Published August 3, 2012 - 10:25am
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The most anticipated first practice for any one player in the conference happened yesterday at Missouri for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.
Yes, it’s the first practice, but people are already talking about it.
He might have been playing with the fourth stringers, but he sure did turn some heads with his athletic presence. I bet there were a few ‘that boy is a damn good ball player’ statements thrown around.
Check out MUTigers’ video highlights of the practice, that includes some DGB footage.
He was even ridiculed for a one-handed catch by his coach. “Two hands! Use two hands!”
This report is from the Columbia Tribune:
The 19-year-old really is a manchild, with a wingspan that’s absolutely Phelpsian. I’m convinced he can scratch his kneecaps without bending over. I’m interested to see how the staff utilizes him in the passing game, whether he stays outside or shifts inside to exploit some mismatches with slower defenders. I wouldn’t read too much into where he’s place on the depth chart for now. He’s lined up at the X, behind starter Marcus Lucas and behind backups Rolandis Woodland and Wesley Leftwich. Ultimately, the team’s best four receivers will see the bulk of the playing time.
DGB was the top overall player in the country according to a few different recruiting agencies, and he was a big haul for Mizzou. He will be the face of the program for a few years, too.
DGB is the No. 1 favorite to have the biggest impact of any freshman in the conference. But let’s wait to really judge him until the lights come on.