On NFL draft day, every Longhorn fan will be glued to their television or computer, curious to see what uniform their favorite Longhorns will put on in the big leagues.
The Longhorns have a number of prospects who could be taken in this year’s NFL draft, and ESPN’s draft-day guru Mel Kiper gives his take on when and where the Longhorns will be selected.
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Leading the way is All-American defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat. Jeffcoat led the Longhorns with 69 total tackles in 2013 despite an injury-plagued junior year.
“Jeffcoat has that burst off the edge that you want in a pass rusher in this pass-happy NFL where pass rushers are needed,” Kiper said.
Kiper went on to predict that Jeffcoat will be a second or third round pick.
Elsewhere, placekicker Anthony Fera, who transferred to Texas two years ago from Penn State, is Kiper’s No. 1 placekicker on his “big board.” Kiper says he could be a “late round possibility.”
Wide Receiver Mike Davis, who led the Longhorns in touchdown receptions this past year, was once considered a third round possibility. Kiper now sees him being selected in day three of the draft. Cornerback Carrington Byndom is also projected to go on the third day.
To see Kiper dissect this year’s NFL draft and predict when the Longhorns will be selected, see the video player below.