Roundup: Osemele drafted by the Ravens in 2nd round

By Chris Williams, Publisher

A dream came true on Friday night. That’s when former Iowa State offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 60th pick (2nd round) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Osemele started his last 44 straight games in a Cyclone uniform. Osemele earned All-Big 12 honors three times during his Iowa State career.

Per an Iowa State press release, "Osemele was Iowa State’s first second round pick since Keith Sims in 1990. Sims was the 39th player chosen overall. The 6-6, 333-pound Osemele was a consensus first-team All-Big 12 honoree by the league’s writers and coaches in 2011."


Osemele is going to spend his first paycheck on fixing up his mom’s house, writes Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.

Some analysis on the pick from Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun. 

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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.