Missouri football mock draft: Where will the Tigers be picked in 2024?

FanSided college football writer Ericka Brockish predicted where the 11 Missouri players who declared for the 2024 NFL Draft could be selected in April.

Sep 30, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive back Ennis Rakestraw Jr. (2) takes down a Vanderbilt player on defense.
Sep 30, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive back Ennis Rakestraw Jr. (2) takes down a Vanderbilt player on defense. / Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
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Mizzou mock draft. . First Round. . Ennis Rakestraw Jr.. player. Ennis Rakestraw Jr.. 48. Cornerback. 26

Ennis Rakestraw Jr. has always been high on draft boards and is a top-10 cornerback on Mel Kiper Jr.'s most recent draft board. Rakestraw has speed and the ability to mirror routes that give him a great upside on any defense. He gives a little too much cushion in man defense, but his speed gives him the ability to recover.

Todd Bowles is a defensive coach through and through. He builds his defenses using competitive and tough guys who put in the work every day. Bowles likes to have speed on the outside when covering in both zone and man coverage.

Rakestraw fits exactly what Bowles typically likes in his defense. He is scrappy, fast, and plays tough, and could have a bright future on the Tampa Bay defense.