Derek Dooley has an excellent point when it comes to backup quarterback Micah Wilson — he’s not going to see the field over a healthy Drew Lock. In that case, trying Wilson out at another position is likely the only chance he sees the gridiron for any meaningful snaps in 2018.

The 2016 signee from Tulsa came to Columbia to play quarterback, and while he still has a chance to do that moving forward, Missouri is getting creative this spring in an effort to get him on the field. After throwing for 89 yards and a single score last season, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Wilson is getting some looks at receiver in Dooley’s offense.

Here’s what Mizzou’s new offensive coordinator had to say about the spring experiment in Columbia:

Even with the loss of J’Mon Moore, Missouri returns a solid receiving corp but you can never have too many playmakers on any roster. Giving Wilson some additional touches at another position could pay off for the Tigers come the fall. If nothing else, he will likely come to learn the ins-and-outs of another position better, which should only help his progression and knowledge of Dooley’s offensive system that much better heading into 2018.