No 1st teamers.
Three 2nd teamers.
Seven players total. (OU, 19...Baylor, 14...Texas, 14...TCU, 13...Kansas St, 12...West Va, 10...Texas Tech, 9...Kansas, 8...Iowa St, 6)
That's right. Steele gives the Jayhawks more players on this list than OSU.
This is not the only "mystey" selection he made.
How about Jake Waters as 2nd team QB? Seriously? Walsh was a better QB during his bad season. Waters couldn't even hold down the starting job on his own team.
How about Boykin (WR) and Bell (TE) getting mentions at positions they've never previously played?
***CORRECTION*** Thanks to a reader (and a Sooner at that), I missed that Boykin actually caught 26 passes last season. That doesn't change the fact that this is still a mystery pick for me. His impact as a WR was minimal (22 rec for 7.8 ypc and no TD's) for someone who is included on this list. Nick Harwell of KU sat out last season after transferring from Miami, OH. How does that guy get listed above ANYONE? The last time he saw the field, he led the Redhawks with 68 receptions in 2012. The Jayhawks completed 154 passes in 2013, and their leading receiver was a RB (Sims) with 25 receptions.
Good luck, Nick.
How does Tyreek Hill NOT get a mention?
This is one of the first of many meaningless preseason lists that generally indicate the bias of the list maker, reputation of the program, or that the list maker didn't do very thorough homework.
Outside of that, one thing is clear.
Just about every "big time" name returning for OSU is on this list.
I could go on and on about the vagaries of many of Steele's choices, but I'll leave that to you in the comments.