2. Taylor Cornelius
Weight: 225 Pounds
Year: Redshirt Junior
The only other quarterback on the Cowboy football Spring roster that has taken more than five snaps in FBS competition is the junior QB Taylor Cornelius. However, Cornelius only has 72 career passing yards in college. Most of those 72 passing yards came in the OK State victory over FCS opponent Southeastern Louisiana, last season.
Cornelius is the first name that comes to mind when thinking of who could backup Rudolph this season. Yet, there’s going to be an open competition throughout Spring Practice. Cornelius got some good exposure in the last two Spring Games, and the same is anticipated for this year.
At 6’6″, Cornelius definitely has the height to succeed in offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich’s system. He is the second tallest QB on the Spring roster.
Seeing Cornelius’ composure and improved reads at all levels in the passing game are the most important parts for Gundy to determine his place on the depth chart for the upcoming season.
A poor showing this Spring could cause Cornelius to slide down the depth chart very quickly, though. There is a plethora of talented and young quarterbacks on OK State’s roster that would love to own the backup spot behind Rudolph. Yet, Cornelius controls his own destiny in the battle for the backup quarterback spot.