Report: Kansas State OL Manase Foketi may apply for NFL’s supplemental draft
SI.com NFL draft analyst Tony Pauline tweets that Kansas State offensive lineman Manase Foketi, who started all 13 games at left tackle in 2010 as a junior before missing most of his senior season with an injury, may apply for July’s NFL supplemental draft.
Foketi is trying to transfer from Manhattan, but his release has been denied by coach Bill Snyder. He has already graduated, and he told Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star that he would like to finish his career closer to home and that his relationship with OL coach Charlie Dickey has deteriorated.
Presumably, if Foketi exhausts all his avenues for appeal and is not allowed to play for another school, his only recourse would be to head to the NFL. At 6’5″ and 300-plus pounds, Foketi should draw interest from the league.