Alyssa Chrisope, reporter: Nic Shimonek
Jarret Johnson, publisher: Shimonek
Joe Yeager, senior writer: D.J. Polite-Bray
Zach Tanner, reporter: Shimonek
Fans, Tech's are the best: Shimonek. Also receiving votes: Keke Coutee, defensive line
Alyssa: Keke Coutee
Joe: Dylan Cantrell
Fans: Cantrell. Also receiving votes: Shimonek, Coutee
Alyssa: Jah'Shawn Johnson
Jarret: Broderick Washington
Joe: D'Vonta Hinton
Zach: Octavious Morgan
Fans: Morgan. Also receiving votes: Broderick Washington, Joe Wallace, D.J. Polite-Bray
Alyssa: Nelson Mbanasor
Jarret: Octavious Morgan
Joe: Jack Anderson
Zach: Eli Howard
Fans: Morgan, Vaughnte Dorsey. Also receiving votes: Tony Jones
Top Surprise Performer
Alyssa: T.J. Vasher
Jarret: Lonzell Gilmore
Joe: Justus Parker
Fans: Polite-Bray. Also receiving votes: Gilmore, Shimonek, Howard
Top Position Group
Alyssa: Defensive line
Joe: Defensive Backs
Fans: Receiver. Also receiving votes: Defensive line, secondary
Top Spring Moment
Alyssa: When Nelson Mbanasor got a monster tackle behind the line of scrimmage in one of the practices I was at.
Jarret: Shimonek's 25-yard bullet off his back foot with pressure in his face to TJ Vasher to convert a third down in the Lubbock scrimmage.
Joe: Keke Coutee catches an intermediate ball over the middle, and with some help from Cameron Batson, and a lot of fancy footwork of his own, houses it from about 78 yards in Saturday Night Lights.
Zach: Nick McCann's TD
Fans: Frisco/Make-A-Wish kids. Also receiving votes: Kingsbury's culture change, McCann's interception for a touchdown, Da'Leon Ward being OK after the scare
Most Important Recruit Visitor
Alyssa: It was Aaron Cochran…but we know how that turned out.
Jarret: Tanner Mordecai on junior day at the beginning of spring ball.
Joe: Aaron Cochran
Biggest Team Strength
Alyssa: Wide receivers
Jarret: Passing game
Joe: receiving depth and overall talent
Zach: receiver depth
Fans: Receiver. Also receiving votes: Defensive back depth, passing attack, attitude.
Biggest Team Concern
Alyssa: Offensive line
Jarret: Running game
Joe: generating a pass rush
Zach: Interior offensive line
Fans: Offensive line. Also receiving votes: Running back, defensive end.
Alyssa: Defense does look improved, but I am not giving them full credit until the season starts.
Jarret: The defense has upgraded personnel and depth with more help to come in the summer, though a lack of a dominant pass rusher is troubling. Offensively, the passing attack looks stout with Shimonek behind center and an elite receiving corps to distribute the ball to. There doesn't appear to be a bonafide star in the running back room, but perhaps a collection of players who all do at least one thing well. The inexperienced offensive line struggled mightily all spring and is a major concern moving forward.
Joe: The defense has upgraded its speed, depth and athleticism considerably. But has it upgraded enough? That defense was starting from a very low baseline. Offensively Nic Shimonek will be a good quarterback. But will he be Taylor Potts good or Graham Harrell good? That will tell much of the offensive story in 2017. I also believe the offensive line is already showing improvement, and if that's so, it will be massive for the Red Raiders because a stout line will make Tech's offense two-dimensional rather than unidimensional.
Zach: This is a wildcard team that has regressed offensively and improved defensively. Not sure where that nets out, but I'm betting they're a fringe bowl team. 7-6 after an average regular season and a bowl win to save Kingsbury's job.
Fans: The overall evaluation from Texas Tech fans who responded to these questions is renewed hope generated from a change in attitude by Kliff Kingsbury and the whole program, a strong performance this spring by the defense and an impressive group of receivers. However, the poor showing from the offensive line this spring, lack of a proven pass rusher and recent struggles of the team under Kingsbury has produced an overall feeling around the program of "I'll believe it when I see it."