The Kansas State football NFL draft streak reached 25 years this year when DJ Reed was drafted in the fifth round, number 142 overall, by the San Francisco 49ers.
According to ninersnation.com and their “best case/worst case” scenario, DJ could make the team as either a return man or slot cornerback as best case scenario or be placed on the practice squad as a worst case scenario. However, I found an article on CBS Sports today that says that DJ is practicing with the 49ers first team defense as starting slot corner since Richard Sherman is currently out with a hamstring injury. Looks like he is doing pretty well so far in training camp.
That completes the 25 year draft streak blogs. I think for my next series of blogs I’m going to look back at some other notable drafts to see how some other Kansas State players fared in the pros and might also look at Kansas State players that were free agents and had an impact at the next level.