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2016 NFL Draft Watch: Week 6 (TCU at Kansas State)

Alex Reno takes a look at some draft prospects from the TCU-Kansas State matchup Saturday night.

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#2 TCU at Kansas State - 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX


WR Josh Doctson, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds (#9, Senior)

Doctson is listed as 6-foot-3 on TCU's official website, but I think he's at least an inch taller. He looks like a freak athlete on the field with an incredibly large catch radius. If you want me to shut up and show you some awesome GIFs, well then here you go:

As you can see, Doctson has some insane body control that brings me back to watching DeVante Parker last year. He can high-point the ball like no other with his tremendous leaping ability. There aren't many concerns with Doctson. Most notably, he's going to need to add some weight to his thin frame before transitioning to the NFL.

Doctson is already putting on a show this year with 42 receptions (third in NCAA), 722 receiving yards (second) and eight touchdowns (second) through just five games and has cemented himself as a top receiver prospect in next year's draft. With Calvin Johnson now in his 30's and Golden Tate spending most of his time as a slot receiver, the Lions could definitely use a legitimate threat on the outside that they can develop. No, Corey Fuller is never going to be that guy. I'm sorry.

Other players to watch:

QB Trevone Boykin, 6-foot-2, 205 pounds (#2, Senior)

C Joey Hunt, 6-foot-3, 295 pounds (#55, Senior)

WR Kolby Listenbee, 6-foot-1, 183 pounds (#7, Senior) - Questionable for Saturday's game

RB Aaron Green, 5-foot-11, 205 pounds (#22, Senior)

OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai, 6-foot-6, 315 pounds (#74, Senior) - guaranteed Name Tournament Champion

DT Davion Pierson, 6-foot-2, 305 pounds (#57, Senior)

S Derrick Kindred, 5-foot-10, 210 pounds (#26, Senior)

Kansas State

OT/OG Cody Whitehair, 6-foot-4, 305 pounds (#55, Senior)

Scouts seem to be pretty split on whether Whitehair should play offensive tackle or guard at the next level. He moves well enough to play anywhere on the offensive line and has some pop in his hands to allow him to move inside. My biggest concern when watching a limited amount of tape on Whitehair is his inconsistent and sometimes poor hand placement that allows defenders to attack his body and have him playing on his heels.

Whitehair has been an under the radar prospect in the past but is quickly gaining national attention and may prove himself to be a first-round pick in next year's draft. His versatility is definitely something that scouts love and will give him an advantage during the draft process.

Any O-line prospect is a prospect that the Detroit Lions should keep their eyes on. They need all the help they can get.

Other players to watch:

DE Jordan Willis, 6-foot-5, 250 pounds (#75, Junior)

CB Danzel McDaniel, 6-foot-1, 205 pounds (#7, Senior)

S Dante Barnett, 6-foot-1, 193 pounds (#22, Senior)

OG Boston Stiverson, 6-foot-4, 316 pounds (#77, Senior)

Bonus Matchup

Wisconsin at Nebraska

Nebraska DT Maliek Collins vs. Wisconsin C Dan Voltz

Collins is raw, but very active as a pass rusher and will match up nicely against Wisconsin's Voltz, who is currently projected as the No. 2 center in next year's class via CBS Sports.