The Big 12 lost a lot talent this offseason due to transfers, the NFL draft and players graduating. Only two teams return at least 15 starters, while the other eight are left to study the depth chart and ask younger players to step up.
This is where freshmen come into play.
The 2013 recruiting class was kind to the Big 12, as many teams landed top recruits out of high school and others picked up valuable JUCO players.
There are plenty of freshmen wide receivers to keep an eye on and one Big 12 powerhouse has a safety who could start his first season.