Jake Waters Will Be The Big 12 Offensive Player Of The Year:
Jake Waters can flat out ball. As everybody knows he had a great JUCO career which was capped off by a junior college national championship in 2012.
After a strong off-season, he made it known that he was QB 1 and essentially sent Daniel Sams packing.
Waters threw for 18 touchdowns last year sharing snaps in a somewhat confusing offense… imagine the numbers when he is touching the ball every play.
Mueller Comes Out As NCAA Sack King:
Mueller is the epitome of a hard-nosed work-horse lineman. He is always going. Go watch the game against Tech last year; he doesn’t stop until the whistle, ever.
After racking up 11.5 sacks last year, look for Mueller to have an even bigger impact this fall. Also, listen for his name in draft conversation, coaches and general managers love this kid.
Dalvin Warmack Will Emerge As Starting RB:
I’ve seen Warmack play, and he is electric. Averaged 9 yards a carry his junior and senior year at Blue Springs High School.
I know you’ve heard it all before, but I really see some Darren Sproles-esque ability with Warmack.
With an inexperienced group of backs, I think Warmack is starting by week 5. Even Bill Snyder has to respect that kind of raw ability.
Weak Secondary Responsible For 2-3 Losses:
The loss of Ty Zimmerman is huge for the Wildcats. Randall Evans started 11 games last season, but other than him, the secondary looks pretty weak.
If the defensive line isn’t getting to the quarterback it could be a very long game, especially against teams like Baylor and Oklahoma (both of whom handled them last year).
Nov 23, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Jake Waters (15) runs the ball while peing pressured by Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Eric Striker (19) and defensive end Charles Tapper (91) during the second half at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Sooners won 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports