Missouri football star Drew Lock’s NFL Draft decision is currently up in the air.
While he has been advised to return to the Tigers in 2018 after the NFL Draft Advisory Board said he would not be drafted in the first- or second-round of the draft, he is still contemplating making the jump to the next level.
Lock is currently waiting to make his choice, however, because he wants to see who the team’s new offensive coordinator will be.
“They ended up telling me to come back to school,” Lock said according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I’m actually still considering [leaving early for the NFL] due to things I’ve heard otherwise.
“That’s why I’m waiting to make a decision to [see] what could I squeeze out of [the Tigers’ new coordinator]. What could I learn from him rather than jumping ahead and possibly missing the opportunity to learn from a great mind that may have been in the NFL and may have coached really good quarterbacks?”
Mizzou is expected to make a hire early in the new year.
The favorite to become the team’s new offensive coordinator is reportedly UCLA’s Jedd Fisch, who has experience coaching Josh Rosen, a projected top five pick in the 2018 draft class.
If Fisch is hired, perhaps Lock could decide to return for one more year and continue to develop.
Missouri takes on the Texas Longhorns Wednesday night in the Texas Bowl. Kickoff is set for 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.