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Collin Klein says he’ll play quarterback in the NFL

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Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein came in third place in Heisman Trophy balloting last season, but NFL scouts thought so little of his ability to play quarterback in the NFL that he wasn’t even invited to the Senior Bowl. Klein instead went to the East-West Shrine Game, and the reviews of his passing there were not good. So has that convinced Klein to work out at another position at the Scouting Combine?

Nope. Klein says he plans to prove he can play quarterback at the next level.

“I know I can be a thrower first. I’ll do whatever it takes to help the team win. But I’m a quarterback,” Klein told the Denver Post.

The 6-foot-5, 227-pound Klein began his career at Kansas State playing wide receiver and getting some work on the kick coverage teams, and so he would seem to be a good candidate to play receiver or tight end in the NFL, if pro teams aren’t convinced that he’s ever going to have an NFL arm. That’s not how Klein sees it, however: He’s determined to convince at least one NFL team that he can play quarterback.

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  1. nflr92 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:49 AM

    These are the same ‘experts’ that concluded that Tim Tebow couldn’t be a successful QB in the NFL…err, wait….nevermind

  2. Mark Olwick says: Feb 9, 2013 11:50 AM

    This is the guy that Mel Kiper said was “by far the most NFL ready quarterback” this year. Quote from Mike and Mike show.

  3. vegagreenleaf says: Feb 9, 2013 11:51 AM

    Tebow 2.0???

  4. bobulated says: Feb 9, 2013 11:51 AM

    After the mixed results of the Tebow experiment I’m not sure anyone is interested Collin. IMHO I doubt you get drafted but good luck with being a CFA and being back in PFT in 2014 in an article about trying to become a TE/FB.

  5. cowboykid8 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:53 AM

    Sorry bro, not gonna be an NFL Quarterback

  6. wolfiereasonedlife says: Feb 9, 2013 12:11 PM

    I don’t know why anyone feels obligated to imply Tebow is a bust. He did throw for 39yrds last year. Do any of you know how hard that is? Plus he’s dreamy. I’d say more but comments are blocked routinely.

  7. johnnyjagfan says: Feb 9, 2013 12:20 PM

    if PFT existed when Brady was drafted in the 6th, I wonder how many “you’re not an NFL QB” comments like those, above, would be posted?

  8. jprcox says: Feb 9, 2013 12:21 PM

    You guys are wrong – he will be drafted in the 4th round. He has enough of what teams want their QB’s to do, some team will take a risk to see if he can be the next ColinK. Kansas played the same offense as Nevada.

    I am saying he will get his shot due to the “type” of play he specializes in. What he does with that shot is anyones guess.

  9. kelshannon19 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:28 PM

    No you damn well will not!

  10. qdog112 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:30 PM

    Funny how white college QBs are made from WRs (Klein – Tannyhill)and how black QBs have historically been made into WRs,TEs, DBs, FBs and everything else but QBs.

  11. njraiderfan19 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:43 PM

    Rich Gannon was drafted by the Patriots then told he’d only play safety, not QB so he asked for his release. That worked out ok in the end. You never can tell!

  12. chiefwhirlingdervish10 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:48 PM

    Collin, as a K-State student, I love you to death… but no.

  13. redpillmindstate says: Feb 9, 2013 12:56 PM

    Collin will turn out to be a decent receiving TE at best…. anything else is just a pipe dream

  14. jh500 says: Feb 9, 2013 1:00 PM

    a poor mans tim tebow, which means he will be a 4th string punt protector if he is lucky.

  15. raiderapologist says: Feb 9, 2013 1:02 PM

    njraiderfan19 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:43 PM

    Rich Gannon was drafted by the Patriots then told he’d only play safety, not QB so he asked for his release. That worked out ok in the end. You never can tell!
    And the Raiders told Ray Guy they would give him a look at safety. They lied right to his face.

  16. manilovethepftcensors says: Feb 9, 2013 1:42 PM

    Wow I’m SHOCKED that won’t let my post through

  17. asyoulay69 says: Feb 9, 2013 1:44 PM

    If anyone can turn this guy into a QB. Jim Harbaugh can. Go 49ers.

  18. norvturnersneck says: Feb 9, 2013 2:22 PM

    I could see him drafted by the Eagles via the new regime to run his Oregon offense. Flys under the radar for a snatch and grab.

  19. cmehustle says: Feb 9, 2013 3:20 PM

    Every year there’s a college QB that refuses to see the writing on the wall. Just cut and paste this same article for whoever the next guy is next season. Some day guys will learn that NFL talent evaluators get paid for a reason, if they ALL agree on someone, Im putting my money on the guys who get paid to evaluate.

  20. juliath83 says: Feb 9, 2013 4:42 PM

    “Collin Klein says he’ll play quarterback in the NFL”


    Slower delivery than Tebow.

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