All things considered, Mizzou QB Drew Lock had an impressive 2016 season.
He threw for 3,399 yards, which was good for second place among SEC quarterbacks. Only Arkansas QB Austin Allen had more yards, and he only threw for 3,430 while playing in one more game than Lock (a bowl game).
However, Lock isn’t settling for what he accomplished last year and thinks the 2017 season can be even better. In particular, Lock said he’s disappointed in his 2016 completion percentage.
He told STLToday.com that he was very disappointed that he only completed 54.6 percent of his 237 of his 434 attempts last year:
“Which was horse poop now that I think about it,” he said Thursday.
Considering Allen completed a much better 61.1 percent of his throws, Lock now has something to shoot for this fall. He said his stats would improve greatly if more of his passes landed in the hands of Mizzou receivers:
“We talked about balls going out of bounds or me leaving them short, we left 1,000-plus yards and double-digit touchdowns out there,” Lock said. “If I can be better my with completion percentages there’s really no telling how many yards I can throw this year.”
Based on Mizzou offensive coordinator Josh Heupel’s fast-paced offense, Lock should be the favorite to lead the SEC in passing yards this fall. However, if he gets his completion percentage up, he could lead the conference by a stunningly wide margin when all is said and done.