow into. Without a question, he has not reached his ceiling. He’s still learning,”
Part of that learning will come with more consistency from both Lock and the Missouri offense as a whole. While lock is among the leaders in passing yardage and touchdowns, he’s also tied for the second most interceptions in the SEC with six. He’s also completed 53 percent of his passes.
“There’s been times this season that he looks really special. There have been times when he’d like to have some throws back,” Odom said. “Most people that have been around the game of football understand that every decision the quarterback makes is going to get evaluated and critiqued. There are some things that Drew has done with a couple of throws that looks like a bad throw, but it’s a combination of 10 other guys being on the same page.”
Fortunately for the Tigers, Odom said Lock expects to be more consistent as well.
“We put alot on his shoulders. We expect him to play at high level,” Odom said.