Missouri head coach Barry Odom talked with Ryan Edwards, Andrew Mason, and Steve Atwater on Orange & Blue 760 on Monday heaping high praise on his former quarterback, Drew Lock, who was selected by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Odom noted that when Missouri fell to 4-4 last season after a gut wrenching loss on the last play of the game for that fourth loss, Lock rallied the team to win out to finish 8-4. It was just the 17th time in school history where they won eight games in a season.
After noting Lock had three different coordinators in four years, Odom went on to say that Lock has shown the ability to grow from relying only on arm talent to improving his game in all areas each year in college. He would expect Lock to do the same as a back up to Joe Flacco. Odom believes Lock’s versatility of having played under multiple schemes in his four years in college will allow him to adapt quickly to the NFL.
Wrapping things up, Odom talked about Lock being an outstanding leader of his football team. The perception that he wasn’t a vocal leader in college would appear to be a bit overblown.