Geez, JR makes it to the BCS game and he forgets about his yearly thread. Mizzou QB - 2x heisman winner Tyler Gabbert The battle will be at backup w/redshirt freshman Bill Hill and incoming freshman Leon Powell. HB - Robert Harrell and Nigel Hayes will battle it out here. It's likely they'll be 1a and 1b as we'll find playing time for them both. WR - All 4 starters return so it should look the same last last season. TE - Nick Brown is our only returning TE, he'll be pushed by incoming hybrid recruits Derek Matthews and Martin Whitaker for the starting spot. LE - Dustin Neal will be a 4 year starter most likely. That position is locked down. RE - Daniel Lowe will also be a 4 year starter. DT - Gotta get better here. This was our weakest position last season. Davis and Jefferson will compete with Elliott and incoming freshman Kevin Peters. LBs - Impact player Brad Harrison is graduating so that opens up a spot. Deonne Graham will get pushed in the middle by sophomores Schmidt and Archie. It's likely that these three and Tommie Sanders will occupy the starting spots. CBs - McBride will move up from #2 to #1 CB. The #2 spot will be battled for by Mark Hurst and Antoine Hudson. The other spots are wide open and there's a large crop of DBs coming in with this recruiting class. FS - No idea. #1 and 2 are graduating and we were unsuccessful in recruiting a starter. SS Justin Hawkins or backup James Wesley will likely move over unless one of the incoming freshmen are a big surprise. SS - Hawkins should stay, but if we need him at FS, Wesley will likely start here.