ESPN’s Top 25 players in the Big 12 for 2011
March 12, 2012 8:47 am, CDT

By: Flint Harris

RG3 tops the list of ESPN's Top 25 players in the Big 12 in 2011. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben has released his complete ranking of the Top 25 players in the Big 12 in 2011. To no surprise RG3 is #1, but do you agree with the rest of the rankings. First, Kendall Wright had more yards, but less touchdowns and receptions than Justin Blackmon so I can concede that one. How high would Henry Josey have finished had he stayed healthy? I would have moved Arthur Brown up the list, and Jake Knott down a tad as Brown had more tackles for loss and sacks for a better team. Raise your hand if you had Ryan Swope being the A&M receiver on this list before the season and not Jeff Fuller. Mr. and Mrs. Swope you can put your hands down now.

Oklahoma State had five players on the list, OU and A&M had four each, Iowa State, Kansas State, and Baylor each had three, Texas had two, and Missouri had one. Kansas and Texas Tech had zero. Amazing with all of the great recruiting classes, Texas has zero offensive players and only two players total in the Top 25. Not sure how Missouri thinks James Franklin is going to be the best QB in the SEC we he cannot reach the Top 25 in the Big 12.

The Big 12 is dominated by offense with five players in the top 5. In the SEC version, the only offense player in the top 11 was Trent Richardson. The contrast of styles is more evident than ever before.


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