Kansas State's secondary has the potential to be one of the best in the country in 2017.
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Many of the top recruits in the Big 12 were committed to other Big 12 programs, including four-star wide receiver Jalen Reagor of TCU.
A pair of underclassmen landed in Mel Kiper's positional rankings, including the top fullback of the group.
From Oklahoma's Creed Humphrey, who's already earning praise from Bob Stoops, and across the Big 12, here are some names you should know for 2017.
Kansas State has the stability in its special teams to be ranked No. 1. How do the rest of the Big 12 teams fare after spring practice?
A look at the defensive back rankings in the Big 12, which is led by the Kansas State trio of D.J. Reed, Duke Shelley and Kendall Adams.
TCU's linebacker duo remains in the pole position to enter summer.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Laird Veatch, who was in the running of the AD job at Kansas State, has been named executive associated AD at Florida. The Wildcats recently hired Gene Taylor to replace John Currie as AD.
Coming out of spring, the Longhorns still rate as the conference's best defensive line for 2017. Which Big 12 teams are on their heels?
Quarterback Will Grier looked sharp in West Virginia's spring game and could make the Mountaineers a team to watch this fall.
Oklahoma's offensive line has eight returnees with starting experience, including the best lineman in the Big 12. That solidifies the top spot.
With spring practice done, we're updating our Big 12 position rankings. Here are the running backs, and West Virginia remains one of the best groups.
Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph push their teams atop the Big 12 QB rankings; Will Grier looks good at West Virginia.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said he is feeling "fine" and continues to follow his doctor's instructions during his recovery from throat cancer treatments.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Kansas State reserve WR Corey Sutton announced over Twitter that he's transferring. Sutton caught four passes last season as a freshman.
The state of Oklahoma should feel good about its two Big 12 teams heading into the fall.
Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer
The Vikings took Edmond Robinson in 2015 with the 232nd pick, the same spot they took Elijah Lee on Saturday. The 6-foot-3 Robinson could provide a template for Lee, another rangy linebacker who will have to learn how to play with more power in the NFL. Lee's range in the open field could make him a candidate to play on passing downs, as he hopes to follow in Robinson's footsteps.
Bengals add Jordan Willis to D-line
Mel Kiper Jr. likes the work ethic of Cincinnati's third-round pick, although the Kansas State defensive end's tape isn't as impressive as his workout numbers.
Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer
The Jaguars pick fourth in the third round behind Cleveland and back-to-back picks by San Francisco. Possibilities: DE Jordan Willis (if he makes it), G Dan Feeney, TE Jake Butt.
Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer
Beyond the QB's, plenty of options for the Niners here as well, though the safety market dried up a bit in the second round. Cornerbacks like Akhello Weatherspoon and Desmond King are still on the board. Other players to watch: Toledo RB Kareem Hunt, Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp, Clemson TE Jordan Leggett and Iowa TE George Kittle. Kansas State pass rusher Jordan Willis also still on the board.
Kansas State returns plenty of starters from last season's nine-win team, so why not shoot for the playoff? An offense that can't keep up in the Big 12 and a leaky pass D will stop the Wildcats.
Kansas State's Dalton Risner's versatility helps place him among the top returning linemen in the nation.
Kansas State can boast one of the best secondaries and offensives lines in the Big 12, but there are questions marks with the D-line and linebackers.
Here's a look at the top players on each Big 12 roster for next year's NFL draft.
The Wildcats return the offensive core from a team that averaged 33 points while winning six of its final seven games. But they've struggled so far.