The five best wide receivers Texas Tech will have to face in 2024

The Big 12 will feature some of the best wide receivers in the nation this season and these five will present challenges for the Texas Tech defense.
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Jaylin Noel. Jaylin Noel. player. . . 3. 461. Tech. . Senior

One of two fantastic wide receivers for Iowa State, Jaylin Noel is a player that the Red Raiders will have to contend with this season. Last season, he was a second-team All-Big 12 selection and now he returns to lead the Cyclones' receiving corps.

Noel started 11 of 12 games last season. The Kansas City native finished with 66 receptions for 820 yards and seven receiving touchdowns. What's more, he also handled kick and punt return duties averaging 8.5 yards per punt return and 27.2 yards per kick return.

Though he averaged 12.4 yards per catch last season, he had only two 100-yard games. One of those performances, though, was a monster 160-yard day against Kansas State that saw him find the endzone twice while catching only three passes in total.

Noel will team with Jayden Higgins to give Iowa State a stout pair of wide receivers. Between them, they had 1,803 yards and 13 TDs last fall.