Texas offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi (52) holds up the "Hook 'Em Horns" gesture after Texas defeated West Virginia 42-31 in an NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Morgantown, W. Va. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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After asking for NFL feedback, Samuel Cosmi to return to Texas’ offensive line in 2020

Posted January 6th, 2020

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When Texas opens its 2020 football season, Samuel Cosmi will still be on the Longhorns’ offensive line.

Cosmi announced on Monday that he will return to Texas’ football team next season. A redshirt sophomore, Cosmi had recently sought feedback from the NFL’s draft advisory committee. Sam Ehlinger also submitted paperwork to the draft advisory committee, but UT’s junior quarterback has yet to reveal this plans.

It is unclear what grade Cosmi received from the draft advisory committee. Had Cosmi entered the draft, he would have been looking to join Connor Williams as the only Longhorn linemen selected since 2008.

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Over the past two seasons, Cosmi has started 26 times. He moved from right to left tackle this past fall and his sophomore-year highlight film included a touchdown run at West Virginia. The 6-7, 300-pound Cosmi was an honorable mention in 2019 for the Big 12’s offensive lineman of the year award.

In 2020, Cosmi will presumably anchor an offensive line that is set to return the versatile Derek Kerstetter and right guard Junior Angilau. The Longhorns do need to replace longtime starting center Zach Shackelford. Additionally, left guard Parker Braun was a graduate transfer this past season.

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