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Sports on Earth's Matt Brown calls Kansas State senior OT Cody Whitehair "a technically sound and instinctive tackle who rarely finds himself out of position."

Would you expect anything different from a Bill Snyder-coached offensive lineman? The 6-foot-4, 309-pound Whitehair is a four-year starter. He held down left guard as a sophomore and left tackle as a junior, earning inclusion on the second-team All-Big 12 team in each of those seasons. He's going to play left tackle again, but he'll almost assuredly kick inside in the pros.
Jul 17 - 6:13 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Kansas State junior FB Glenn Gronkowski as the country's best underclassmen fullback prospect.

Meet the youngest of the Gronkowski brothers. Glenn is also NFL bound, though he doesn't have nearly the upside of older brother Rob. "He hasn't caught many passes, but he does offer good length and reliable hands, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him get a few more throws during the next two seasons," Kiper wrote.
Jul 8 - 8:11 PM

Kansas State senior CB Danzel McDaniel "is the type of player who could probably develop into a safety if needed," according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

It's worth noting that NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter recently agreed, projecting McDaniel as a press corner or safety. Brown pegs McDaniel as the No. 7 corner in the country. McDaniel boasts an "aggressive, physical style" which serves "him well in the running game" and also "[possesses] some quickness," Brown wrote. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound McDaniel, a former JUCO, posted 59 tackles, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and an interception last year.
Jul 1 - 5:35 PM

Kansas State senior S Dante Barnett "has proved to be capable of making an impact in pass coverage while also being aggressive against the run," according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"He teams with corner Danzel McDaniel to form one of the nation's top secondary duos," Brown wrote. The draft analyst ranks Barnett as the No. 6 in the land. Barnett, 6-foot-1 and 186 pounds, had 77 tackles, three picks, four TFL and eight pass breakups as KSU's strong safety last year.
Jul 1 - 4:05 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Kansas State senior OT Cody Whitehair as his No. 3 guard to watch in College Football.

"Another offensive tackle who will move inside as a pro. With his burly chest and stocky frame, Whitehair could find happiness as an NFL center, but scouts are excited about seeing him as a guard first," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-3, 309-pound Whitehair started at left guard as a sophomore, and moved to left tackle as a junior in 2014, earning All-Conference honors.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 29 - 4:03 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter projects Kansas State senior CB Danzel McDaniel as a press corner or safety.

"Throw to McDaniel's side of the field at your receivers' collective peril," Reuter wrote. "Though scouts might not see him as the most fluid cornerback in the class, his solid 6-1, 205-pound frame will lead an NFL team to ask him to take his game up another notch as a press corner or safety." As a junior, McDaniel earned second-team all-conference honors by posting five TFL and one interception.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 19 - 7:29 PM

Kansas State HC Bill Snyder compared true freshman QB Alex Delton to a young Ell Roberson this spring.

In the Little Apple, not many compliments grade as loftier. "Delton backed that up with an impressive all-around debut in the Wildcats' spring game," wrote ESPN's Jake Trotter. "I don't know if it will happen for him this season. But Delton could be next in K-State's long line of standout QBs." Delton hasn't yet earned the starting job, but he'll have a chance to compete for it this summer in a four-man competition.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 14 - 9:12 PM

NFL Media ranks Kansas State HC Bill Snyder as the No. 10 head coach in the country.

"Collecting nine seasons with double-digit wins, as Snyder has, is an impressive feat at any program, but it's doubly impressive at a place like Kansas State," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "Few can claim they have built a program from nothing into an annual league title contender, but the 'Wizard of the Little Apple' certainly can. Not only has he developed a great football team on the field, but his coaching tree speaks to his impact at KSU and beyond." Across a Hall of Fame career, Snyder has gone 187-94-1. Snyder, a mentee of Hayden Fry at Iowa, has in turn mentored Bob Stoops (Oklahoma), Bret Bielema (Arkansas), Jim Leavitt (formerly USF) and Mark Mangino (formerly Kansas), amongst others.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 4 - 2:40 PM

