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Oklahoma State Lands Four on Preseason All-Big 12 Team



The 2017 preseason All-Big 12 teams have been announced, and Oklahoma State is well represented. James Washington, Justice Hill, Zach Crabtree and Tre Flowers have all been named to the first team. PFB actually got a vote this year, and we will release our first team later on today. But first, here’s a look at what the media as a whole came up with.

*Denotes unanimous selection

Players of the Year

Offensive POY: Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)
Defensive POY: Dorance Armstrong Jr. (Kansas)
Newcomer of the Year: Will Grier (West Virginia)

First Team Offense

QB Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)

RB Justice Hill (Oklahoma State)
RB Justin Crawford (West Virginia)
FB Winston Dimel (Kansas State)

WR James Washington* (Oklahoma State)
WR Allen Lazard (Iowa State)
WR Keke Coutee (Texas Tech)
TE Mark Andrews (Oklahoma)

OL Orlando Brown* (Oklahoma)
OL Connor Williams (Texas)
OL Dalton Risner (Kansas State)
OL Austin Schlottmann (TCU)
OL Zach Crabtree (Oklahoma State)

PK Clayton Hatfield (Texas Tech)
KR/PR KaVontae Turpin (TCU)

Mason Rudolph has to be one of the best non-first team QBs in conference history (behind Brandon Weeden and RG3 in 2011 — Landry Jones was 1st team that year). We voted for Mayfield as well, painfully. How could you not? He was a Heisman finalist last year, and as good as Rudolph has been, Mayfield was just flat out better than him in Bedlam last year.

First Team Defense

DL Dorance Armstrong Jr.* (Kansas)
DL K.J. Smith (Baylor)
DL Reggie Walker (Kansas State)
DL Poona Ford (Texas)
DL Malcolm Roach (Texas)

LB Travin Howard (TCU)
LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Oklahoma)
LB Malik Jefferson (Texas)

DB D.J. Reed (Kansas State)
DB Jordan Thomas (Oklahoma)
DB Tre Flowers (Oklahoma State)
DB Kamari Cotton-Moya (Iowa State)
DB Nick Orr (TCU)

P Michael Dickson (Texas)

This is going to be a blow to Zach Sinor’s Heisman campaign IMO. Sad.

The lack of Oklahoma Staters on the defensive side of the ball is mildly concerning. Tre Flowers is obvious, but who on the defense has a chance of stepping up and making the All-Big 12 postseason team (you know, the one that counts)? Darrion Daniels? Cole Walterscheid? Patrick Macon? Calvin Bundage?

Maybe all of them, maybe none of them. This speaks to the unknown Oklahoma State has this year. The offense will be elite, even in a conference known for having elite offenses. But there are questions on defense. I hope Glenn Spencer has answers.

Final count by team.

Oklahoma: 5
Texas: 5
Oklahoma State: 4
Kansas State: 4
TCU: 4
Iowa State: 2
Texas Tech: 2
Kansas: 1
West Virginia: 1
Baylor: 1

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