Oct 27, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats running back Angelo Pease (8) carries the ball during a 55-24 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State NFL Draft Players to Watch


Kansas State, the new no. 2 team in the BCS polls is attempting to keep its BCS title hopes alive with one final big test before the road gets a little easier tonight against Oklahoma State.

The 24th ranked Cowboys are trying to play the role of spoiler, just one year removed from having their BCS National Championship hopes spoiled. If they are going to ruin K-State’s season, they are going to have to do it with a steady diet of big plays from running back Joseph Randle, one of the best running backs in the country.

Kansas State’s Collin Klein is a Heisman candidate who is showing NFL scouts they are going to want him on their team. This is yet another big game for him to prove he is a playmaker and a legitimate Heisman front-runner.

We have a list of the top prospects for both teams here at NFL Mocks:

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Kansas State Wildcats

Here is a preview of what you’ll be getting from those comprehensive overviews:

4 Arthur Brown, Linebacker, Senior  6’1″ 233

Brown is one of the top playmakers in the country at the linebacker position, and after sitting out the 2010 season (transferred from Miami) he came out in 2011 and had a huge year for the Kansas State Wildcats. Now he leads an upstart K-State defense that ranks in the top 10, and looks to be one of the top potential linebackers in the class of 2013. He doesn’t have elite size, but he moves around really well for a smaller linebacker. He led the Wildcats in tackles with 101 in 2011 and also added 9.5 tackles for loss and two sacks, as well as an interception. He should be a top 96 pick come April, but teams will have to do some background checks on him as far as maturity is concern. He has good speed and range, and while he’s not overly big, he is pretty tough and a playmaker. He has the look of a starter at outside linebacker in the NFL.

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