Several teams have recruited, wooed, promised and courted Dorial Green-Beckham in their hopes to entice the top recruit in the country to join them next fall on the football field. The wide receiver would look great in any offense given his tremendous abilities, but is DGB looking back at them wondering how he will fit? Sharon Katz thinks he should and wonders how he would fit in each team's offense.
For Missouri, Green-Beckham would fill a vital role of stretching the field. The team already has T.J. Moe coming back and Henry Josey was leading the Big 12 in rushing before his season-ending injury. James Franklin is also a dual threat at quarterback and should have a dynamic year next year both rushing and passing the ball. But the hill the Missouri Tigers must climb next year is their first season in the SEC, and no one quite knows how that one will go. Adding DGB to the mix would help tremendously.
Katz writes, "Missouri needs a second wide-receiver option behind T.J. Moe next season with TE Michael Egnew and WR Wes Kemp graduating. Moe has the second-most receiving yards in the Big 12 since the start of 2010 among returning players, but he is not known for his deep-threat ability. Of his 146 receptions in the past two seasons, only 13 have gone for 25 or more yards. Green-Beckham’s downfield speed would lead to more big plays for the Tigers and open up underneath routes for Moe and others."
Gary Pinkel's offense is going to have a fine year either way with such strong returning personnel. DGB would simply provide a new shiny toy to play with -- one that instantly becomes the best receiver on a team loaded with offensive potential. Together they could make a major impression in Mizzou's first season in the SEC.