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Big 12 post-spring position rankings: WR

Now that spring practice is done, we're updating our Big 12 position rankings.

We pick up this series with the wide receivers and tight ends:

1. Oklahoma State (previous ranking: 1): Quarterback Mason Rudolph said this spring that LSU transfer Tyron Johnson was Oklahoma State's best receiver in space with the ball in his hands. Considering the other components of the Cowboy receiving corps, that's an incredible compliment and underscored just how deep this Cowboy wideout unit will be.

2. TCU (2): KaVontae Turpin's absence from the team for most of spring ball was troubling, even if he did return just before TCU's spring game. In the meantime, coach Gary Patterson called out this group for not helping QB Kenny Hill enough. The Horned Frogs have tremendous depth and more talent on the way in ESPN 300 signee Jalen Reagor. But as Patterson noted, somebody needs to step up and give Hill the security blanket of a go-to option.

3. Iowa State (4): The trio of All-Big 12 wideout Allen Lazard, Deshaunte Jones and ESPN JC50 addition Matthew Eaton could be the strongest Iowa State has boasted in years. The group will be even stronger if talented tight end Chase Allen continues his recovery from last summer's car accident to give the Cyclones offense another dimension.

4. Texas (6): Six-foot-6 Collin Johnson looked the part of a No. 1 receiver in Texas' spring game, catching eight passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns. With Armanti Foreman, Devin Duvernay, Jerrod Heard, John Burt and Dorian Leonard all back to flank him, wide receiver appears to finally be on the way to becoming a strength in Austin again.

5. Texas Tech (3): The Red Raiders took a hit here when 2016 leading receiver Jonathan Giles announced last week that he would be transferring. Still, Tech has the next top three receivers from last season returning in Cameron Batson, Dylan Cantrell and Keke Coutee -- the latter having particularly established himself in recent weeks. If the Red Raiders can finally get physical specimen Derrick Willies going on the outside, they could have four different receivers finish with more than 50 catches for a second straight season.

6. Oklahoma (8): The Sooners landed one of the most high-profile grad transfers over the spring in Kentucky's Jeff Badet, who topped the SEC last year in yards per catch. He'll likely take over the role of Dede Westbrook as Baker Mayfield's go-to deep threat. The continued emergence of Jeffery Mead was a positive development this spring, as well. Mead hauled in a 70-yard TD in OU's spring game.

7. Kansas (7): Alabama transfer Daylon Charlot looked the part of impact receiver in Kansas' spring game, reeling in 45 receiving yards and a touchdown. The addition of Charlot to the duo of Steven Sims Jr. and LaQuvionte Gonzalez, who combined for 134 receptions last season, has the chance to produce Kansas' best receiving corps since the Mark Mangino era.

8. Kansas State (5): Cal transfer Carlos Strickland has continued to turn heads this offseason, catching four passes for 62 yards in K-State's spring game. Corey Sutton transferring away won't help the depth, but Isaiah Zuber's spring emergence was encouraging.

9. West Virginia (9): With his QB days firmly behind him, David Sills returned to West Virginia from his brief juco stint and quickly positioned himself this spring as a go-to receiver for new QB Will Grier. In West Virginia's spring game, Sills was terrific with six receptions for 98 yards. With Gary Jennings and Jovon Durante seemingly primed to take on bigger roles, and Ka'Raun White well on his way back from a leg injury, this receiving corps heads into the fall with momentum.

10. Baylor (10): Snagging former Tennessee running back and future Baylor wide receiver Jalen Hurd was a big get for the Bears. Unfortunately for them, he won't be eligible until 2018. Former defensive back Tony Nicholson, who was exclusively a returner last year, led the Bears in receiving with eight catches in the spring game, demonstrating how green this group will be this season.