2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Kansas

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 24, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

  1. Tanner Hawkinson, OT, Kansas
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 298. Arm: 33.38
    40 Time: 5.07.
    Projected Round (2013): 5-7.

    4/24/13: Hawkinson played pretty well for Kansas over his collegiate career. He looks like a developmental prospect at right tackle for the NFL. Hawkinson didn’t impress at the East-West Shrine, but he performed better at the Combine. He is a candidate to move inside to guard. Hawkinson needs time to improve as a backup, but he is a sleeper who could turn into a contributor.

    8/23/12: While Kansas struggled, Hawkinson played decently in 2011, but maybe not as well as his sophomore season. He has a nice skill set. Hawkinson earned the starting left tackle position before his first collegiate game, and he has started every game at left tackle for Kansas the past three seasons.

    Hawkinson is quick, athletic, and matches up well with pass-rushers. He was named to the All-Big XII First-Team in 2010. It would be good to see the senior add some strength and power for the NFL.

  2. Dayne Crist, QB, Kansas
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 235.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.88.
    Projected Round (2013): FA.

    4/24/13: Crist completed 48 percent of his passes for 1,272 yards, four touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2012. He did not participate in the Combine.

    8/16/12: After flaming out at Notre Dame, Crist is reunited with Charlie Weis at Kansas. Perhaps the QB guru can get a good season out of Crist. Staying in the lineup will be the key. Crist blew out his knee in both 2009 and 2010. He was benched in 2011 behind Tommy Rees after initially beating out Rees to be the starter.

    Crist has to stay healthy and productive in 2012 to get drafted. He completed 59 percent of his passes in 2010, for 2,033 yards and 15 touchdowns with seven interceptions. If Crist can produce, he has the size and arm to play in the NFL.

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