The Bears return 18 of its 22 starters on both sides of the ball, but several needs have to be filled. Baylor lost All-Americans Bryce Petty and Antwan Goodley to the NFL, so new players will take over as leaders.
Here’s a look at the top offensive weapons coming out of spring camp:
I could wax poetic all day about how impressive this combination has been, but that shouldn’t be news to anyone at this point. The two leaders of Baylor’s stacked wide receiving corps each posted 1,000-yard seasons in 2014 despite playing next to All-American Antwan Goodley. People forget, Coleman missed the first three games of the season with injuries and KD Cannon only started part-time thanks to being a freshman. The only thing preventing either from being a Biletnikoff winner is each other.
2. RB Terrence Williams
Terrence Williams redshirted in a crowded 2014 Baylor backfield, but he is poised to be a major contributor. The great part of Baylor's running back stable last year was the diversity: Shock Linwood was an all-purpose back, Devin Chafin was powerful and Johnny Jefferson was a speedster. Williams adds another bit of diversity; truck stick. The other T-Will has impressive size with unmatched power and will find a way to be a factor come fall.
3. QB Seth Russell
There are still plenty of questions about Russell, but he has emerged as the clear next in line at quarterback for Baylor’s offense. The Garland sophomore has a good arm, but is set apart by his speed and athleticism. He has a tall task when it comes to replacing Bryce Petty’s production, but he may be just as skilled. Russell threw for over 400 yards in a half during the blowout over Northwestern State. Adding his speed adds a whole new dimension to Baylor’s offense.