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2015 NFL DRAFT

Cornelius Lucas, OT

School: Kansas State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 316 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
235186-7
Player News
05/13/2014 - Lions sign 11 undrafted rookie free agents: Cornelius Lucas, T, 6-9, 328, Kansas State: Lucas, a 6-foot-9, 328-pound offensive lineman from New Orleans who started at left tackle as a junior and senior with the Wildcats. - Tim Twentyman, DetroitLions.com

12/12/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Cornelius Lucas (OL)...Has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big 12 for the 2013 college football season by the Big 12 Coaches. - Kansas State football

12/12/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM: Offensive line Cornelius Lucas, Kansas St., 6-9, 328, Sr., New Orleans,...Has been selected Second Team All-Big 12 for the 2013 college football season by the Associated Press. - Kansas State football

08/12/2013 - TOP KANSAS STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. OT Cornelius Lucas (6-9, 325, 5.39)...Lucas, who committed out of high school to the Wildcats over hometown Tulane, redshirted in 2009 and saw very little playing time as a freshman and sophomore, admittedly because his heart wasn't fully into it. But when the opportunity opened in 2012 to compete for a starting job, the "light finally turned on for him," according to offensive coordinator Dana Dimel, and he rose to the occasion, earning the left tackle job and starting every game. Lucas earned All-Big 12 First Team honors by the coaches after his junior season and emerged as one of the top linemen in the conference and arguably their most attractive NFL prospect.

He is a large human being with a naturally wide base and an engulfing wingspan to eat up rushers off the snap. Lucas works hard to gain correct positioning and win with angles, staying balanced and patient with good reaction quickness to trust his eyes and quickly adjust. He is much more athletic than most his size, but he still plays tight and needs to show more natural knee bend, struggling with leverage. Lucas also needs to refine his hand use to better land his jabs and control defenders, but he really benefits from his aggressive mean streak. As long as he stays motivated, Lucas is an intriguing NFL prospect and a player who grows on you the more you watch him. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/22/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): OL Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State, Sr/2L, New Orleans, La.,...Lucas, a senior from New Orleans, La., had a breakout season in 2012 when he started all 13 games at left tackle en route to All-Big 12 First Team honors from the league's coaches and second-team accolades from the Associated Press. - Kansas State football

07/16/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State, OT...Lucas, a native of New Orleans, La., had a breakout season in 2012 when he started all 13 games at left tackle en route to All-Big 12 First Team honors from the league's coaches and second-team accolades from the Associated Press. - Kansas State football

 
Player News
05/13/2014 - Lions sign 11 undrafted rookie free agents: Cornelius Lucas, T, 6-9, 328, Kansas State: Lucas, a 6-foot-9, 328-pound offensive lineman from New Orleans who started at left tackle as a junior and senior with the Wildcats. - Tim Twentyman, DetroitLions.com
 

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