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Projections for K-State prospects at the NFL Draft

Potential landing spots for Wildcats during the NFL Draft Thursday-Saturday
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Former players Ben Sinnott, Cooper Beebe, KT Leveston and Khalid Duke look to be taken in the 2024 NFL Draft. It would mark back-to-back season with four Wildcats selected.

Ben Sinnott, TE

Player Overview: Sinnott, a versatile tight end and fullback, emerged as the darling among scouts during the NFL Draft process. He lit up the combine, standing out as one of the most athletic tight ends in the draft class, skyrocketing his name up the draft boards of NFL general managers. Sinnott is the favorite for the No. 2 TE selection, behind consensus TE1 Brock Bowers from Georgia.

Projected Round: Late Second, Third Round

Projected Teams: Colts, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Packers 

 

Cooper Beebe, OG

Player Overview: Despite having less buzz around his name, Beebe will likely be the first Kansas State player off the board. He was a versatile offensive lineman for K-State, but is viewed exclusively as an interior lineman in the NFL. While Beebe is considered a consensus top 5 guard in his draft class, the demand for guards is lower than tackles, so several tackles are likely to get drafted before him.

Projected Round: Second Round

Projected Teams: Miami, Giants, Packers, Titans

 

KT Leveston, OT

Player Overview: Similar to Beebe, Leveston spent time as a tackle for K-State but could profile more as a guard at the next level. ESPN ranks him as the No. 12 guard available and the No. 194 overall player. An NFL GM could view Leveston highly enough to sneak into the third round, but Leveston is expected as a Day 3 draft.

Projected Round: Rounds 4-7

Projected Teams: Commanders, Raiders, Giants, Titans

 

Khalid Duke, DE

Player Overview: Duke has the opportunity to make this back-to-back seasons of four Wildcats being selected to the NFL. Scouts could view Duke as a pure defensive end or an outside linebacker. He was the fourth and final Wildcat invited to the NFL Combine, but center Hayden Gillum, receiver Phillip Brooks, linebacker Daniel Green and offensive lineman Christian Duffie could be drafted as well. 

Projected Round: Rounds 4-7

Projected Teams: Saints, Texans, Falcons, Panthers

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