Former K-State football players find NFL homes during and after draft

By now, you probably know Arthur Brown is the newest linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.

You likely also know Chris Harper is on his way to the Seattle Seahawks.

Odds are you heard about the Kansas City Chiefs drafting Braden Wilson in the sixth round.

By the way, Wilson had a good quote about Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder preparing him for the NFL: “He is very demanding of time and effort. What he demands from you is as much as you’ll see from anybody. I’m fortunate enough to have been through his programs. I’ll be ready for the next level.”

But you might not know where K-State’s other NFL hopefuls that were passed over in the draft ended up. That’s where this blog comes in. Below is a list of former Wildcats that signed free-agent contracts Saturday evening. I will update it throughout the night when I hear of new signings.

Collin Klein
When he went undrafted, many labeled Klein as the top college player heading into the free-agent market. After all, he was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season and led K-State to 21 wins during his final two years. Several teams were likely interested in his services, but he chose the Houston Texans.

Angelo Pease
The former K-State running back is headed to the Green Bay Packers.

Travis Tannahill
Following a strong senior season in which he was one of the top tight ends in the Big 12, Tannahill announced on twitter that he has signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns.

Justin Tuggle
The former K-State quarterback and linebacker will try to make the Houston Texans’ roster as an undrafted free agent.

Ryan Doerr
K-State’s former punter announced via twitter he is headed to the Denver Broncos.

Nigel Malone
Early reports indicate the former K-State cornerback will try to make the Indianapolis Colts’ roster.

Jarell Childs
The K-State linebacker didn’t get drafted or picked up as an undrafted free agent, but he will get a shot at the NFL with the Raiders. Said Childs via twitter: “Didnt get the call I was expecting last night but thankful I have the opportunity to show what i can do at the raiders mini camp #determined.”

Anthony Cantele
The K-State kicker has signed a free-agent deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.