Coleman: Local Guys Hope to be Drafted

By Michael Coleman, KCTV5 Sports Director


     The Chiefs aren’t the only ones generating draft excitement, home-grown talent hope their names are called.  

     Mizzou has 6 players who are likely to hear their name called, leading the way is Sheldon  Richardson. K-State’s hopes lie in QB Colin Klein, though he’s expected to be drafted as a tightend.  His teammates LB Arthur Brown and WR Chris Harper could sneak in and hear their names called today, on this 1st day of the draft.  Tanner Hawkinson and Bradley Mcdougald, despite KU’s football futility, are talented enough that they’ve drawn attention from the scouts. Missouri Western, a proud MIAA member has a player that could surprise and get the call from the draft, David Bass.  And how about Western Michigan QB Alex Carder? He prepped at Shawnee Mission Northwest and although he played on a limited basis his senior year, he had a stellar junior season, guiding the broncos to a bowl game and rallying his team against Purdue before losing by five points.  He’s made visits to the New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals…they don’t bring you in if they’re not interested.   

     Best of luck to all these guys in Kansas City’s backyard!


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