1. Mason Rudolph
Weight: 230 Pounds
Year: Rising Senior
Rising senior QB Mason Rudolph announced, along with wide receiver James Washington, that he would return to OK State for his senior season. Rudolph is the clear starter for the Cowboy offense in 2017. The biggest question remains who his backup will be.
Rudolph threw for more than 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns, with only four interceptions last season. Gundy already mentioned that Rudolph could get less work in Spring Practice to get the other QB’s on the roster extra snaps.
Anticipation still looms from OK State fans to see the progression of Rudolph in the Spring Game. Even with his decorated Cowboy football career so far, most of the reliance for OK State’s success in 2017 still falls on Rudolph’s shoulders.
Rudolph could still use improvement with consistent accuracy in the intermediate passing game and making quick reads under pressure. His progression in 2017 will largely determine where he gets drafted when the 2018 NFL Draft comes around.