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Kansas State Wildcats Sending 11 to Big 12 Pro Days Looking to Boost Draft Stock

Kansas State is sending 11 players from the 2023 football team to the Big 12 Pro Days in Frisco Texas. This is the first-ever Big 12 Pro Days event for the conference. The partnership between the Big 12 and the NFL will replace every school having its pro-day event. The event will take place from March 28th to March 30th.

Chris Klieman and the staff have done a great job at developing NFL talent dating back to his days at North Dakota State and this is a great opportunity for more players to show off their talents in front of NFL scouts.

Wide Receivers

K-State is sending three wide receivers to the Pro Day event, Phillip Brooks, Seth Porter, and Erik Pizarro.

Phillip Brooks is the most known of the three receivers. In his career, he had 182 catches, 2,127 yards, and 14 touchdowns. He also added one rushing touchdown and returned kicks and punts. He is currently projected to go undrafted.

Seth Porter primarily played most of his K-State career on special teams. He finished his Wildcats career with only five catches for 57 yards and one touchdown. Porter is a selfless player who also returned kicks periodically and came up with 16 career tackles. He is currently projected to go undrafted.

Erik Pizarro never saw snaps at K-State on offense but did get to see some playing time on special teams. While at Lamar, where he was before K-State, he had 59 catches, 628 yards, and two touchdowns.

All of these guys can help themselves out by having a great showing over these three days.

Tight Ends

Ben Sinnott is the only tight end being sent to Big 12 Pro Days by K-State. He leaves K-State with 82 catches, 1,138 yards, and 10 touchdowns. In the last two seasons, Sinnott's profile has skyrocketed. He had a great showing at the NFL combine where he had the highest vertical jump, highest broad jump, and fastest three-cone of all the tight ends. He is currently projected to be picked in the fourth round and could move up with a good showing at Big 12 Pro Days.

Offensive line

Cooper Beebe, KT Leveston, Christian Duffie, and Hayden Gillum from the "K-State Beef" offensive line are participating in the Big 12 Pro Day event.

Cooper Beebe has the highest draft grade of these guys. He was named the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year in back-to-back seasons, 2022 and 2023. According to Pro Football Focus, Cooper Beebe only gave up five sacks in his career on 1,488 pass-blocking snaps. Four of those sacks came during his redshirt freshman season. He is currently projected as a second-round pick with a slight chance to move into the late first round.

KT Leveston was named All-Big 12 honorable mention by the coaches during his last two seasons at K-State. He was only flagged for one penalty in 1,842 snaps while at K-State. He is currently projected as a sixth-round pick.

Christian Duffie played 371 offensive snaps at right tackle in 2023 and had zero penalties called against him. Duffie was part of a group that helped the K-State offense break a record for passing touchdowns in a season with 30. He is currently projected as a fifth-round pick.

Hayden Gillum started all 13 games of his senior season and went from being a walk-on to being named an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention at center. In the 940 snaps he played in 2023, he had zero penalties called on him. He is currently projected to go undrafted.

Defensive Line

Khalid Duke recorded 102 tackles, 14 sacks, and a forced fumble during his K-State career. He was named Second Team All-Big 12 in 2023. He was an anchor on an undersized K-State defensive line in the 2023 season getting six sacks and eight tackles for loss. He is currently projected to go undrafted but has a real opportunity to slide into the draft with a good showing at Big 12 Pro Days.


Daniel Green totaled 232 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and one interception over his career. During the last two seasons at K-State, he was hampered by injuries. But when healthy he played fast and with a lot of aggressiveness, running the quarterback position for the defense. He is currently projected as a fifth-round pick.


Randen Plattner was the long snapper for field goals and punts his final three seasons playing in 62 games. He was named honorable mention All-American by Phil Steele. He is currently projected to be undrafted.

Kansas State Wildcats Final Thoughts

These former Kansas State Wildcats have a great shot to build their draft stock over these next few days. What better place to do that than in Frisco, Texas at the Big 12 Pro Day? Check in with College Football Dawgs leading up to the NFL Draft to get the most up-to-date information on projections.


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