College Football News Preview 2020: Top Kansas State Wildcats Players
Best Kansas State Wildcats Offensive Player
QB Skylar Thompson, Sr.
Part of a rotation early on in his career, he went from being the good-running quarterback who didn’t make a whole lot of mistakes with the passing game. to the good-running quarterback who … didn’t make a whole lot of mistakes in the passing game.
He’s not going to tear off big yards in chunks – he has 1,045 career rushing yards in 288 attempts – but he’s good around the goal line with 19 scores. As a passer, he’ll connect on 60% of his throws and he’ll make the right reads, but his worth is as a chain-mover. As long as he’s connecting on his third down plays, he’s doing his job.
2. OG Josh Rivas, Jr.
3. WR Malik Knowles, Soph.
4. WR/KR Josh Youngblood, Soph.
5. TE/FB Nick Lenners, Jr.
Best Kansas State Wildcats Defensive Player
DE Wyatt Hubert, Jr.
The 6-3, 258-pounder isn’t a big end, and he isn’t exactly a hybrid linebacker. However, he’s a good playmaker behind the line with seven sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss, and seven quarterback hurries as a quick option off the edge – and a must-needed one.
The Kansas State defense didn’t do enough to make plays in the backfield, and now it loses most of its key parts. Hubert is the one returning starter, and he’s got to be the pass rushing star who takes the heat off of everyone else.
2. LB Elijah Sullivan, Sr.
3. SS Wayne Jones, Soph.
4. S Jahren McPherson, Sr.
5. CB AJ Parker, Sr.