The 2013 NFL Combine has selected five K-State players to be among the 333 athletes from around the country to participate in the evaluation event this year. The Combine, scheduled for Indianapolis from Feb. 20-26, will feature various drills to test the speed, strength, agility, reaction times, and intelligence for players seeking to prove their worth to their future employers. The players from K-State are (click for each player’s current draft preview – sorry Anthony, we’ll have one for you shortly. Update: Cantele’s preview now available on Jug of Snyder):
Aside from Brown and Harper, the other three players each have something to prove in two weeks. Cantele didn’t receive a lot of opportunities this year, although he was relatively consistent when given the chance. Scouts will obviously be interested in his accuracy, but even more so his distance – Cantele didn’t get many opportunities outside of 40 yards (four), and did not attempt a single field goal from beyond 50. Demonstrating an ability to hit from these distances will go a long way towards securing a spot for a kicker that hit 83 percent of his attempts his senior year.
Braden Wilson was vitally important as a fullback for the Wildcats, and helped paved the way for Klein and John Hubert. However, his lack of statistical output means teams will want to see what he’s capable of. Everyone is aware of the criticisms of Klein as he attempts to play the position at the next level. Expect to see a lot of throws from Klein with an emphasis on the time it takes from snap of the ball to release.
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