Preview 2017: CFN All-Big 12 Team & Top 30 Players

Preview 2017: CFN All-Big 12 Team & Top 30 Players

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Preview 2017: CFN All-Big 12 Team & Top 30 Players

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Who are the best and brightest stars of the Big 12 going into the 2017 season? Welcome to the CFN All-Big 12 Team & Top 30 Players.


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Big 12 Team Previews 
Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State
Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | TCU | Texas
Texas Tech | West Virginia

2017 All-Big 12 Team & Top 30 Players

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2017 CFN Preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year

QB Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma

Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph might be the better pro prospect, and his battery mate James Washington might be the nation’s top receiver. But it’s still Baker Mayfield’s conference as he tries to make it three Big 12 titles in a row.

The perfect fit for the Sooner offense, Mayfield has thrown for close to 7,700 yards with 76 touchdowns and 13 rushing scores with a mere 15 interceptions, and if he stays in one piece, his career stats are going to the astronomical.

But all that matters is whether or not he takes down another conference championship, and a second trip to the CFP in three years. He might just be in the mix for the Heisman along the way, too.

2017 CFN Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

LB Travin Howard, Sr. TCU

If all goes according to plan under Tom Herman, Texas LB Malik Jefferson could be the league’s top defensive player, and Kansas pass rushing terror Dorance Armstrong should be a star, but he plays for Kansas. But Travin Howard, along with Ty Summers, should make the biggest impact in what should be a resurgent year for the TCU D.

The 6-1, 210-pound Howard might not be built like a big-time pass rusher, but that’s what he could be at times. More than that, he’s a top tackler coming up with 130 stops last year highlighted by a 19-tackle day against Texas Tech. Expect more of the same.

2017 CFN All-Big 12 Offense

QB – Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma

RB – Justin Crawford, Sr. West Virginia

RB – Terence Williams, Jr. Baylor

WR – Allen Lazard, Sr. Iowa State

WR – James Washington, Sr. Oklahoma St

TE – Mark Andrews, Jr. Oklahoma

OL – Orlando Brown, Jr. Oklahoma

OL – Zach Crabtree, Sr. Oklahoma St

OL – Dalton Risner, Jr. Kansas State

OL – Austin Schlottman, Sr. TCU

OL – Connor Williams, Jr. Texas

2017 CFN All-Big 12 Defense

DE – Dorance Armstrong, Jr. Kansas

DT – Poona Ford, Sr. Texas

DT – Will Geary, Sr. Kansas State

DE – K.J. Smith, Sr. Baylor

LB – Travin Howard, Sr. TCU

LB – Malik Jefferson, Jr. Texas

LB – Chad Whitener, Sr. Oklahoma St

CB – D.J. Reed, Jr. Kansas State

S – Tre Flowers, Sr. Oklahoma State

S – Steven Parker, Sr. Oklahoma

CB – Jordan Thomas, Sr. Oklahoma

2017 CFN All-Big 12 Special Teams

PK – Clayton Hatfield, Jr. Texas Tech

P – Michael Dickson, Jr. Texas

KR – Byron Pringle, Jr. Kansas State

PR – Tony Nicholson, Soph. Baylor

2017 CFN All-Big 12 Top 30 Players

1. QB Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma

2. QB Mason Rudolph, Sr. Oklahoma St

3. WR James Washington, Sr. Oklahoma St

4. OT Connor Williams, Jr. Texas

5. LB Travin Howard, Sr. TCU

6. LB Malik Jefferson, Jr. Texas

7. DE Dorance Armstrong, Jr. Kansas

8. WR Allen Lazard, Sr. Iowa State

9. DE K.J. Smith, Sr. Baylor

10. CB Jordan Thomas, Sr. Oklahoma

11. CB D.J. Reed, Jr. Kansas State

12. RB Justin Crawford, Sr. West Virginia

13. LB Chad Whitener, Sr. Oklahoma State

14. DT Will Geary, Sr. Kansas State

15. TE Mark Andrews, Jr. Oklahoma

16. LB Ty Summers, Jr. TCU

17. RB Terence Williams, Jr. Baylor

18. DE Breckyn Hager, Jr. Texas

19. LB Al-Rasheed Benton, Sr. West Virginia

20. DE/LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Sr. Oklahoma

21. OT Orlando Brown, Jr. Oklahoma

22. QB Will Grier, Jr. West Virginia

23. LB Jordyn Brooks, Soph. Texas Tech

24. QB Shane Buechele, Soph. Texas

25. S Steven Parker, Sr. Oklahoma

26. QB Jesse Ertz, Sr. Kansas State

27. QB Kenny Hill, Sr. TCU

28. OT Dalton Risner, Jr. Kansas State

29. LB Emmanuel Beal, Sr. Oklahoma

30. S Trey Flowers, Sr. Oklahoma State

2017 CFN Big 12 Preview: Young Coaches, New Era

CFN Preview 2017: All 130 Team Previews
Big 12 Team Rankings
Every Big 12 Team’s QB Situation
Big 12 Bowl Projections

Big 12 Team Previews 
Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State
Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | TCU | Texas
Texas Tech | West Virginia

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