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Connor Williams, Malik Jefferson drafted by Cowboys, Bengals

Connor Williams and Malik Jefferson raise the number of Longhorns drafted by NFL teams to 338, the 11th-highest total of any school in the country (photos courtesy of texassports.com; graphic by Horns Illustrated).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — The ranks of Texas Longhorns in the National Football League grew by two Friday, when Connor Williams and linebacker were drafted.

Williams was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys with the 18th pick in the second round; Jefferson was snatched up by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 14th pick in the third round, the 78th overall selection.

Williams has been a fixture at left tackle for the Longhorns, earning first-team All-America honors in 2016, but Dallas head coach Jason Garrett said