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College football guru and ESPN Insider Phil Steele released his All-Big 12 team on Monday.
Here it is:
QB: Trevone Boykin, TCU
RB: Samaje Perine, Oklahoma
RB: Shock Linwood, Baylor
WR: Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma
WR: Corey Coleman, Baylor
WR: Josh Doctson, TCU
OL: Spencer Drango, Baylor
OG: Sedrick Flowers, Texas
C: Kyle Fuller, Baylor
OG: Alfredo Morales, Texas Tech
OL: Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech
DE: Shawn Oakman, Baylor
DT: Andrew Billings, Baylor
DT: Davion Pierson, TCU
DE: Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State
LB: Ryan Simmons, Oklahoma State
LB: Nick Kwiatkoski, West Virginia
LB: Eric Striker, Oklahoma
CB: Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma
S: Karl Joseph, West Virginia
S: Orion Stewart, Baylor
CB: Duke Thomas, Texas
K: Josh Lambert, West Virginia
P: Taylor Symmank, Texas Tech
PR: Cameron Echols-Luper, TCU
KR: Alex Ross, Oklahoma
You can see Steele's Big 12 second, third and fourth-team here.
A few thoughts on his teams:
No argument with Steele's first-team offensive skill players. But that second team crop is pretty stout, too.
No TCU offensive linemen on Steele's first team. Joey Hunt or Halapoulivaati Vaitai are certainly deserving of consideration, though. The Horned Frogs boast one of the best offensive lines in the league.
Linebacker is tricky. There are seven to eight players who are pretty close. Steele went with the seniors. Interestingly, Texas true freshman Malik Jefferson was named fourth team. I can't disagree with that, either.
After West Virginia's Karl Joseph and Oklahoma's Zack Sanchez, secondary is tricky, too. Baylor's Orion Stewart has first-team ability, though Kansas State's Dante Barnett and Oklahoma State's Jordan Sterns are coming off better seasons. The Longhorns really need Duke Thomas to perform like a first-team CB.
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