MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Ultimately, Baker Mayfield and Mason Rudolph could battle over conference player of the year honors, the Davey O’Brien Award and maybe even a Heisman.

Quarterbacks, especially great ones, become glory magnets. But the Gold & Blue Lunch Report wraps up its countdown of the Big 12’s Top 50 players with another player at the top, Oklahoma State receiver James Washington.

Watch today’s video to hear why.

For accounting purposes, Oklahoma led the way with nine players in our field, while Oklahoma State’s eight tied for second-most with West Virginia. (Those were the only Big 12 teams to post double-digit wins last year.)

Today’s list, plus links to previous segments:
1. Oklahoma State receiver James Washington
2. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield
3. Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph
4. Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams
5. Oklahoma cornerback Jordan Thomas

Previous — Big 12’s Top 50 players: 10-6
6. West Virginia quarterback Will Grier
7. TCU linebacker Travin Howard
8. Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown
9. Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill
10. West Virginia safety Kyzir White

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11. West Virginia safety Dravon Askew-Henry
12. Oklahoma linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
13. West Virginia running back Justin Crawford
14. TCU running back Kyle Hicks
15. Kansas defensive end Durance Armstrong

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16. West Virginia guard Kyle Bosch
17. Iowa State receiver Allen Lazard
18. TCU receiver/returner KaVontae Turpin
19. Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner
20. Texas defensive tackle Poona Ford

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21. K-State cornerback DJ Reed
22. Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson
23. Oklahoma guard Ben Powers
24. K-State defensive end Reggie Walker
25. Oklahoma safety Steven Parker

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26. Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews
27. Baylor defensive end K.J. Smith
28. Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise
29. Texas running back Chris Warren
30. Baylor linebacker Taylor Young

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31. Texas defensive end Malcolm Roach
32. Baylor running back Terence Williams
33. Oklahoma State offensive tackle Aaron Cochran
34. Oklahoma State receiver Marcell Ateman
35. Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz

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36. Oklahoma State receiver Jalen McClesky
37. Oklahoma linebacker Caleb Kelly
38. TCU safety Nick Orr
39. Texas quarterback Shane Buechele
40. West Virginia cornerback Corey Winfield

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41. Texas Tech receiver Keke Coutee
42. West Virginia linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton
43. Oklahoma receiver Jeff Badet
44. Oklahoma State linebacker Chad Whitener
45. Kansas running back Octavious Matthews

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46. West Virginia receiver Ka’Raun White
47. Kansas State running back Alex Barnes
48. Oklahoma State safety Ramon Richards
49. TCU quarterback Kenny Hill
50. Kansas State receiver Byron Pringle

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