Voting For The Preseason All-Big 12 Team

Here is a look at Robert Allen's ballot for the 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team.

Offense
WR Tyler Lockett, 5-10, 175, Sr., Kansas State
Led the Big 12 in receiving last season with 81 receptions for 1,282 yards and 11 touchdowns.

TE E.J. Bibbs, 6-3, 261, Sr., Iowa State
Very athletic for his 261 pounds and he can be a dominating blocker. Mark Mangino should have fun putting his talents to use.

OL Daniel Koenig, 6-6, 300, Sr., Oklahoma State
Has come a long way in the leadership department and still plays OL with a DL attitude.

OL Cody Whitehair, 6-4, 309, Jr., Kansas State
One of the most versatile offensive linemen in college football. He could be an All-American.

OC B.J. Finney, 6-4, 303, Sr., Kansas State
It says a lot that he gets the nod over Espinosa of Texas and Farniok of Iowa State as both are good centers.

OL Le'Raven Clark, 6-5, 320, Jr., Texas Tech
He is huge and still has good quickness to block well in a wide open spread attack.

OL Spencer Drango, 6-5, 315, Jr., Baylor
He is very talented but must be eyeballed early in the season as he is coming off back surgery.

WR Antwan Goodley, 5-10, 225, Sr., Baylor
Part of the Bears triplets on offense ,and he averaged 103 receiving yards a game last season.

QB Bryce Petty, 6-3, 230, Sr., Baylor
My vote for Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year as led the league last season in pass efficiency. Petty accounted for 46 touchdowns, 32 passing.

RB Shock Linwood, 5-8, 200, So., Baylor
He came on late in the season and the offense really didn't miss a beat.

RB Johnathan Gray, 5-11, 210, Jr., Texas
He was fourth in the league in rushing last season and with some added focus he can be a premier player.

PK Michael Hunnicutt, 6-1, 174, Sr., OU
The best kicker in the state, Hunnicutt gives OU a reliable weapon virtually inside the 45-yard line.

PR Levi Norwood, 6-1, 195, Sr., Baylor
He should get plenty of chances, like last year if the defense will kick in with stops then Norwood is brave about returning those kicks.

Defense
DL Ryan Mueller, 6-2, 245, Sr., Kansas State
Returning sack leader in the Big 12 as he had 11.5 sacks last season.

DL Chucky Hunter, 6-1, 300, Sr., TCU
A true defensive tackle type, I like to vote two ends and two of everything else to the All-Star game.

DL James Castleman, 6-2, 300, Sr., Oklahoma State
Vastly underrated, Castleman will pick up where Barnett left and will finish with better stats than Barnett.

DL Shawn Oakman, 6-9, 275, Jr., Baylor
He is huge and he is getting better every day. He had 10.5 tackles for loss last season.

LB Bryce Hager, 6-2, 235, Sr., Baylor
One of my favorite players to watch in the Big 12 as he is a real old-fashioned linebacker that makes lots of tackles.

LB Ben Heeney, 6-0, 230, Sr., Kansas
He is the leading returning tackler in the league with 99.

LB Eric Stryker, 6-0, 217, Jr., OU
My pick for Defensive Player of the Year, Stryker makes a lot of big plays as he is more comfortable rushing the quarterback but he can cover some too.

DB Kevin Peterson, 6-0, 185, Jr., Oklahoma State
The best corner last season in the Big 12 according to some OCs in the league, and he will expect to be the best in the Big 12 this season.

DB Sam Carter, 6-1, 215, Sr., TCU
Carter had five interceptions last season.

DB Isaiah Johnson, 6-1, 210, Jr., Kansas
Came in last season as a national champion off that junior college title team at Iowa Western. Johnson had five interceptions last season.

DB Quandre Diggs, 5-10, 204, Sr., Texas
Diggs is a really good player but he has to reach the point where he won't disappear.

P Nick O'Toole, 6-3, 215, Jr., West Virginia
This may be a really good year to have O'Toole as he could have a heavy load going with lack of offense.

KR Tyreek Hill, 5-10, 185, Jr., Oklahoma State
Remember he had set three school record in the 60 meters and another school mark the first time he ran the 200 meters before he even practiced football. He is my vote for Newcomer of the Year.


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