In a world of pros and cons, Rivas certainly has more pros than cons.
His motor, anchor, and size all translate well to the next level. The concerns about his bend are valid though, something that needs to be considered. But, concerns about his lack of tackle reps can be fixed during training camp or preseason.
Rivas has displayed too many good things at Kansas State to count him out of the draft. Quarterback Skylar Thompson is still the school’s best bet at a draft pick, but Rivas has a much higher draft ceiling. He could go anywhere from a fifth-round selection to an undrafted free agent. The possibilities are more open for Rivas than any other Wildcat draft prospect.
What team would not want plays like that from their offensive line? While the Kansas City Chiefs are very set at interior offensive line, there are 31 other teams out there. Rivas warrants a draft selection, but the pre-draft process will ultimately decide his fate.