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Ben Sinnott, Cooper Beebe selected during NFL Draft Day 2

See who called the names of these K-State stars
Macey Franko
Ben Sinnott charges downfield after a block from Cooper Beebe on Nov. 25, 2023 in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. In the 2024 NFL Draft, Sinnott was drafted by the Washington Commanders at No. 53, followed by the Dallas Cowboys selecting Beebe at No. 73.

Kansas State football stars Cooper Beebe and Ben Sinnott are taking their talents to the next level. 

Sinnott, a former walk-on, was selected to the Washington Commanders with the No. 53 overall pick, making him a second-round draft pick. He is the first K-State tight end drafted since Shad Meier in 2001.

Sinnott joins a fairly empty tight end room with veteran Zach Ertz, leaving him a great opportunity to make a rookie season splash while learning from a three-time Pro Bowler veteran.

Sinnott writes an all-time story — going from a walk-on to the second tight end taken in the 2024 draft. Legendary wide receiver Jordy Nelson also went from a walk-on to a second-round draft pick in 2008. 

Beebe, a consensus All-American guard, was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 73 overall pick, making him a third-round selection. He is the first K-State offensive lineman drafted since Dalton Risner in 2019. 

Beebe joins fellow consensus All-American Deuce Vaughn, who the Cowboys selected in the sixth round last year. Beebe will look to make his mark with the Cowboys after a collegiate career that will likely place him the Wildcats’ Ring of Honor.

The Wildcats need two more selections to own four draft picks for the second consecutive year. 

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