DE Trajan Jeffcoat
Missouri defensive end Trajan Jeffcoat is one of the best stories in not just Missouri, but college football that a lot of people don’t know about. Jeffcoat was a three-star recruit coming out of high school according to 247sports.com in 2018. The South Carolina product played limitedly as a freshman but was primed to make an impact in 2019 as a sophmore. However, Jeffcoat was unexpectedly dismissed from the team prior to the season for reasons unknown. Jeffcoat would eventually be reinstated shortly after head coach Eiliah Drinkwitz was hired before the 2020 season. Of course, Jeffcoat went on to have a phenomenal season a year after not being able to play football as he racked up 17 solo tackles, 6 TFL, and 6 sacks and earned first team All-SEC honors on a Mizzou defensive line that struggled with COVID and opt-outs in 2020.
Jeffcoat has great size and athleticism that allows him to consistently get in the backfield and make plays and when you consider the fact Jeffcoat rejoined the team just a couple weeks before the season it only makes his efforts look more impressive. With another year under Mizzou’s current coaching regime and more time to add strength and SEC experience, Jeffcoat should be able to make a strong case for NFL teams looking for pass-rush help next draft cycle.