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After studying game tape of Kansas State senior WR Tyler Lockett, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah compared Lockett's playing style to former Sooner WR Jalen Saunders.

"Finished studying K-State WR/KR Tyler Lockett. Reminded me of Jalen Saunders but Lockett is more of a body catcher," Jeremiah tweeted. The 5-foot-11, 175 pound wideout has smaller hands which can often cause him to double catch balls and use his body. However, Lockett is a precise route runner, with the ability to cut on a dime, and take the top off a defense. He finished the 2013 campaign with 81 catches for 1,262 yards and 11 TDs.
Jul 15 - 7:21 AM

Kansas State senior LB Jonathan Truman can bench press 430, squat 535 and clean 400.

That's some serious strength coming from a 5-foot-11, 215-pound package, and explains why Truman made Bruce Feldman's "All-Freak" team. The former state champion high school wrestler started all 13 games last year, finishing second on the team with 89 tackles, including 4.5 for loss. A former walk-on, Truman doesn't have an obvious position fit in the NFL -- he's too small to be a pro LB, but probably isn't fast enough to convert to safety.
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 13 - 6:44 PM

Kansas State senior C B.J. Finney "doesn't have too many excitable traits for the NFL level," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The former walk-on is about to embark upon his fourth season as starting center; he's been named the Big 12's best center in each of the last two campaigns. So why doesn't Brugler believe Finney could hack it in the pros? "He has a stout body type and is not an easy guy to move from his spot, exhibiting excellent toughness in the trenches," Brugler wrote. "Finney has quick snap and set up, but also gets too high and straight-legged in his stance, relying too much on his upper body to get the job done. He is mobile enough to get to the second level and uses body angles very well, but needs to refine his hand placement, often landing his grip outside his target and getting tossed aside."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 6 - 1:18 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler passes along that NFL scouts want to see more on-field nastiness from Kansas State junior OG Cody Whitehair this year.

Whitehair was named a Second Team All-Big 12 selection last season. "He looks the part with good quickness off the snap and shuffles well, anchoring when he keeps his knees bent," Brugler wrote. "Whitehair's best trait is his ability to pick up extra pressures and keep his head on a swivel with vision and instincts." The 6-foot-3, 309-pounder has started 25 games for the Wildcats. "He is too much of a catch blocker and NFL scouts want to see more of a nasty attitude to bully and bury his targets," Brugler wrote. "Whitehair is at his best when he extends to make first contact with rushers, but doesn't do that consistently, allowing his pads to rise and rushers to attack his body."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 6 - 1:05 AM

Kansas State junior QB Jake Waters compares to ex-Gamecocks QB Connor Shaw, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Similar to Connor Shaw a year ago, Waters' skill-set doesn't scream NFL quarterback, but with a productive and winning senior season, he will earn a shot to make a pro roster," Brugler wrote. Like Shaw, Waters lacks ideal height and size for the next level. The Kansas State prospect is a versatile athlete and a tough competitor who can come up big in clutch moments. Waters enters the 2014 season with the top career passing efficiency rating (156.8)in school history and ranks fifth in passing yards per game (189.9).
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 4 - 10:48 AM

Kansas State DE Ryan Mueller "has some similar characteristics as Tedy Bruschi," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has a very strong understanding of leverage and angles and appears comfortable on his feet, leading some teams to believe his NFL future is at linebacker. Mueller is lacking in a few areas, but he has some similar characteristics as Tedy Bruschi, who lined up on the defensive line in college before successfully making the transition to a stand up linebacker spot in the NFL," Brugler wrote. The Kansas State prospect led the Wildcats in tackles for loss (18.5) and sacks (11.5) in 2013 and should be one of the top returning defenders in the Big 12.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 3 - 1:16 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Kansas State senior WR Tyler Lockett is "arguably the top wideout in the conference."

