NCAA Football

College Football Offenses That Will Struggle After 2015 NFL Departures

With the NFL draft quickly approaching, it's natural for most of the focus to be on how the new class of rookies can fill holes for the teams playing on Sundays.

But an aspect of the draft that is often overlooked is the holes being left on Saturdays.

The Alabama Crimson Tide, for instance, lose arguably their two best offensive weapons in Amari Cooper and T.J. Yeldon, while teams like the Kansas State Wildcats and Florida State Seminoles are also left to replace their biggest tools on the offensive side of the ball.

So which college football offenses will struggle most to replace the guys who will suit up for the pros in 2015?

 

Note: All draft prospect projections and rankings are from CBS Sports unless otherwise noted.

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2015 Missouri Tigers Full Season Preview

The 2015 Missouri Tigers football season is something like uncharted waters for fans of this generation. Coming off of back-to-back SEC East division titles, there's no question that Mizzou has a target on its back that comes along with winning.

Head coach Gary Pinkel's squad has come up with 23 wins over the past two seasons to prove that his leadership is anything but a showpiece. Pinkel has shown incredible persistence as a coach, and the fruits of his labor are apparent in everything that you see going well with Mizzou right now.

But don't think that teams like the Georgia Bulldogs are going to be taking the Tigers lightly. Don't think that Florida's newest son Jim McElwain is coming in to test the waters out. If its 5-0 bowl record is any indication, the SEC East is on the rise and will look to come after the Tigers with confidence.

Missouri will look to avoid the kind of unpredictable loss they had last year, as long as they can take care of a relatively easy nonconference schedule.

Quarterback Maty Mauk returns as a junior to guide a team that could undoubtedly three-peat as SEC East division champions. But after a redshirt year, Tampa's Marvin Zanders will now be in the fold at quarterback and could see some game time this year. Let's not forget Drew Lock, a player Jim Harbaugh attempted to court to Michigan, to no avail.

Here, we take a look at where we believe the players will all end up when everything is said and done, as well as way too many other things about Missouri football that will gear you up for the 2015 season.

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