Kansas State returned to competitiveness with Bill Snyder back in charge and the team just missed out on a bowl bid last year.   They return with one of the highest rated running backs in the senior class, and a prospect that promises to draw a lot of debate.

Daniel Thomas is highly rated by a number of scouting services yet in our opinion, he’s an upright interior, ball carrier with minimal upside.  Thomas shows toughness in his game, keeps his feet moving up the field and possesses a decent amount of strength in his running.  His game offers minimal quickness, he lacks the ability to turn the corner and his tall running style leads to a lot of heavy hits.  We project Thomas as a second or third running back on an NFL roster.

Clyde Aufner is a solid young prospect who blocks with good fundamentals.  Keeping his pads low, he gets leverage on opponents and is a solid position blocker.  Aufner displays the ability to gets out to the second level then hit a moving target.  He possesses above average strength and controls opponents once engaged in a block.

Raphael Guidry is a nice athlete on the defensive line and a one-gap tackle who plays with a good degree of quickness.

Kansas State Pro-Prospects

Round Full Name Pos Num Year
5th Daniel Thomas RB 8 4Sr
5th Raphael Guidry DT 94 3Jr
6th Clyde Aufner T 75 3Jr
FA Prizell Brown DT 46 4Sr
FA Stephen Harrison CB 8 5Sr
FA Kenneth Mayfield G 67 5Sr
FA Antonio Felder OLB 40 4Sr

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