These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
This page was last updated April 6, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 250. Arm: 32.78 40 Time: 4.66. Projected Round (2012): 4-6. 4/6/13: Klein managed 117 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, one pass broken up and an interception returned 87 yards for a touchdown in 2012. He had 116 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, six passes broken up, two sacks and an interception in 2011. Klein was better than expected at the Combine.
Jake Knott, OLB, Iowa State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 239. Arm: 31.08. Projected 40 Time: 4.72. Projected Round (2013): 5-6. 4/6/13: Knott recorded 79 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and six passes broken up in 2012, but missed the final five games.
8/29/12: Knott had a strong junior season with 115 tackles, four forced fumbles and two interceptions. The team captain was a First-Team All-Big XII selection.
Knott broke out with a fabulous sophomore season, recording 130 tackles, four interceptions, four forced fumbles and five passes broken up. He is a smart, instinctive defender who looks a little lacking in the physical-skills department.
The pick of J. Allen by the 49ers is just not going to happen. The Niners need a nose tackle, not another first round 3-4 DE. With their cap space they are more likely to make a play for Dontari Poe, and use the # 2 pick for a QB. I hate to suggest that they will trade back, because that is difficult to do. The Niners are in such a sad state that they could upgrade at virtually any position with multiple picks in the first and second rounds.