Missouri vs. Georgia NFL Draft watch notes


Saturday night begins a new era of football at the University of Missouri. The Tigers will play their first SEC conference game, and the Georgia Bulldogs present a formidable opponent for the occasion.

No. 7 Georgia will head to Columbia to unleash a handful of NFL Draft prospects on Mizzou. While Baccari Rambo, Alec Ogletree, Sanders Commings and Chase Vaser will all be suspended for Saturday night's game, Jarvis Jones will attempt to hold down the fort for the Bulldog defense.

On offense, Aaron Murray will lead Georgia against a defense that includes a few interesting prospects, most notably linebacker Zavier Gooden and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

After the jump, check out the prospects to watch, matchup of the night and question of the night.

Georgia 2013 NFL Draft prospects to watch

Offense: No. 11 Aaron Murray, QB - 6'1'', 210 (Junior), No. 12 Tavarres King, WR - 6'1'', 190 (Senior)

Defense: No. 29 - Jarvis Jones, LB - 6'2'', 242 (Junior), No. 6 - Jonathan Jenkins, DT - 6'3'', 350, No. 83 - Cornelius Washington, LB - 6'4'', 270, No. 36 - Shawn Williams, S - 6'1'', 220 pounds, No. 1 - Branden Smith - 5'11'', 182

Missouri 2013 NFL Draft prospects to watch

Offense: No. 28 - T.J. Moe, WR - 5'11'', 200 pounds, No. 72 Elvis Fisher, LT - 6'5'', 300

Defense: No. 25 Zavier Gooden, LB - 6'2'', 230, No. 31 E.J. Gaines, CB - 5'10'', 195 (junior), No. 57 - Brad Madison, DE - 6'4'', 265, No. 34 Sheldon Richardson, DT - 6'3'', 295 (junior)

Matchup of the Night: Georgia Pass Rush against Missouri's offensive line

Mizzou is going to get its first taste of an SEC defense tonight, and Jarvis Jones will provide a real challenge. Elvis Fisher should be able to hold his own, but the entire Bulldog front seven will present an interesting challenge for the Tigers' o-line. With all of the screens and designed quarterback runs Missouri uses on offense, keeping the Bulldogs on their heels will be crucial.

Question of the Night: Does Georgia's defense have enough left on the field to shut down Missouri's offense?

The Bulldogs have a handful of key players suspended, but they still have a very talented defense. Missouri's offense is not potent by any means, but they present an interesting schematic matchup for Georgia and have some talented playmakers that could give the Bulldogs some trouble. Let's see how Missouri's first time crossing an SEC defense goes.

Will Aaron Murray dominate the Tigers' secondary?

Aaron Murray is an impressive quarterback prospect. While he is willing to stand in the pocket in the face of a pass rush, his mechanics and decision making are inconsistent when doing do. The Mizzou front seven can bring the heat, but the secondary is much less formidable. Can Murray take advantage?

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