2013 NFL Draft: Which Iowa State Cyclones Prospects Will Be Drafted?


Dec 31, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Iowa State Cyclones linebacker A.J. Klein (47) approaches the line during the game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the Liberty Bowl at Liberty Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden–USA TODAY Sports

It’s hard enough for the Iowa State football program to get any national attention outside of Paul Rhoads telling his team he’s so proud of them in the locker room. Two senior linebackers, A.J. Klein and Jake Knott, are the most known but are there any other potential players out there that could be drafted?

Outside of Klein and Knott, probably not. Klein is expected to the be the highest with some mock drafts having him going as early as the 3rd round.

The Sports Xchange’s NFL Draft Scout has Klein’s stock continuing to rise and have him ranked fourth out of 132 inside linebackers nationally. They have the former Big 12 co-defensive player of the year going as high as the third round and as low as the fifth round.

There’s still some worries over Knott’s injury, which knocked him down but according to NFL Draft Scout will be going around the sixth round.

The Cyclones’ other senior candidates are Carter Bykowski, Jake McDonough, Josh Lenz, Jeremy Reeves, and Kurt Hammerschmidt. None of them will be drafted, with Bykowski having the best overall ranking of the bunch at 410 on CBS Sports.

No fans of the Cyclones will need to worry about following where their favorite players go tonight during first round coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft, but second and third round coverage will be Friday beginning at 5:30 PM CT and the rest of it on Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM CT. All coverage will be on NFL Network and ESPN or ESPN2.