2014 SEC Top 100 Countdown: No. 68 Evan Boehm, Mizzou

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SDS talent evaluators Jon Cooper and Brad Crawford spent several months breaking down last year’s highlights, incoming talent and projected 2014 impact following spring practice to compile a list of the SEC’s Top 100 players heading into fall. Athletes were selected by position then ranked overall counting down to No. 1.

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68. Evan Boehm, Jr., C, Mizzou

The SEC’s ninth-best offensive lineman started every game at center for the SEC East champions as a sophomore and enters the fall with 26 consecutive starts overall. Boehm’s familiar with second-year quarterback Maty Mauk who takes over full-time under center for James Franklin. The pair formed a cohesive bond during a midseason four-game stretch last fall beginning with a win over Florida when the Tigers’ primary passer was out with a shoulder injury.

There are several veteran centers ranked in our Top 100, but Boehm’s among the best. The Tigers were East underdogs last season, but shocked everyone and reached the conference championship game with a dominant defense and uptempo attack on the other side of the ball.

What do they have in store for an encore after several losses to key personnel?

2013 statistics: Started all 14 games at the heart of Mizzou’s offensive line
2014 projection: It’s all-conference or bust for Boehm who provides stability with 26 consecutive starts. He’s the most reliable of the Tigers’ three juniors along the offensive line.

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  • I think for Boehm, it’s most helpful to remember the psychological foundation: coach’s son,… goals are old foundations of his mindset,…. humor shows his grasp of his role embraced,….thrown in the 2012 fire and abandoned by most of his upperclassmen wounded before the season even started,….moved to center- smart move by Henson,….. junior year is going to be the year he makes his 1st round draft pick bid,….. It’s so easy for the brainwashed to forget that he was the center of an O-line that was near the top of the SEC rushing stats 2013—- but here’s the eye-opener—– they were pretty high up in passing stats also. It’s a good choice Brad, but don’t be too surprised if he looks even better by Oct..

  • Got that right, assorbed the lean year as a freshman. Flourished as a soph.This will be a breakout season for him. I anticipate a slightly different offense this year given the growth of the line in seer size and with Boehm quickness if Mizzou generates anything resembling a potent offense (still worried about reciever) I think the balanced attack will shift more to the run (especially with Mauk being able to take off at a momemts notice). NFL scouts will be quick to grasp this. Particularly given the fact he is in the 10 ten entering his junior year in the conference dominated by lines he already n the radar o the NFL scouts.

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