Kelechi Osemele is going to get paid

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Former Cyclone Kelechi Osemele has come a long way since being a late second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. 

Now, he’s one of the most sought after offensive line free agents in the NFL. According to, Osemele is ranked as the 23rd most valuable free agent (all positions) that will be up for grabs on the upcoming market. 

Earlier this week, the Baltimore Sun reported that the team that drafted "KO," the Ravens, had made an "aggressive pitch" to keep Osemele in a Ravens uniform next season. 

Despite a back injury that sidelined him for much of 2013, Osemele has started the majority of his career in Baltimore and has received fantastic reviews from coach John Harbaugh. 

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, should Osemele accept this deal, he would be the second highest-paid player on the Ravens offense behind quarterback Joe Flacco. 

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.