Five Freshmen with the Greatest Chance to Make an Impact for Missouri Tigers in 2016

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3. Trey Baldwin, LB

Mizzou has quite a bit of talent at linebacker—they’ll return starters Michael Scherer and Donavin Newsom, and sophomores Brandon Lee and Terez Hall have already shown enough to be considered for extensive playing time this season—but it’s highly possible that a true freshman could work his way into the mix in 2016, just as Hall did last year.

That player is Houston recruit Trey Baldwin, who enrolled early at Mizzou and participated in spring practice. At 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, he’s already the biggest linebacker on the Tigers’ roster, and if he plays with as much strength as his frame logically should enable him to, he could emerge as the primary backup to Scherer, the team’s starting middle linebacker. In addition, he’ll likely be a force on multiple special teams for the Tigers.

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