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.