From Martin Rucker to Chase Daniel, Athlon Sports recently posted a stream of player bios as they chart the Top Ten Missouri Tiger Football Players of all time. The collection is rather contemporary, yet it misses the most recent high-profile draft entries for Mizzou in the NFL Draft: defensive end Aldon Smith and Blaine Gabbert, both of whom are Top 10 NFL Draft choices.
The scale is a bit tipped toward the most recent era of Missouri football, as mentioned earlier, along with the offensive skill positions of tight end and quarterback. Chase Daniel and Brad Smith occupy the top two spots, leading one to believe they would also place Blaine Gabbert amid that pack somewhere if given enough time. There are also three tight ends listed in the Top 10, a stretch no matter how many great players at the position have come through Missouri.
Other possibilities for the list could include linebacker James Kinney, center Adam Spieker, receiver Danario Alexander and defensive end Brian Smith. Kinney is the all-time leader in tackles at Mizzou, while Alexander holds the record for receiving yards. Smith is the team's all time sack leader.
The complete list is below, but it's worth reading through the story to check out the bios and reasons why they didn't choose other players: