Columbia — Three former Missouri Tigers will get a chance to show their stuff at this year's NFL combine.
By TEREZ A. PAYLOR
The Kansas City Star
Linebacker Zaviar Gooden, wide receiver T.J. Moe and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson have all been invited to the week-long event, which takes place February 20-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Gooden (6-2, 230) finished with 61 tackles and an interception this season, despite missing two games with a hamstring injury. He was also Mizzou's lone participant in the 2013 Senior Bowl on Jan. 26, where he earned the start and finished with two tackles and a 30-yard interception return.
Gooden also served as a Missouri team captain this season with Moe (6-0, 200), who had 40 receptions for 399 yards and a touchdown on a team that was plagued by inconsistent quarterback play all year. Moe's best season statistically came as a sophomore, when he caught 92 passes for 1,045 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught 54 passes for 649 yards and four touchdowns as a junior.
Richardson (6-4, 295) emerged as a dominant force on Missouri's defensive line as a junior, finishing 75 tackles, including a team-high 10 1/2 for loss and four sacks. Richardson, who missed one game due to suspension, is currently listed as the tenth-best prospect by ESPN.com. He declared for the draft in December.
The NFL Draft takes place April 25-27 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.