"Arguably the top wideout in the conference, Lockett doesn't look like much, but he runs like the wind with sudden footwork in his breaks to create separation before, during and after the catch," Brugler wrote. The Kansas State prospect is dangerous in space, and has the ability to stretch the field vertically, while taking the top off a defense. Although Lockett doesn't possess ideal NFL size, he makes up for it with speed and precise route running. Lockett had 81 receptions for 1,262 yards and 11 TDs for the Wildcats in 2013.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 3 - 11:45 AM

NFL.com's Bryan Fischer believes Kansas State senior WR Tyler Lockett is one of the top returning seniors in the Big 12.

"Easily one of the best receivers in the conference, if not the country, Lockett was one of the few bright spots on Kansas State's team as they took a step back from 2012's championship run. He's a great return man and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball," wrote Fischer. Lockett had a solid outing for the Wildcats in 2013 with 81 catches for 1,262 yards and 11 TDs.
Source: NFL.com
May 24 - 2:25 AM

Lions signed Kansas State OT Cornelius Lucas.

Lucas (6-foot-7 3/4, 316) was a two-year starter at left tackle for the Wildcats, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors as a senior from the conference's coaches. Lucas' potential stems almost purely from his size, as he is a mammoth human with 36 3/4-inch arms, and capable of engulfing would-be pass rushers. Lucas must polish his pass-protection technique, but has starting-caliber tools and moves relatively well for his build.
May 13 - 10:45 PM

Saints selected Kansas State OT Tavon Rooks with the No. 202 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

A fringe prospect, Rooks earned All Big Honorable Mention honors as a senior. Under-sized at 6-foot-4, 299 pounds, Rooks will have to continue bulking up to have a real shot at cracking the Saints' 53-man roster. He's likely ticketed for the practice squad.
May 10 - 5:02 PM

Kansas State S Ty Zimmerman is visiting the Bengals on Thursday, according to Aaron Wilson.

Zimmerman is a four year starter who is likely being re-checked with medicals after injuring his labrum this year. NFL Network's Charles Davis called Zimmerman one of the draft's biggest sleepers at safety, saying he's "always in the right spot."
Apr 24 - 11:03 AM

Draft insider Tony Pauline reports that Kansas State OT Cornelius Lucas (foot) and S Ty Zimmerman (labrum) will work out for scouts on April 28th.

Zimmerman was recently named by NFL.com's Charles Davis as one of the draft's biggest sleepers at safety. The first-team All-Big 12 DB last season is the "quintessential coach's kid -- he's always in the right spot," according to the analyst, who likes his tackling and ballhawking ability. Lucas, meanwhile, is a massive 6-foot-8, 316-pound prospect. Both are projected as 7th-rounders or undrafted free agents.
Mar 12 - 5:58 PM

Kansas State junior WR Tyler Lockett set a Wildcat record with 10 catches for 116 yards and tied the KSU bowl record with three touchdowns in Saturday's 31-14 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl victory over Michigan.

Kansas State (8-5) ended a five-game bowl losing streak with the easy victory over the Wolverines. "Nobody on the team won a bowl game," Lockett said. "It has been 11 years, (like) 4,018 games. We wanted to send the seniors out with a great win in a Kansas State uniform." All three of Lockett's touchdown receptions came in the first half, giving KSU a 21-6 lead at halftime. He finished the 2013 campaign with 81 catches for 1,262 yards and 11 TDs.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 03:34:00 PM

The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas State WRs Tramaine Thompson and Tyler Lockett will return for this weekend's game against West Virginia.

Thompson and Lockett are not only the Wildcats' best receivers, but they are also KSU's best kick returners. The duo both missed KSU's past two contests, competitive losses against Oklahoma State and Baylor. Thompson and Lockett's return is good news for star sophomore running back Daniel Sams, who won't have to contend with as many stacked fronts.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 09:46:00 PM

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder announced junior Jake Waters as his starting quarterback.

Waters led Iowa Western Community College (in the program's fourth year of existence) to a national junior college championship in 2012, throwing for 3,501 yards with a 39/3 TD/INT ratio. Waters is 49-2 as a starter since high school. Snyder added that sophomore Daniel Sams will also play in the Wildcats' season opener against North Dakota State on Friday.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 12:59:00 PM


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