Kansas State senior S Dante Barnett "is a physical tone-setter on the KSU defense with his aggressive and rangy skill-set," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Barnett, who was a high school teammate of departed wide receiver Tyler Lockett, is a physical tone-setter on the KSU defense with his aggressive and rangy skill-set. He is also one of the team leaders and was recently voted one of the team captains for 2015 for the second straight year," Brugler wrote. The Kansas State prospect has started a defensive-best 28 career games at safety for the Wildcats, and has started every game over the last two seasons. Kansas State's top returning tackler has 176 career stops on his resume.
Source: CBS Sports
May 21 - 3:38 PM

Kansas State senior CB Danzel McDaniel "could see a big jump up draft boards if his cover awareness improves as a senior," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"McDaniel is a strong competitor and uses the sideline well, but can get grabby in coverage and needs to improve his cover discipline. Playing mostly "tilt" technique last season, McDaniel could see a big jump up draft boards if his cover awareness improves as a senior," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound McDaniel has the ideal frame and aggressiveness needed for CB position at the next level. The former JUCO transfer from Manhattan posted 59 tackles, four passes defended and one interception in his first year as a starter.
Source: CBS Sports
May 21 - 3:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Kansas State senior OT Cody Whitehair's "toughness is off the charts" and has "veteran awareness and instincts."

"He could add a pinch of nastiness to his playing recipe, but the toughness is off the charts with veteran awareness and instincts. Whitehair isn't a household name, but is one of my favorite senior prospects for the 2016 class," Brugler wrote. As a sophomore, Whitehair played guard for the Wildcats, but moved to tackle last season. The 6-foot-4, 309-pound Whitehair earned all All-Conference honors and was Second Team Academic All-Big 12.
Source: CBS Sports
May 21 - 2:37 PM

Steelers signed Kansas State C B.J. Finney.

Finney (6'4/318) earned first-team All-Big 12 in each of his final three seasons and was the Big 12 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2014, sharing the honor with Baylor LT Spencer Drango. Short armed (32") and not a great athlete, Finney is a former wrestler who wins with power and tenacity. He allowed just 2.5 sacks across 52 college starts. Finney has starting-caliber upside, even if his shortcomings prevent him from ever becoming an "elite" NFL center.
May 4 - 6:01 PM

Chargers signed Kansas State OLB Ryan Mueller.

Mueller (6'2/245) walked on at K-State and went on to become a 26-game starter, tallying 33.5 career TFLs, 20.5 sacks, and five forced fumbles. He was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the conference's coaches as both a junior and senior. Already undersized, Mueller's sub-optimal athleticism was exposed at the Wildcats' Pro Day, running 4.84 with an 8-foot-9 broad jump. Mueller excelled as a college player with extreme hustle, but his limitations are a lock to show up in the pros. He would do well to become a useful sub-package pass rusher.
May 4 - 1:01 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler ranks Kansas State C B.J. Finney as the No. 2 prospect not drafted.

LSU OT La'el Collins obviously topped the list. "Finney has quick feet and gets every ounce of power out of his body, rarely making mistakes, but he also doesn't have a lot of physical traits to get excited about," Brugler wrote. "Nonetheless, he has surpassed expectations at every level he's played and that likely won't stop once he gets to the NFL." ESPN's Todd McShay ranked Finney as the No. 3 UDFA: "He's not a mauler, but he's an effective positional blocker who rarely takes false steps and sustains long enough to create seams for his running backs. He also does a nice job of masking his athletic limitations in pass protection by getting his hands inside and locking on." Finney signed with the Steelers.
Source: CBS Sports
May 3 - 11:53 PM

Jaguars signed Kansas State QB Jake Waters.

Waters (6'1/216) succeeded Collin Klein as the Wildcats' quarterback, starting for two seasons and posting a 64.1 completion rate with a 40:16 TD-to-INT ratio and 15 rushing scores. A smallish scrambler with sub-baseline NFL quarterbacking tools, Waters has been likened to Connor Shaw by CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. Ultimately, he's likely no more than a camp arm.
May 3 - 7:11 PM


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