The 2012 NFL season just opened this last week, but some teams are already getting a jump start on 2013 with scouts out in full force at different schools to scope their practices and scrimmages before the college football season can even start. The Missouri Tigers have several players who could interest pro scouts on both sides of the ball, and NFL teams are doing their homework as the team moves into the SEC.
San Fran 49ers, Cheifs, Colts, Titans and Rams scouts here at Mizzou scrimmage consulting with coach Ivey about players.— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) August 11, 2012
From wide receiver T.J. Moe and quarterback James Franklin are just a couple of the names that the team is likely checking out to add to their scouting reports in the hopes of landing another crop of impact players in next year's draft. Offensive lineman Elvis Fisher, cornerback E.J. Gaines and defensive end Brad Madison are also likely to receive attention this year for their pro potential.
For more on the Mizzou scrimmages leading up to their first season in the SEC, check out the great discussion over at Rock M Nation.