Scouting the Big 12: Kansas State
Offensive tackle Jeromey Clary is a nice sized blocker and solid blindside protector.
Patient in pass protection, he plays with leverage and makes outstanding
use of blocking angles. Getting
movement from run blocks, Clary easily controls opponents at the point of
attack. Best in pass protection,
Clary is an average run blocker and not a true finisher. A finesse blocker, he must pick up the physical nature of his
game but has potential as a first day pick.
Victor Mann is an aggressive lead blocker who clears lanes for
ball carriers. Displaying excellent
blocking vision, he is a throwback at the fullback position and offers minimal
impact as an offensive player. Receiver
Yamon Figurs is an explosive pass catcher who picks up a lot of yardage
after the reception and is a deep threat. Lacking
classic size, Figurs is a fourth receiver at the next level who must learn to
Kansas State usually offers undersized yet speedy pass rushers who create havoc on opposing quarterbacks and Scott Edmonds is the next in line. Quick off the snap, Edmonds is fast and plays with terrific leverage. Making plays up and down the line of scrimmage, he quickly changes direction and displays an array of moves getting off blocks. Not strong at the point, Edmonds is easily blocked by a single opponent and looks like a backup right defensive end. Senior Derek Marso is another explosive player up front who could fit in as a three-technique lineman or be used in a system that rotates the front four. The top prospect on defense is junior linebacker Brandon Archer. A fast athlete with ability in space, Archer pursues to the play with speed and is explosive in all his actions. Cutting off the corners from opposing ball carriers, he also does a solid job reading and diagnosing the action. Archer should be a top prospect for 2007 though he has size limitations.
Kansas State Prospect List