Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson (46) sacks Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park (10) at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on Sept. 28, 2017. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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This week in NFL mock drafts: Will the Saints add another Longhorn?

Posted January 26th, 2018

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Will Connor Williams become a Jet? Will Malik Jefferson become a Saint?

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 these NFL insiders seeing in their crystal balls when it comes to the Longhorns?

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This week, we’re pulling from the first-round predictions made by Bleacher Report’s Joseph Zucker, CBS Sports’ R.J. White, CBS Sports’ Chris Trapasso, SB Nation’s Dan Kadar and Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling. Easterling went four rounds deep on his mock draft.

Mock Draft Round-up: Part II

 Bleacher ReportCBS SportsCBS SportsSB NationDraft Wire
OL Connor WilliamsNY Jets (6th overall)Arizona (15)LA Chargers (17)Seattle (18)Cincinnati (12)
LB Malik JeffersonN/ANew Orleans (27)New Orleans (27)N/ANew Orleans (27)
DB DeShon ElliottN/AN/AN/AN/ANew England (64)
DB Holton HillN/AN/AN/AN/AAtlanta (122)

If CBS Sports and Draft Wire are right about Jefferson, Texas fans will have another reason to root for the Saints. Ex-Longhorns Alex Okafor and Kenny Vaccaro are already on the New Orleans defense.

PAST MOCK DRAFT ROUND-UPS

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