WATCH: Kelly Bryant, tight ends combine for 2 incredible plays on Mizzou TD drive
When the Missouri Tigers landed Clemson grad transfer QB Kelly Bryant, fans were anticipating a huge year for TE Albert Okwuegbunam.
Things got off to a bit of a slow start against Wyoming, but this week already, Albert O and Bryant have connected for some huge plays, including 2 touchdowns.
Bryant’s ability to maneuver in the pocket helps extend plays, which allows Okwuegbunam and fellow TE Daniel Parker Jr. to get open. They connected on 2 huge plays on a drive in the second quarter.
First, Bryant escaped pressure and rolled out, finding Parker for a long first down:
Nice play by Kelly Bryant… Escapes the sack and hits his receiver for the first down! pic.twitter.com/3IZ5bSYXJT
— #FlashSZN (@ftbeard_17) September 7, 2019
Then, with a free rusher in his face, Bryant stepped up and delivered a dart to Albert O in the end zone for the score:
Kelly Bryant side steps the pass rusher & finds Albert Okwuegbunam for the TD. pic.twitter.com/c33OhvjsA8
— Joe (@JDec89) September 7, 2019
That escapability in the pocket is a huge part of Bryant’s game. Yes, he’s a talented runner too, but when he’s able to dance in the pocket and let his receivers get open, he’s at his best.
This connection between Bryant and Okwuegbunam (and Parker) should be fun to watch this year.