Kansas State – Wyatt Hubert, Defensive End, Junior
Of those mentioned so far, Wyatt Hubert has one of the more impressive resumes heading into the 2020 season and the 2021 NFL Draft. Being a junior, there’s no pressure on Hubert to enter the draft, but should he continue his success then the decision should be an easy one.
As it currently stands, Hubert will enter the 2020 season ranked 12th in the nation among active players for sacks per game, averaging 0.5, as well as being tied for 13th in the nation for career tackles for loss per game with 0.91. Needless to say, the production is there.
It isn’t like Hubert has missed time either to force his averages up. In both the 2018 and 2019 seasons he played in 12 games while leading Kansas State in tackles for loss (12.5) and sacks (7.0) on the year in 2019. Even as a freshman in 2018 he had 8.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. If those numbers continue to go up, which they should, he could possibly be at the top of the stat sheet for the country at the end of the upcoming season.
In addition to the stats Hubert has also added a few accolades to his name. He was named a First Team All-Big 12 by both the coaches and Associated Press as well as being a Honorable Mention for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year by the coaches.
As Hubert’s role continues to grow in the Kansas State defense, his stats should as well. Although scarcely known now, he could end up being a first round choice in the 2021 NFL Draft. If he stays unknown and falls, then a team could end up with a steal.