University of Missouri wide receivers coach Andy Hill has seen some good things out of his position group this spring, but he wants to see more.
“I’ve seen improvement,” Hill said, “but we haven’t seen consistent improvement. We have a long ways to go. It’s been encouraging, though, I will say that. … We’re moving forward, we’re making strides.”
The Tigers have a large number of wide receivers competing for spots this spring, but the competition has been tempered a bit because of players missing time on the practice field due to injuries.
Missouri returns leading receivers J'Mon Moore (29 catches for 350 yards, three TDs) and Nate Brown (27 catches for 326 yards, four TDs), who are both going into their junior seasons, and then added a high-profile graduate transfer from Alabama in Chris Black.
Those three could be in the starting lineup when the Tigers open the season at West Virginia in a few months, but there are plenty of talented youngsters behind them looking to emerge.
Keyon Dilosa, Emanuel Hall, Raymond Wingo and Desean Blair all saw some playing time during their freshmen campaigns last fall and redshirt freshmen Justin Smith, Johnathon Johnson and Richaud Floyd are hungry to get on the field after sitting out in 2015.
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