Texas Football: 10 most problematic players on Oklahoma State

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With how much the Oklahoma State defense lost in the front seven during the offseason, there was going to be growing pains this fall from the outset. Second-year former Duke Blue Devils defensive coordinator Jim Knowles found a way to respond strong for the Pokes in last week’s win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

However, one player that emerged for the Oklahoma State defensive line that helped fill the gaps of all the losses this offseason is redshirt freshman defensive end Tyler Lacy. On a defensive line rotation that is filled with first and second year players, Lacy came to the forefront right away.

Gundy and Knowles were thrilled with the way Lacy fared in fall camp and he seemingly earned that starting role from the get go in the season opening win over the Oregon State Beavers. This 6-foot-4 and 265 pound standout pass rusher is much quicker than most would expect.

In the last two games, Lacy could be found blowing up the backfield on multiple occasions. In the win over Tulsa, he racked up six total tackles. He also numerous quarterback hurries and even one pass deflection. Watch out for him to try and challenge a stout Longhorns offensive line and try to get junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger moving around in and out of the pocket.