Kansas State Wildcat Defensive end Jordan Willis is one of the brightest stars available for the NFL Draft. He proved his value at the weekend NFL Combine.
Bill Snyder has a big job finding a suitable replacement the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Jordan Willis will be playing on Sundays but where will he play? Despite the obvious competition, I think he should be a first-round NFL Draft selection.
Willis impressed the scouts and many others at the weekend NFL Combine. His 40-yard dash time of 4.53 was among the fastest for Sunday’s group of Defensive Linemen and Linebackers.
It was even faster than Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett’s 4.64. Garrett may be the top overall pick in the draft.
Willis did the bench press 24 times. His vertical jump was 39 compared to 41 for Garrett. Willis Broad jump was 125 and his 3-cone drill time came in at 6.65. His 20-yard shuttle time was 4.28, among the best of the group.
Take these numbers and add to it what Willis did at the Senior Bowl and he certainly should be a
You remember during the Senior Bowl workouts, Willis made a huge impression on scouts.
He was also named the South-squad’s Most Outstanding Player. He had two sacks and two forced fumbles to lead his team to victory.
I will be disappointed if Willis is not taken very early on draft day. He will bring so much to the team lucky enough to get him.
Whoever is representing Will needs to start telling the story and make sure it happens.
I’ve never been thrilled with how Kansas State transitions players to the NFL. When you consider all that Bill Snyder has done in Manhattan, the Wildcats should have had many more playing on Sundays.