The first University of Missouri football player to be selected in 2016 was former center Evan Boehm, who was picked in the fourth round by the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday.
Round 4, Pick 128
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Lee’s Summit West (Lee’s Summit, MO)
31 5/8-inch arm length
10 1/4-inch hands
24 reps on the bench press
No. 5 center prospect
No. 111 overall prospect
Missouri Career: A four-year starter, Boehm set a new school record by finishing his career with 52 consecutive starts, breaking the record of 50 accomplished by three different players. Boehm started 12 games at left guard as a freshman in 2012 before moving to center and starting every game there for his final three seasons.
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Expert Breakdown: “Boehm possesses the build and power to continue Missouri's impressive pipeline of linemen to the NFL, but he's not a prospect without flaws. Given his squatty powerful frame, Boehm is sure to intrigue clubs looking for a drive blocker, but he doesn't possess ideal length or experience in this style of offense. His experience snapping out of shotgun will be appreciated by some teams, but he lacks the athleticism most NFL clubs using this style prefer, making Boehm a bit of a square peg.” - NFLDraftScout’s Rob Rang wrote in his scouting report.
Boehm Says: “I’m blessed to be where I’m at and blessed to have the opportunity that I have. To hear my name called among those 300 kids, that’s big-time, and that’s awesome. It’s a great situation to be part of.” - Boehm told the Kansas City Star.