When I saw KO as a sophomore, I was impressed. He was awesome. I was the among the first to notice him and sing his praises. But, in spite of the pre-season accolades this year, in his junior year he took a step backwards, IMO. He got slapped around by Iowa and started picking up a lot of penalty yards for procedure, etc. I think he is without question the most talented lineman in the conference and the state. But he needs to realize that he's a senior, now, and needs to play up to his potential. He needs to focus and bring his considerable talent to bear on the extra attention he is surely going to get this year fron opposing defenses. He is something special, but if he plays this year like last year, it's going to cost him real money in the draft. I'm betting that the coaching staff will make this point to him and "coach him up" and we will be treated to a great performance at left tackle by the big guy this year.
He's great don't get me wrong (minus the bonehead penalties he gets every game) but most talented in the conference? Can't agree at all there. Oklahoma State has some excellent linemen.
I don't think it is a stretch to call a 6'6 350 lb man with his athleticism the most talented in the conference. Could you argue for others? Sure. But it is not a stretch at all to say he is the most talented.
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