Scouting the Big 12: Kansas State

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The Wildcats roster is full of solid depth players for the next level, except for one defender at the top of the board: A player with difference making potential.

Junior safety Kendall Adams is a player who stands out on film and a defensive back who makes plays against the run and pass. Explosive, hard-hitting and tough, Adams shows a terrific closing burst and plays with a nice degree of suddenness.

On film Adams displays next-level size and starting potential if he continues to improve.

Reggie Walker is another next-level player who changes the course of games as a pass rusher. Coming out of a three-point stance, he explodes off the snap, flies off the edge and causes a lot of disruption.

Walker has linebacker size and is likely to end up as a 3-4 OLB. With Jordan Willis off to the NFL, Walker will now be the focus of opposing offenses.

Fullback Winston Dimel is a dominant blocker that gives the K-State offense the dimension of having another offensive lineman in the backfield. He plays with power and a nasty attitude and finishes blocks. Though not a true ball-handling threat, Dimel can be used as a short-yardage runner or pass catcher out of the backfield.

Junior corners D.J. Reed and Duke Shelley both show next-level ball skills but size, specifically a lack of height, is a concern. They project as dime backs and special teamers for the next level.

Kansas State

Grade

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

#

Yr

3.57

4th

Kendall Adams

S

21

4Jr

3.36

6th

Reggie Walker

OLB

51

3So

3.32

6-7

Winston Dimel

FB

38

4Jr

3.29

7th

Dayton Valentine

TE

88

4Jr

3.20

FA

Byron Pringle

WR

9

3Jr

3.14

FA

D.J. Reed

CB

2

3Jr

3.09

FA

Duke Shelley

CB

8

3Jr

3.03

FA

Tanner Wood

DE

34

5Sr

2.99

FA

Scott Frantz

T

74

3So

2.90

FA

Jesse Ertz

QB

16

5Sr

2.88

FA

Dalton Risner

G

71

4Jr

2.88

FA

Will Geary

DT

60

5Sr

2.76

FA

Reid Najvar

C

67

5Sr