Seahawks draft Tyler Lockett, who broke dad's KSU receiving record

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Tyler Lockett broke his own father's records at Kansas State. (USATSI)

Congratulations, your favorite NFL team is the proud new owner of a Tyler Lockett! Now, there's a chance you aren't all that familiar with Lockett seeing as how he's not he's not one of the players talking heads have spent the last four months yammering about constantly. Luckily for you, we know a bit about him that we would be more than happy to share with you. 

So let's get to learning.

Who the heck is he? 

He's one of my favorite college football players, actually, so thank you for asking. Tyler Lockett is a wide receiver from Kansas State, but he's also a returner and was one of the most exciting players in college football. 


Really. In the last two seasons at Kansas State Lockett caught 187 passes for 2,777 yards and 22 touchdowns, and he did so despite being the main attraction on the Wildcats offense. Defenses went into games against Kansas State saying "we can't let Lockett beat us" and he still beat them often enough.

You mentioned he was a returner as well?

Yes I did. Lockett returned kicks and punts for the Wildcats during his four seasons, and finished his career 2,196 yards and four touchdowns as a kick returner, an an additional 488 yards and two touchdowns on punt returns. He's the kind of kick returner that causes you to not change the channel during the commercial following the touchdown because you don't want to risk missing Lockett's return afterward.

Anything else I should know? I feel like I've heard his name before.

If you pay attention to college football, or particularly Kansas State, you're more than familiar with the Lockett family name. You see, while at Kansas State, Tyler Lockett became the school's all-time leading receiver. The record had stood for quite a while, and had belonged to Kevin Lockett ... who just so happens to be Tyler's father and spent seven seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets.

Any highlight videos for me to watch?

You know I'm always here for you.

Can I follow him on Twitter? 

Sure, plenty of people already do.

Do you think he'll be any good in the NFL?

I might be a bit biased in this case, as I mentioned he was one of my favorite college players, but heck yes I think he'll be good in the NFL. His size isn't ideal, and while he's fast I don't know if he's fast enough to be an absolute game breaker, but if you can't find a place for a kid with this talent and polish in the slot, then you aren't a very good coach in my opinion. Think of the success that Wes Welker and now Emmanuel Sanders has had in Denver with Peyton Manning. Lockett can be that kind of asset. And he's also valuable on special teams.

CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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