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Kansas State has produced at least one NFL Draft pick every year dating back to 1994, an active streak that is longer than Ohio State, Alabama and several other FBS powerhouse programs.
While addressing the club's biggest area of concern in the second round rather than the first took some by surprise, new GM Scot McCloughan and head coach Jay Gruden could get the last laugh with talented edge rusher Preston Smith looking like an ideal complement at outside linebacker to Ryan Kerrigan.
As Kansas begins a new era with head coach David Beaty, the Jayhawks have a very young roster and don't have any All-Conference players returning to Lawrence. There will be a few seniors for NFL scouts to track this season, but the bulk of Kansas' talent won*t be in the 2016 class
Say what you will about Chip Kelly; he knows how to score points and has a better grasp on the talent coming out of the Pac-12 than perhaps any other head coach in the NFL. That is a recipe that could help his prized first round pick, Nelson Agholor, enjoy a splashy debut season in the NFC East.
The Cyclones were shut out of the 2015 NFL Draft, breaking a streak of three straight years with at least one pick. And while Iowa State doesn't have a lot of senior talent returning, the roster should be improved this season.
Jerry Reese, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants seem to have a knack for finding and developing defensive linemen - something that former UCLA Bruins' star "Owa" Odighizuwa is likely to prove yet again.
While Baylor loses several key pieces from their squad that won the Big 12 Championship the past two seasons, this year's team is well stocked for NFL scouts led by arguably the top defensive line in the conference.
Randy Gregory and La'el Collins have generated the buzz but the relatively unheralded first round selection of cornerback Byron Jones could give Dallas the boost it needs at greater position of need to compete for Super Bowl 50.
He didn't land in New York with the same fanfare as defensive lineman Leonard Williams but Mauldin has the speed and power off the edge to make an immediate impact in Todd Bowles' aggressive scheme.
New England thrives because of a versatile front seven, and given Brandon Flowers' track record against top competition, the former Arkansas Razorbacks star could fit in quicker than most expect in Foxborough.
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