His time at Kansas could help Ben Heeney fulfill his NFL dreams

Linebacker Ben Heeney thinks his time at Kansas helped prepare him for the NFL draft, writes Brad Hallier of the Hutchinson News.

"My time at Kansas definitely got me ready," Heeney said. "I had a rough time, as far as having three head coaches, three position coaches and three defensive coordinators. It was challenging, but it made me a better person and a better player."

Heeney reminds me of Tyler Lockett heading into this weekend's NFL draft. Both players were extremely productive in high school yet were somewhat overlooked in college recruiting. Now, after incredibly productive college careers, both players will enter the NFL with similar questions about their size limiting their draft stock.

I'd be surprised if Heeney doesn't end up on an NFL roster and emerge as a productive contributor on special teams. His track record of exceeding expectations is simply too much to ignore.