NFL future for Cyclone seniors?

Iowa State center Reggie Stephens is emerging as an NFL prospect.

The 6-3, 330-pound senior is being talked about as a possible middle-round pick in April’s draft.

“There have been a lot of scouts that have come through that really like him,” said ISU offensive line coach Bill Bleil.  “He’s a fine football player and one of the better o-linemen I’ve had the opportunity to coach.”

Stephens will need to continue impressing NFL folks at the February combine and in senior all-star games following bowl season.

“It’s all in front of him,” Bleil said.

Receiver Marquis Hamilton also has aspirations of playing pro football. The senior from Oklahoma City has moved up ISU’s all-time charts, ranking ninth in both receptions (115) and yards (1,428).

Hamilton has caught 38 balls for 525 yards and three touchdowns this season. He’s dreamed about playing in the NFL since he was a young boy.

“I don’t know what my chances are but I am going to work towards that goal,” Hamilton said.

Senior defensive end Chris Lyle


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