2009 Missouri Tigers Football Preview: Does Depth Mean Success at Defensive End?

Posted by Ryan Faller on August-13-2009 Add Comments

More than any other position, including quarterback and receiver, defensive end has the potential to lay claim to the most eye-popping talent on the Missouri team in 2009.

As head coach Gary Pinkel has raved about his defense's increased athleticism, he has been noticeably biased about those who occupy the bookends along the defensive line—a unit that could end up being a tremendous luxury considering the offenses the Tigers will face within their own conference.

Many were quick to blame the Tigers' suspect secondary for last season's defensive struggles, myself included.

But the ugly pass defense numbers could just as easily be attributed to the lack of a consistent pass rush, especially off the edge. Missouri...

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