Will Connor Williams become a Titan? Will Malik Jefferson become a Bill?
With the NFL Draft upcoming, Texas will have no shortage of professional prospects. Williams, an offensive lineman, and Jefferson, a linebacker, both entered the draft after leaving a year of eligibility on the table. As did punter Michael Dickson, running back Chris Warren III and defensive backs DeShon Elliott and Holton Hill. Defensive tackle Poona Ford and receiver Armanti Foreman are among the UT seniors who could catch the attention of NFL scouts.
The NFL Draft doesn’t kick off until April 26. That leaves plenty of time for all-star games, pro days and mock drafts. So, what are the NFL insiders seeing in their crystal balls when it comes to the Longhorns?
This week, we’re pulling from the first-round predictions made by The Ringer’s Danny Kelly, Bleacher Report’s Timothy Rapp, Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling, WalterFootball.com’s Charlie Campbell and NFL.com’s Chad Reuter. Campbell, Easterling and Reuter’s mock drafts covered four rounds.
Mock Draft Round-up: Part VII
|The Ringer||Bleacher Report||Draft Wire||WalterFootball.com||NFL.com|
|OL Connor Williams||Tennessee (25th overall)||Tampa Bay (7)||Cincinnati (12)||San Francisco (59)||Dallas (19)|
|LB Malik Jefferson||n/a||Buffalo (21)||Pittsburgh (28)||Cleveland (64)||San Francisco (70)|
|DB DeShon Elliott||n/a||n/a||Houston (98)||Houston (80)||Cleveland (65)|
|DB Holton Hill||n/a||n/a||Seattle (120)||Arizona (134)||Chicago (115)|
|P Michael Dickson||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||NY Giants (102)|
Six of the aforementioned Longhorns will participate in the NFL Combine, which heats up on Friday. During the previous two years, only defensive lineman Hassan Ridgeway (2016) and running back D’Onta Foreman (2017) represented Texas at the annual showcase of draft-bound talent. Both players were eventually drafted.
Our Cedric Golden will be on the scene at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend. American-Statesman reporter Suzanne Halliburton also previewed the NFL Combine in Thursday’s newspaper.
PAST MOCK DRAFT ROUND-UPS
- January 19, 2018
- January 26, 2018
- February 2, 2018
- February 9, 2018
- February 16, 2018
- February 23, 2018
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