Ranking Texas Tech Football’s Position Groups

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Nov 29, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Baylor Bears safety Terrell Burt (13) breaks up a pass intended for Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Devin Lauderdale (6) during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

8. Receiver

Though he never stepped into the primary receiver role, enough can’t be said about Bradley Marquez’ time as a Red Raider. His three-dozen career starts are filled with clutch catches, big plays in key situations and, most importantly, high-character leadership. Even playing in the shadows of Darrin Moore, Eric Ward, Jace Amaro and Jakeem Grant, Marquez still managed to catch 155 passes for 1866 yards and 17 touchdowns.

That said, Texas Tech’s over-reliance on the passing game and subsequent failure to score touchdowns is what ultimately killed the season. Receiver was easily the most disappointing position this year because they simply couldn’t hang on to the ball. 34 times they dropped passes in Big 12 play, even sure-handed guys like Grant, Marquez and Dylan Cantrell.

Even Devin Lauderdale’s crazy touchdowns couldn’t make up for all the missed opportunities this year.