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Kansas State junior LB Elijah Lee will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline was on Lee's potential jump earlier in the week. Pauline pegs the 6-foot-3, 228-pounder as a possible fourth-round selection in this spring's draft. During the 2016 campaign, he racked up 110 tackles (6.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks, a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble. Pauline notes that while Lee's size may be lacking, he offers a bulldog mentality when in pursuit.
Jan 6 - 7:06 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Kansas State junior LB Elijah Lee is leaning towards entering the Draft.

Draft Analyst ranks Lee as the No. 9 outside linebacker in the class and one of the best weak side candidates available. Lee led the Wildcats with 110 tackles this past season. He also broke up five passes. "He’s a terrific pursuit/run and chase linebacker with average size," Pauline wrote.
Jan 5 - 1:25 PM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Jesse Ertz threw for 195 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 67 yards and two additional scores in Wednesday's 33-28 win over Texas A&M in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl.

Two of Ertz's three touchdowns came in the first half as the Wildcats worked their way to a 23-14 lead by the end of the second quarter. Touchdown No. 3 might have been the most important, though. That one came with nine minutes remaining in the contest and poured water on an Aggies comeback attempt. Texas A&M had drawn to within 26-21 prior to that one-yard scoring bust. After the Wildcats had officially come away with the victory, K-State players congratulated HC Bill Snyder via a Gatorade cooler filled with a small amount of confetti. Endearing. Kansas State finishes up their season holding a 9-4 record.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 02:44:00 PM

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin praised Kansas State senior edge rusher Jordan Willis' skills ahead of the two schools' bowl game.

"We’re not going to wait very long for them to call his name in Philadelphia this year," Sumlin said, referring to the 2017 NFL Draft. Willis recently accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl, which makes sense after an 11.5 sack season. He is more of a straight-line rusher than other EDGEs in this class.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Kansas State senior LB Jordan Willis accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Willis has done a marvelous job for the Wildcats this season, registering 48 tackles (16.5 for loss), 11.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. The 6-foot-5, 258-pounder's numbers have consistently improved over the course of his four years playing for HC Bill Snyder. In late October, draft analyst Tony Pauline wrote that Willis has done well to improve his draft stock this season. Pauline viewed the linebacker as a potential sixth-round selection entering the 2016 campaign. The insider expects him to test "off the charts" athletically this coming spring.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Texas A&M and Kansas State will play in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

Though the Wildcats average merely around 150 passing yards per game, they run the ball effectively with multiple backfield weapons -- quarterback Jesse Ertz leads the squad with 945 yards -- and their strong defense allows only 22 points per game. You beat KSU by stopping that running attack; the Wildcats were held to 120 yards or less on the ground in three of their four losses. A&M is better against the pass than run. The Aggies went 1-3 and were held under 30 points three times after QB Trevor Knight suffered a shoulder injury in the loss to Mississippi State. Knight is back to under center to take aim at a Wildcats defense that allows 7.6 per attempt (but is far stingier against the run with a 3.6 yards per carry average).
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 01:06:00 PM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore RB Justin Silmon rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in the school's 30-6 win over TCU.

This was easily Silmon's best game of the season. The Fighting Bill Snyders absolutely trounced the Horned Frogs in this one and finish the season with an 8-4 record.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 04:17:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline writes that Kansas State redshirt senior S Dante Barnett "has displayed himself as a forceful run defender."

"Pre-draft workouts are important," Pauline notes, "but [outwardly] Barnett has the skill set to line-up as a strong safety/special teams player." The 6-foot-1, 193-pounder missed the 2015 season due to a shoulder injury, making his triumphant return in 2016 that much more critical to his draft stock. He has played in all 11 of Kansas State's games to date, recording 58 tackles (3.5 for loss), a sack and an interception.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Jesse Ertz (undisclosed) is expected to play against TCU on Saturday.

Ertz sat out much of the second half of this past weekend's win over Kansas due to an undisclosed injury, but HC Bill Snyder essentially shrugged that off as a precautionary shift and indicated that he believes Ertz will be fine for Saturday's showdown. In 11 games this season, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound redshirt sophomore has accounted for 16 total touchdowns (seven passing, nine rushing).
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Kansas State sophomore WR Byron Pringle had five catches for 77 yards in Saturday's 34-19 loss to Kansas State.

We expected far bigger production from Pringle this year, but he's been handcuffed by Kansas State's inability to throw the ball. In this one, the Wildcats had 99 passing yards, with Pringle accounting for most of them. Pringle takes a 30-398-2 line into the regular season finale next week at TCU.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 03:45:00 PM

Kansas State RB Alex Barnes rushed for 129 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Baylor on Saturday.

Almost that entire stat line came late, with 120 and all four touchdowns coming in the second half. Kansas State actually trailed 14-7 at halftime before an offensive wake-up call at halftime. The Wildcats outscored Baylor 21-0 in the third quarter to seize control of the game.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 04:28:00 PM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Jesse Ertz completed 18-of-28 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 106 yards in Saturday's 31-26 win over Iowa State.

Not much doing here for Ertz through the air outside of an 11-yard touchdown pass to Deante Burton in the first minute of the second quarter. His rushing work, though, was absolutely on point. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder was credited with nine carries in the contest and averaged a robust 11.8 YPC on those totes of the rock. Over half of that yardage came on a 54-yard scamper. His 106 yards rushing represented a season-high for the redshirt sophomore. While he has done a nice job in helping guide Kansas State to a 5-3 record, Ertz has accounted for just 13 touchdowns this season and holds no true fantasy value.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Kansas State edge rusher Jordan Willis has "definitely improved his draft stock," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Willis, who posted seven tackles and a pair of sacks over the weekend during the victory over Texas, ranks third on the team with 36 tackles and is No. 1 with 11.5 TFL, eight sacks and two forced fumbles. " Prior to the season I stamped Willis as a sixth round prospect, in line with the grade scouts handed him, but he’s definitely improved his draft stock since," Pauline wrote. "I expect Willis to test off the charts during workouts and it will be interesting to see if he plays any outside linebacker if invited to the Senior Bowl."
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 07:29:00 PM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Jesse Ertz completed 20-of-27 passes for 171 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 24-21 win against Texas on Saturday.

As is usually the case, he was highly effective on the ground, turning 18 carries into 78 yards and two more scores. As for his effectiveness through the air, that's not progress, that's on Texas' awful secondary. Kansas State entered as S&P+'s No. 118 attack.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 03:30:00 PM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Jesse Ertz (shoulder) is expected to be able to play against Texas on Saturday.

A shoulder injury forced Ertz to miss the second half of Saturday's loss to Oklahoma. While little is known about the severity of his ailment, HC Bill Snyder indicated on Monday that the 6-foot-3, 205-pound redshirt sophomore should be able to suit up against Texas this weekend. Prior to going out injured against the Sooners, Ertz had completed 8-of-14 passes for 68 yards while rushing for 40 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Joe Hubener would likely start vs. the Longhorns should Ertz's injury be more severe than initially believed.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 12:25:00 PM


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