3 Wildcats chosen in NFL Draft, 6 sign as free agents


Arthur Brown was the first K-State player drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday. He was selected with the 56th pick by defending Super Bowl Champions the Baltimore Ravens.

Throughout the rest of the weekend, many other K-State football players got the opportunity to make it to the NFL. Here is a look at the other Wildcats that made NFL rosters by being drafted.

Chris Harper
In the fourth round, Harper was selected with the No. 123 pick by the Seattle Seahawks.

Last season, the Seahawks were 30 seconds away from playing in the NFC championship game, and Harper has a chance to go in and get playing time right away. Look for him to become a favorite of second-year quarterback Russell Wilson.

Braden Wilson
Although the fullback is a dying position in the NFL, that didn’t stop the Kansas City Chiefs from taking Wilson with their 204th pick in the sixth round.

The Chiefs had the fifth-best rushing attack in the NFL last season, and Wilson should be able to come in and block for this explosive attack featuring Jamaal Charles as well as rookie running back Knile Davis.

The following former K-Staters were not drafted, but they were signed as undrafted rookies:

Justin Tuggle: Houston Texans
Collin Klein: Houston Texans
Angelo Pease: Green Bay Packers
Travis Tannahill: Cleveland Browns
Ryan Doerr: Denver Broncos
Nigel Malone: Indianapolis Colts