A lot was expected of Dorial Green-Beckham, the nation's No.1-rated wide receiver recruit in 2012, at Missouri last season. He didn't exactly deliver big numbers (28 receptions, 395 yards), but then again, Tigers quarterbacks didn't exactly deliver him the ball, either.
This season, with quarterback James Franklin healthy again, Green-Beckham hopes to turn remaining promise into more production.
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As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, however, offensive coordinator Josh Henson is looking for more from Green-Beckham as well, not just the quarterbacks. Henson had this to say:
"Here's what I told the guys. 'If you want touches, then come out here and make plays and prove it. You know? The guys who prove they can make plays, and you need more than one guy. Every great offense I've been on had more than one guy. There was a tailback. There was a quarterback. There was a tight end. There were two or three receivers who made big plays that helped you win games. Do I think Dorial's improving? I do. Do I think he's a special player? I do. I think he's got work to get there."
Green-Beckham did score five touchdowns last season and posted some of his strongest performances toward the end of the season. The sophomore is explosively fast, and has tremendous size at 6-6, 225 pounds. Green is still two or three years away from draft eligibility.
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