Kansas State Wildcats: Tyler Lockett And Randall Evans Selected In 2015 NFL Draft


The Kansas State Wildcats had two players drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett and cornerback Randall Evans were the lone Wildcats to be selected though several other players joined teams as undrafted free agents.

The Wildcats had six players enter the draft including cornerback Randall Evans, center B.J. Finney, wide receiver Tyler Lockett, defensive end Ryan Mueller, outside linebacker Jonathan Truman, and quarterback Jake Waters.

Tyler Lockett was drafted with the fifth pick in the third round (69th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the defending NFC Champions Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks must have viewed Lockett as a must have player because they traded up to select him and gave up a lot to do so.

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The Seahawks sent a third round pick (95th overall), a fourth round pick (112th overall), a fifth round pick (167th overall), and a sixth round pick (181st overall) to the Washington Redskins in exchange for the fifth pick in the third round (69th overall) to select Lockett.

Tyler Lockett’s father Kevin Lockett was drafted in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the KC Chiefs and may Chiefs fans had hoped that Tyler Lockett would follow in his father’s footsteps, and there is a good chance that he would have if he would have fell to the Chiefs in the third round.

The Chiefs missed out on Lockett, but still went after a wide receiver selecting Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley.

Lockett joins a Seattle receiving corp that features Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Ricardo Lockette, and Kevin Norwood. The Seahawks also traded with the New Orleans Saints for tight end Jimmy Graham.

Hopefully Lockett can make an impact with the Seahawks and have a successful career with them (when he isn’t playing against the Chiefs).

Lockett will make a preseason appearance at Arrowhead against the KC Chiefs on Friday, August 21st at 7:00 PM in the second week of preseason. We could see a match up of Lockett against the KC Chiefs first round pick cornerback Marcus Peters.

Randall Evans was drafted with the 20th pick in the sixth round (196th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Evans joins a Philadelphia Eagles cornerback corp that features Brandon Boykin, Byron Maxwell, Walter Thurmond, Jaylen Watkins, and former Kansas Jayhawks defensive back JaCorey Shepherd.

"Good size at 6-feet, 195 pounds and caught the attention of NFL scouts with a 4.44-second 40-yard dash at his pro day along with a 9’5″ broad jump, 4.37-second short shuttle and a 6.98-second 3-cone drill. Good experience as a 31-game starter.-Courtesy of CBS Sports"

Evans best opportunity to make the Eagles roster will likely be as a special teams player but he could develop into a decent nickel corner. Evans played as a nickel corner at Kansas State in 2013 and had a solid season so he is more than capable of contributing there.

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