Kansas State had two players who were invited and accepted to the Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on February 3. Offensive linemen Cooper Beebe and Ben Sinnott both completed their college eligibility to qualify to play in the game.
Beebe is a fifth-year senior who started four years for the Wildcats on the offensive line primarily at left tackle, but would play both tackle positions at times. After originally being recruited to play on the defensive line, when Beebe arrived on campus his coaches quickly moved him to the offensive line where he would become a dominant player in his position.
The left tackle was a versatile player for head coach Chris Klieman, even playing on the defensive line a couple of times throughout his last season. Beebe was an integral part of what made K-State's running game so electric. He created good running lanes for running backs but also could get in open space and make crucial blocks.
Beebe will be a player NFL teams are circling to get with his size and ability to hit a target. If he can put together a solid performance in this game, he could cement himself as a day-two draft guy heading into the Combine.
The other guy the Wildcats have in the Reese's Senior Bowl is tight end Ben Sinnott. On the depth chart and the draft boards, Sinnott is listed as a fullback/H-back, but with his ability to run routes and catch the ball, he is a quality tight end. Sinnott started as a walk-on at Kansas State. His only offer coming out of high school was from South Dakota, an FCS school.
From the time he walked on campus, Sinnott gained 50 pounds and made the most of every opportunity he had. Becoming Will Howard's favorite target, Sinnott reeled in 1,138 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns during his time as a Wildcats. He did rush the ball three times his first season for 12 yards and a touchdown.
Sinnott is coming into the draft as one of the top pass-catching tight ends. If he can show out at the Reese's Senior Bowl, he could improve his draft grade even more before the Combine in March.