Jonathan Truman, according to reports, has accepted an invitation to mini-camp with the Miami Dolphins. Ken Corbitt reports he's headed there...
K-State LB Jonathan Truman lands with Miami Dolphins— Ken Corbitt (@KenCorbitt) May 3, 2015
...as did Kellis Robinett, while some other reports clarify that this is a tryout invitation rather than a regular UDFA signing.
Truman becomes the fourth K-State walk-on to receive an NFL opportunity this weekend. The weight-room machine bulled his way into the mix at K-State, first playing all 13 games on special teams as a redshirt freshman and then into the rotation as a sophomore before taking over as a starter in his junior year. Truman started all 26 games at linebacker his final two years, and played all 52 games during his four years of eligibility, recording 259 career tackles -- including a school bowl record 14 against UCLA in the Alamo Bowl. His final reward, before today, was a second team All-Big 12 selection in 2015.
Truman's strength is against the run; indeed, Truman's traditional pass statistics are limited to two career passes defended. He's another high-motor, high-motivation player, however. Known for being a beast in the weight room, Truman, like many other Bill Snyder products, relies on preparation and brains. His weakness, despite his phenomenal tackle numbers, is a propensity for sometimes trying to hit instead of tackle; without that, his numbers would have been even more gaudy.