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2017 Schedule
5-7, 6th in Big 12
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6dMax Olson

On the spot: Texas Tech RB Da'Leon Ward

Freshman Da'Leon Ward came on toward the end of 2016 to lead the Red Raiders in rushing, and more will be expected of him in his second season.

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Texas Tech has already matched its total of ESPN 300 commits from the 2017 class with an early commitment from ESPN 300 receiver Gabriel Douglas of Denton (Texas) Ryan High School. Douglas is the No. 297 player overall and is the headliner of a Red Raider class that also features two other highly-coveted receivers in Treveon Johnson and Jaylon Robinson.

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6dMel Kiper

Kiper's favorite 2017 draft prospects at every position

A steamroller running back. A former basketball player. Even a former walk-on who could be a first-round pick. Mel Kiper picks 23 of his favorite prospects -- and adds round projections for each.

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Mahomes' big arm makes him an intriguing prospect (1:47)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury on Patrick Mahomes being a 1st-round pick next week: "I think he will go much earlier than most project."

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8dMatt Bowen

Which quarterback fits the Chiefs best?

Any QB Kansas City drafts wouldn't have to play right away, so perhaps the Chiefs should target a high-ceiling player who needs time to develop.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Texas Tech DT Breiden Fehoko is transferring to LSU. Fehoko chose Tigers over Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, Louisville. He was a two-year starter at Texas Tech and a top-100 recruit in 2015.

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There were 12 instances during Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes' college career in which he led the Red Raiders' offense to at least 50 points, but his team lost four of those games. The 21-year-old likely won't have to deal with such setbacks at the next level.

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Patrick Mahomes II on choosing Texas Tech

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II dishes on his decision to become a Red Raider, choosing football over baseball, transitioning to an NFL offense, his areas for improvement and his draft expectations.

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Mahomes II learned discipline watching MLB stars (1:08)
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Patrick Mahomes II on transitioning to NFL

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II dishes on transitioning to a pro-style offense, why he chose football over baseball, whether he pays attention to mock drafts and learning from Kliff Kingsbury.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texas coaching community lost an all-time great today. Former Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes has passed away at the age of 79, a school spokesperson confirmed Monday. Dykes served as head coach of the Red Raiders from 1986-1999 and went 82-67-1. He earned coach of the year honors three times in the Southwest Conference as well as in the Big 12's inaugural 1996 season.

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