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Collin Klein to workout at combine, Kawann Short will not

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The NFL combine officially gets underway today in Indianapolis with kickers, special teamers, offensive linemen and tight ends arriving in Indianapolis for registration.

While Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein will be among the players taking part in workouts this week, Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short will not.

Per Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Short has a hamstring injury that will prevent him from participating in drills this week. Instead, he will have a workout for teams on campus at Purdue on March 25. A strong showing at the Senior Bowl has vaulted Short’s draft stock as he has entered the conversations as a possible late first-round draft pick.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Klein will be throwing and is planning on doing all of the drills at the combine. While top quarterbacks have sat out during the combine in favor of throwing during pro day workouts on campus with their own receivers, Klein doesn’t have that luxury. Despite being a Heisman trophy finalist, Klein is currently projected as a late round draft pick or possible undrafted free agent and needs to take advantage of every opportunity he can to prove his throwing ability in front of scouts.

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4 Responses to “Collin Klein to workout at combine, Kawann Short will not”
  1. fnc111 says: Feb 20, 2013 4:10 AM

    Klein the TE

  2. chalkruz1989 says: Feb 20, 2013 7:05 AM

    I loved watching Collin Klein play at Kansas State. His game doesn’t scream NFL star or even starter for that matter but I thought Matt Leinart and Vince Young were going to be stars.

    For Klein’s sake, I would love for him to get drafted into an organization such as the Philadelphia Eagles or even the Pittsburgh Steelers for that matter.

    Klein is a big kid who does have some throwing issues but if a team takes a flyer on him that already has a cemented starter it could work out well for both parties.

    Ryan Mallett is sitting behind Tom Brady and reports say he could start in the NFL right now and that’s the same route Klein should take. Though I understand the two are completely different signal callers.

  3. eatitfanboy says: Feb 20, 2013 9:28 AM

    I don’t know whether it’s the glamour or allure of playing the position, the potential future earning potential of successful QBs, or people just not wanting to tell a kid what he doesn’t want to hear, but their advisors are doing these guys a major disservice in my opinion.

    Colin Klein is not an NFL QB. He needs to be surrounding himself with people that can help him transition to a new position and not hiring Jake freakin Plummer to try and turn him into a pro-style QB.

    I believe if Tim Tebow had made this transition right out of Florida he would be at the very least an established NFL starter by now, instead of being on the verge of unemployment.

  4. phillylawhopeful says: Feb 20, 2013 10:01 AM

    Kid’s a fullback playing QB. Can run the ball, get short yards, and is tough as nails. History isn’t super kind to this sort of player.

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