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    Kelechi Osemele is #13 in ESPN - Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players

    Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players: No. 13 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    The official list of the Big 12's top 25 players is locked away in a vault in an undisclosed location, but we're revealing the list day by day here on the blog. Here's a refresher on my exact criteria.

    No. 13: Kelechi Osemele, LT, Iowa State

    2010 numbers: Helped Iowa State's offense run for 1,715 yards and 15 touchdowns, and throw for 2,091 yards and 14 touchdowns while giving up 32 sacks.

    Most recent ranking: Osemele was unranked in our postseason list of the Big 12's top 25 players.

    Making the case for Osemele: I would argue that of all the players on my top 25, Osemele has the largest number of Big 12 fans who have never heard of him. Which is a shame. (It's pronounced "kuh-LEH-chee oh-SEM-lee, by the way).

    But, alas, such is life as both an offensive lineman and an Iowa State Cyclone, neither of whom are exactly media darlings.

    Osemele, however, is a physical lineman that possesses near prototypical size for his position (6-foot-5, 298 pounds) and has extremely quick feet that make him one of the most underrated players in the league. He's been a two-time All-Big 12 honoree and will be a fourth-year starter on the Cyclones offensive line in 2011.

    He'll be a star once again, and a player likely to hear his name called in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.





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    Re: Kelechi Osemele is #13 in ESPN - Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players


    6-5, 298? C'mon Ubben, an inch and over 50 pounds off!



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    Re: Kelechi Osemele is #13 in ESPN - Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players

    He could have also added that he doesn't mind be called KO and he could have used this with a play on words.



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    Re: Kelechi Osemele is #13 in ESPN - Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players

    I bet Knott will be ranked between 12th and 10th. Its great to see our guys get some much deserved respect.




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    Re: Kelechi Osemele is #13 in ESPN - Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players

    I'm not sure how you use Iowa State's offensive stats from last year to prove a great lineman. Those numbers are pretty bad. I would like to know how they actually grade out an O-Line player to determine College Awards/NFL worthiness.



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    Re: Kelechi Osemele is #13 in ESPN - Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclone06 View Post
    I'm not sure how you use Iowa State's offensive stats from last year to prove a great lineman. Those numbers are pretty bad. I would like to know how they actually grade out an O-Line player to determine College Awards/NFL worthiness.
    Dominance on the line, dominance against good DE/DT, size, mobility, strength, and name awesomeness/quality of nickname.



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    Re: Kelechi Osemele is #13 in ESPN - Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    Dominance on the line, dominance against good DE/DT, size, mobility, strength, and name awesomeness/quality of nickname.
    Thankfully penalty yards and drives killed aren't factored in.



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    Re: Kelechi Osemele is #13 in ESPN - Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclone06 View Post
    Thankfully penalty yards and drives killed aren't factored in.
    Wow, aren't you clueless.



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    Re: Kelechi Osemele is #13 in ESPN - Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players

    I doubt he's been under 3 bills since the 4th grade.



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    Re: Kelechi Osemele is #13 in ESPN - Ranking the Top 25 Big 12 players

    298lbs, lol.


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