2. Chris Lacy
Position: Wide Receiver
Predecessor: Jhajuan Seales/Austin Hays
It’s hard to pinpoint an exact predecessor for Lacy. Both Seales and Hays took away looks that Lacy might have gotten from Rudolph otherwise. Nonetheless, Lacy gives OK State another dimension on offense. He is a unique and underrated talent that could finally get put into the spotlight next season.
Lacy put up quality numbers this season. He caught 31 passes for 489 yards and three touchdowns. Lacy had huge games against Texas Tech and TCU combining for more than 200 receiving yards and a touchdown. Potential to be a great possession receiver on the outside showed against TTU and TCU. However, with Washington returning for another season Lacy could still remain in the shadows.
There’s an opportunity for Lacy to take the role of a top three receiver next season along with Washington and either Jalen McCleskey or Marcell Ateman. Moreover, so much firepower returns to OK State’s offense that not one player gets all the spotlight.