We already got into the Big 12 quarterbacks last week. If you want to check those rankings out, you can find them here. This week we’ll get into the rankings for all of the other positions on offense as we get closer to Week 0. In terms of NFL prospects, the Big 12 is not near the level as the SEC and Big 10. But there are plenty of great athletes to watch this year. I didn’t get into tight ends because I just don’t know much about the group of guys in the conference. Charlie Kolar is easily number one in the country. Outside of him, there is a lot of upper classmen in the conference but I’ll pay closer attention and have some rankings by the time conference play starts.
LD Brown deserves some love even though he just missed the list. He showed a lot of promise behind Chubba Hubbard last year. I think he could be a breakout player in the conference this year.
5. Deuce Vaughn
Deuce Vaughn broke the 1,000 yard mark for all purpose yards in his first season on campus. With Skylar Thompson back, he should be able to put up good numbers with his threat of both running and throwing.
4. Kennedy Brooks
When Kennedy Brooks opted out for the 2020 season, it made it very tough on the Sooners backfield room. He was the veteran of the group and a leader. Other guys were able to step up which makes this a scary group that teams have to be ready for. He’ll share touches with Eric Gray, the Tennessee transfer, but I think Brooks gets the majority of the touches and gets back to his 2019 form.
3. Bijan Robinson
Bijan Robinson is a former five start recruit that showcased his big play ability with 8.2 yards per carry. Tom Herman refused to use him despite being the better running back. In Sarkisan’s offense, Robinson should be able to shine. The line will improve from the coaching of Kyle Flood and Sark’s creative gameplan will be able to torch some of the defenses in the Big 12
2. Leddy Brown
Leddy Brown has done the most with the least amount of help over the last two years. He had one of the worst offensive lines in the country in 2019 but he still managed to get 367 yards. As a junior, he rushed for over 1,000 yard and 9 touchdowns in only 10 games. This year’s line is the best he’s had so he should be able to increase his draft stock.
1. Breece Hall
Hall not only is the top returning running back in the Big 12, he might be the best in the country. He led the country in rushing yards in 2020, doubling his output from the year prior. He had 8 multiple touchdown games and will look to be the first Big 12 running back to take home the Heisman since Ricky Williams.