5 potential breakout players to watch out for during fall camp for Kansas football

LAWRENCE — Kansas will spend much of the month of August going through fall camp, ahead of the upcoming college football season.
The Jayhawks are preparing for head coach Lance Leipold’s third season at the helm, with the season opener set for Sept. 1 at home against Missouri State. After reaching a bowl game in 2022, the program’s first in more than a decade, Leipold and company are looking to capitalize on that momentum. And while a lot of production returns from last season’s squad, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some potential breakout candidates for 2023.
Here are five players to watch for during fall camp who could carve out more significant roles:
Logan Brown (Offensive lineman)
Logan Brown, a redshirt junior, does not lack experience at the college level or even the Power Five level. Having started his career at Wisconsin and played in a number of games in recent years, that’s clear. But having transferred to Kansas ahead of the 2023 season, this’ll be his first opportunity to make his presence felt with the Jayhawks and he could fit in at either tackle spot on an offensive line that returns four starters.
Jereme Robinson (Defensive lineman)
Robinson, a junior, is no stranger to Kansas fans and has spent multiple seasons with the Jayhawks. But he’s never been the team’s lead pass rusher during his time with the program and this could be the year where that happens. Robinson, who had 34 tackles, eight and a half tackles for loss and three sacks last season, is poised to produce even more in 2023.
Tanaka Scott (Wide receiver)
Scott faces an uphill battle to have a breakout season in 2023, considering how much production returns not just offensively but in the wide receivers room. But the message has consistently been that no one should be complacent, and the redshirt sophomore is coming off an eight-catch and 109-yard campaign in 2022. During Big 12 Conference media days in mid-July, senior safety Kenny Logan Jr. identified Scott as a potential breakout candidate among the younger wide receivers.
JB Brown (Linebacker)
JB Brown, a junior, is another one of the newcomers on the roster in 2023 after he transferred in from Bowling Green. But while he is making the jump from a Group of Five program to the Power Five level, he does come with extensive playing experience. He’s someone, despite Kansas returning its three starting linebackers from the 2022 season, whose name has come up a lot since his arrival.
Kobe Baynes (Offensive lineman)
Baynes, a redshirt sophomore, is also trying to break through in an offensive line room that returns four starters from last season. A late transfer ahead of the 2022 season, he joined Kansas from Louisville. After playing in three games last year for the Jayhawks, he could fit in at guard or tackle in 2023.

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