Will Connor Williams become a Bengal? Will Malik Jefferson become a Patriot?
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 Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, ESPN’s Todd McShay, Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling, WalterFootball.com’s Charlie Campbell and the crew at Drafttek. Miller and Drafttek mapped out the entire draft while Campbell and Easterling each covered four rounds.
Mock Draft Round-up: Part VIII
|Bleacher Report||ESPN||Draft Wire||WalterFootball.com||DraftTek|
|OL Connor Williams||Cincinnati (12th overall)||Detroit (20)||Cincinnati (12)||San Francisco (59)||Cleveland (33)|
|LB Malik Jefferson||New England (43)||n/a||Miami (42)||Pittsburgh (60)||New England (63)|
|DB DeShon Elliott||Buffalo (96)||n/a||Kansas City (122)||Atlanta (90)||Denver (71)|
|DB Holton Hill||LA Rams (195)||n/a||n/a||Arizona (134)||Tennessee (25)|
|DL Poona Ford||Tennessee (199)||n/a||n/a||n/a||Dallas (116)|
|P Michael Dickson||Houston (211)||n/a||n/a||n/a||Kansas City (209)|
Last week, we looked at Easterling and Campbell’s predictions as six Longhorns prepared for the NFL Combine. With the combine now in the rearview mirror, let’s see if the Longhorns’ stocks are rising or falling in the eyes of those prognosticators.
Easterling had Williams as the 12th overall pick before and after the combine. Jefferson, Elliott and Hill each tumbled in his post-combine predictions, though. In Campbell’s post-combine draft, Williams and Hill stayed steady, Jefferson was taken four picks earlier and Elliott slipped 10 spots.
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