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Dorial Green-Beckham's Role In Missouri's Offense

There's no shortage of hype surrounding Missouri freshman WR Dorial Green-Beckham, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2012 who choose the Tigers after one of the most high-profile recruitment processes in school history.

He's only 18 years old, but at 6'6 220 with a reported 4.4 40 time, he's already more physically gifted that the vast majority of NFL WR's.

But while Tigers fans are already to pencil him in as Megatron 2.0, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is doing his best to manage expectations of his star freshman. In a press conference on Tuesday, he downplayed a question about whether DGB was "revolutionizing" the Y position in his offense:

"No not really, we played Danario Alexander in there quite a bit as a wide receiver. You know we have a position where you can play that as a wide receiver in there and you can also play it as a tight end in there and the things you can do are different. He is learning both and he is moving in and out and he is a little bit bigger athlete obviously from the wide receiver stand point, but he is certainly not a tight end. We kind of worked those together and it will work out fine. He has worked very hard and we are going to let him do his thing in preparation."

Alexander had 113 receptions, 1,781 receiving yards and 14 TD's in his senior season in 2009 before moving on to the NFL. It may not be fair to heap those types of expectations on a freshman, but that's the world we live in.

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