COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) By the end of last season, Missouri fans were enjoying quarterback Drew Lock's final days running the Tigers' offense and wondering who would take over this fall.
The answer came in a Twitter post the night of Dec. 4 when Kelly Bryant announced he was transferring to Missouri. The former Clemson standout had been benched in favor of freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence following a Week 4 win over Georgia Tech, and he immediately became one of the most sought-after likely transfers in the country.
Bryant visited a handful of schools, including Auburn, Mississippi State and Arkansas. But he eventually chose Missouri and the chance to take over for Lock, who most draft experts believe will be among the first quarterbacks taken in the NFL draft.