May 5, 2006

Forecasting the next Tiger draft class

The Missouri Tigers had two players selected in last weekend's NFL draft. That brought the two-year total to five. It's never too early to look forward. We go Mel Kiper and take a look at the 2007 NFL draft prospects for Missouri's seniors-to-be.

Dedrick Harrington has bulked up over 250 pounds. He has always been a fantastic athlete. The guy is quite simply a prototypical NFL linebacker. But he has to produce on the field. He has to put together a senior season that turns the potential into production and makes the scouts take notice.

Draft projection: Fifth Round

Xzavie Jackson: Again, a guy that just looks like an NFL football player. He came to Missouri as a tight end, so you know he has a load of athleticism. He has a chance to be a very good defensive end in the NFL (think of Jackson at 275 pounds). Like Harrington, the potential has somewhat outweighed the production. That will need to change.

Draft projection: Sixth Round

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