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Collin Klein 'will pursue every door' to remain at QB in NFL

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

INDIANAPOLIS -- For the second-straight year, Collin Klein had more than 3,000 total yards as Kansas State's quarterback. But he's primarily a runner (he had more than 500 rushing attempts the past two years), and that's not something the NFL covets.

But despite an eventual switch to a different position being in the cards, Klein has no intentions of swapping positions now, and he said Friday at the 2013 NFL Combine that he will "pursue every door" to try to remain a quarterback.

"Until every one one of those (doors) are closed, I'm not considering anything else," Klein said.

Klein's got experience at wideout, tight end and can obviously run the ball. As a quarterback, there are questions about his ability to make every throw (or even almost every throw) at the NFL level.

But Klein believes he has "the tools" to succeed despite the folks who doubt him.

"That's my heart, I know I have the tools to do that," Klein said. "I know I'll bring a lot to the team at that position."

We're seeing a similar situation unfold in the NFL right now as Tim Tebow faces an offseason where he could very well struggle to find work. Klein's obviously different because he doesn't bring some of the off-field baggage that accompanies Tebow wherever he goes.

But he does have similar on-field problems, and it's going to create an interesting -- and potentially difficult -- marketplace for him if he remains as a quarterback going forward.

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