Tyler Lockett is the third member of his family to play wide receiver for Bill Snyder at Kansas State, so the 74-year-old coach knows what the family lineage can bring to an offense.
He also knows the perils of building solely around the All-American wide receiver. Not only has he been prone to injury, it also handcuffs what the Wildcats can do offensively
That's why it doesn't matter whether a wide receiver is running with the first team or the scout team, everybody who lines up for No. 20 Kansas State carries the same expectations. It was that way in a season-opening win over Stephen F. Austin. And it will surely be that way when the Wildcats open Big 12 play Saturday at Iowa State.