Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 9/21/13
A Big 12 battle between team's with spots of talent at differing levels of their roster, the Kansas State offensive line, lead by fringe 1st rounder Cornelius Lucas, will hope to be enough to help this offense against the Texas defensive line and secondary. That Texas defense, lead by Jackson Jeffcoat and Carrington Byndom, have the talent to have high NFL odds to be top 100 draft selections despite Texas's struggles this year, and this battle should be a nice test this weekend.   Cornelius Lucas, LT, Kansas State - #78, 6’9, 328 Easily Kansas State’s top NFL prospect, Lucas presents a rare combination of length and movement skills at the left tackle position. Still developing into his lean frame, Lucas blocks with surprisingly accurate hand placement for a second year starter and shows plus awareness for angles in the run game. Lucas’ ability to slip around defensive ends and cut off second level defenders enables Kansas State to run quite a bit of inverted veer option
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