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Collin Klein put up huge numbers at Kansas State, and could fit in as a running QB in the NFL.
Collin Klein, the reigning Big 12 champion quarterback from Kansas State, has had a low draft stock due a perceived inability to make NFL throws.
His throwing mechanics are unconventional and his release time is not as fast as most NFL scouts would like.
However, Klein didn't finish third in last year's Heisman Trophy race for nothing. He put up gaudy numbers at Kansas State last season, including 2,641 yards passing, 16 touchdowns and a completion rate of nearly 65 percent.
As more NFL teams are adopting offenses that incorporate QBs who can run the ball, Klein's running ability could prove make him a valuable late-round pick. In his last two seasons, he has racked up 2,061 yards rushing and 50 rushing touchdowns.
Klein also has many of the intangibles that make up a quality NFL player, including tremendous size at 6'5" and 226 pounds, as well as great character.
Klein is a virtual no-risk player. You know what you are getting when you draft him. In the right system, however, Klein could make a huge impact for an NFL squad.