Missouri redshirt freshman wide receiver Richaud Floyd wasn’t coy when discussing who he thought was deserving of the starting quarterback job.
Following Missouri’s spring game Saturday evening, Floyd gave his full support to sophomore Drew Lock.
“From that scrimmage, I think he’s the No. 1 guy,” Floyd told The Columbia Daily Tribune’s Blake Toppmeyer. “He’s had a big jump from last year with his reading the defense and the consistency with his throws.”
Lock has been locked into a spring competition with Marvin Zanders and Jack Lowary, but he is the closest thing to an incumbent Missouri can offer. Lock started Mizzou’s final eight games after Maty Mauk was dismissed from the team. Lock went 2-6 in those starts, completing 49 percent of his passes overall for 1,332 yards, four touchdowns and eight interceptions as a true freshman.
Lock’s strong performance in Saturday’s spring game (9 of 13 passing for 134 yards, two touchdowns) may give him a leg up in the battle. One of his receivers thinks so, at least.