5 best Big 12 offensive players against WVU

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Allen Lazard

If Allen Lazard played for any team besides Iowa State, he may not even be in college for his senior season. He has the size, skill and speed to be playing in the NFL right now.

At 6-foot-5, 222 pounds, Lazard is an inviting target and a tough body to bring down. His hands are superb as well.

Last year, Allen Lazard was fifth in the Big 12 with 84.8 receiving yards per game, a mark that was in the top 30 nationally. He also set a new ISU record with six 100-yard receiving games.

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Last year against West Virginia, Lazard had one of his trademarked 100-yard receiving games with four catches for 103 yards. Lazard also burned the Mountaineers for a 67-yard receiving scoot.

According to SI.com, he is the No. 94 player in the country. The website said, “Often underappreciated because he plays in Ames, Lazard has been among the most consistent wide receivers in college football the past two seasons. The former four-star recruit could have played for more prestigious programs but opted for Iowa State, the team he grew up rooting for and where his dad played. He again had an opportunity to head for greener pastures with the ability to declare early for the NFL draft but chose to return to the Cyclones for his senior season. Now Lazard will aim to build on a 2016 campaign in which he caught 69 passes for 1,018 yards.”

Iowa State so desperately wants to crack into the Big 12 elite. For this season, the Cyclones have a chance when they throw a lot to Lazard.