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Missouri QB Drew Lock Returning For Senior Season

Missouri QB Drew Lock throwing a pass.

COLUMBIA, MO - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Drew Lock #3 of the Missouri Tigers passes during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Drew Lock is headed back to Missouri.

Most of the top quarterbacks eligible for the 2018 NFL have already declared. Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, and Josh Allen, to name a few, have announced their plans for forego their final collegiate seasons to enter the NFL.

One of the names mentioned as a potential top quarterback in the 2018 draft is Missouri QB Drew Lock.

On Tuesday afternoon, Lock announced he's returning to Missouri. He released the following statement via Missouri's official site.

"I'm very excited to be coming back for my senior year, and I'm really optimistic about what we can do as a team next season. There were a lot of factors that went into this decision, but the main ones include: a feeling of responsibility and loyalty to my coaches and teammates at Mizzou – we have goals to achieve together; having the chance to play for a new coach in Coach Dooley, and his system that will continue to add to my development; and of course, getting my degree.

I feel like all of these factors combine to give me the best chance to succeed at the next level. Thank you to Coach Odom and everyone on the Mizzou staff for being patient and very helpful to my family and me during this process. I'm looking forward to exciting things to come!"

Lock threw for nearly 4,000 yards this season, while tossing 44 touchdowns to just 13 interceptions. During his three seasons with the Tigers, Lock racked up nearly 8,700 passing yards and compiled 75 total touchdowns.