4 Newcomers Who Must Make An Impact For The Kansas State Wildcats In 2016

The Kansas State Wildcats had their first losing season in eight years in 2015, going just 6-7 while dealing with a wide array of devastating injuries. Now healthy, head coach Bill Snyder's squad is looking to put those struggles behind them and return to their winning ways. These four newcomers could play a pivotal role in making that come-up a reality:

WR Byron Pringle

KSU made it a point to add some playmakers at wide receiver in this incoming recruiting class, and Pringle will be counted on to make an immediate impact. At 6'2" and 212-pounds, the JUCO transfer has the size and strength to be a good possession receiver, and his excellent ball skills make him a dangerous red zone threat.

He could very well be K-State's best player by the end of the season, but he's here because his dynamic skill set. His ability was on full display in the spring game, where he caught nine passes for 163 yards and a touchdown. He'll be the perfect pair with Deante Burton, and should be K-State's leading receiver right off the bat.

WR Corey Sutton

Sutton is a true freshman that can make a real impact in Kansas State's revamped receiving core. The 6'4", 185-pounder still needs to add some strength, but his elite size and ball skills will make him an excellent threat in the red zone. He'll probably be K-State's third receiver behind Pringle and Deante Burton, but he will be effective.

CB Cedric Dozier

Kansas State returns nine defensive players with starting experience, but Dozier is a newcomer who will slide right into the starting lineup, replacing Morgan Burns to play opposite sophomore Duke Shelley. A graduate transfer from Cal, Dozier has the experience to become a real leader on this defense. 

CB Johnathan Durham

While Dozier is just a one-year rental on the outside, Durham is a versatile athlete that this coaching staff is very high on. The redshirt freshman will likely see the most time in nickel packages, but K-State is counting on Durham to provide them with depth at both cornerback and safety. He could even help in the return game.

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