HOOVER, Ala. — The latest version of the Missouri Tigers is here. The school released its football preseason media guide on the eve of the 2017 SEC Media Days.
Inside its pages are an updated depth chart and a full roster. First, take a peek at the Tigers you’ll likely see on the field this autumn:
And here’s a look at the entire preseason roster:
2017 Missouri Tigers roster
Missouri finished 4-8 last season, its first under coach — and former defensive coordinator — Barry Odom. The Tigers won a pair of games in SEC play, including a 28-24 victory over bowl-bound Arkansas in the “Battle Line Rivalry.”
Quarterback Drew Lock is perhaps the most popular returning player. The junior passer has already thrown for 4,731 yards and 27 touchdowns against 18 interceptions in his first two seasons. Sophomore running back Damarea Crockett also was a 2016 standout, running for 1,062 yards and 10 scores in his first season. He’ll look to improve on those numbers with the help of an experienced offensive line that features four starting upperclassmen.
The defense figures to rebound from a disappointing year with strong contributions expected from former 5-star recruit Terry Beckner Jr., and hometown kid A.J. Logan on the line. Senior safety Anthony Sherrils has racked up 130 tackles during his Tigers career. He’ll spearhead a young defensive backfield that allowed 246.8 passing yards per game last season.
Kicker Tucker McCann and punter Corey Fatony will reprise their roles in the starting lineup.
Lock, wide receiver J’Mon Moore and linebacker Eric Beisel will join Odom at SEC Media Days this Wednesday. SEC Country will provide coverage during their availability.
Sunday, SEC Country released its preseason predictions, and our group of 20 writers selected Missouri to finish sixth out of seven SEC East teams. One writer voted for Crockett as the potential SEC player of the year.