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Per CBS, Texas RB Malcolm Brown is the draft's most sure-handed runner, fumbling only once every 619.0 touches.

In an absolutely loaded running back class, Brown could be a nice find in the latter stages of Day 3. He's a former five-star recruit, has an exceptional character and work ethic, doesn't turn the ball over, runs low to the ground with authority, and has both speed and agility. The tools never really added up at Texas, however. We see a poor man's DeMarco Murray.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 4 - 10:57 PM

Texas DT Malcom Brown has "some upside", an NFL scout said.

"Typical Texas guy," said the scout. "Has talent but little bit of an underachiever. He has more ability than he's showing. He can be a three-technique or a shade." The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2014. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes, Brown was the first Longhorn DT since Tony Degrate (1984) to lead the school in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (15) in a season.
Mar 2 - 1:07 AM

Chicago Tribune's Matt Bowen believes Texas senior CB Quandre Diggs could be an option for the Chicago Bears and could "compete for a roll as a nickel or dime defender in Fangio's system."

"Diggs projects as a core special teams player who should produce on coverage units, and I think he can compete for a roll as a nickel or dime defender in Fangio's system. One of my favorite players from the Senior Bowl, the Texas product can contribute to a Bears secondary that needs to get younger and more athletic as a mid- to late-round selection," Bowen wrote. Although Diggs lacks the ideal size at the next level, the Texas prospect shows great instincts and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. The four-year starter played in 80 percent of the snaps in his career at Texas.
Feb 27 - 3:17 PM

Texas DT Malcom Brown is "a prototype three-technique," said NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.

Meaning that Brown slots best to a 4-3 team. Mayock called him "quick and disruptive." Brown, a consensus top-10 recruit out of high school, posted a 5.05 clocking in the 40 with a 10-yard split of 1.75 seconds. The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2014, leading the Longhorns with 15 tackles for loss, six sacks and eight quarterback hits.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 11:16 PM

Texas Edge Cedric Reed will not go through Combine drills due to meniscus surgery recovery.

Reed will still bench press. We had not heard about the meniscus injury until Rand Getlin tweeted it out in January. We think Cedric put together some solid flashes this years, albeit a bit under the radar.
Feb 20 - 10:52 AM

Texas DT Malcom Brown "can cement his status as a riser at the combine with good showings in the 10-yard split in his 40-yard dash and in the broad jump, among other drills," NFL Media analyst Charles Davis wrote.

Davis believes Brown will wow evaluators in any drills that show power and short-area quickness. "With Brown, Danny Shelton, Eddie Goldman and Jordan Phillips among the top interior defensive linemen -- other than Leonard Williams -- in this year's draft, Brown can distinguish himself from the pack by showing he can get up the field the quickest," Davis wrote. "Teams will want to see his upper-body strength (bench press) and lower-body power and explosiveness (broad jump)." Davis' colleague Mike Mayock said Brown "to me is a first-round guy all day long" earlier this week.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 7:08 PM

Texas DT Malcom Brown "to me is a first-round guy all day long," said NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.

"Love his size," Mayock said. "He's 6-2, 320. He's stout versus the run. He can push the edge, push the pocket. I think he'll go somewhere in the 20s, between 20 and 32. ... He's a low-risk investment and a really good football player." Brown enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2014, leading the Longhorns with 15 tackles for loss, six sacks and eight quarterback hits. ESPN's Todd McShay has projected Brown as a top-50 pick. We agree.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 3:46 PM

An AFC area scout said Texas LB Jordan Hicks will "probably be a coach after he's done with football."

"He loves it that much. His problem is that it's hard to project the player fitting into his traits because he struggles to make plays outside of the scheme," the scout said. The 6-foot-2, 244-pound Longhorns prospect recorded 299 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in his five-year career. "Smart and loves the game of football. Scouts say the staff at Texas raves about the way Hicks lifts, prepares for games and takes care of his body. Has football character in spades," NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 15 - 9:07 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong confirmed his team will use a spread offense in 2015.

"We know we need to open it up some," Strong said. The head coach added they may not completely turn it over to the spread. Jerrod Heard and Tyrone Swoopes will compete for the starting job.
Feb 4 - 3:20 PM

Four-star 2015 QB recruit Kai Locksley changed his commitment from FSU to Texas.

Locksley did not wait until signing day, which is Feb 4. Some thought Locksley would switch over to receiver if he stuck with FSU, his original commitment. Maybe Charlie Strong promised the recruit he will stay at quarterback.
Feb 3 - 11:13 AM

Texas WR John Harris caught three balls for 16 yards in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase.

After rarely seeing the field in his first three seasons, Harris broke out by catching 64 passes for 1,015 yards and seven touchdowns this past year. Harris "is a physical receiver who also saw some time at tight end during his career, and was a solid special-teams player," College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin recently wrote. The former four-star recruit was a high school high jumper and boasts good size (6-foot-2, 218 pounds).
Feb 1 - 3:39 PM

Texas WR John Harris "is a physical receiver who also saw some time at tight end during his career, and was a solid special-teams player," observed College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.

Brown is playing in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase. He broke out in a big way this season, posting 68 catches for 1,051 yards and seven touchdowns after accruing only nine receptions for 190 yards in his first three years. A four-star recruit from the Lone Star State, Brown was a high school high jumper and boasts good size (6-foot-2, 218 pounds).
Source: NFL.com
Jan 31 - 3:03 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline notes that Texas senior CB Quandre Diggs "does not possess classic measurable, but showed enough skill this week to get late-round consideration."

The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder saw a nice little stock uptick last week due to his work at the Senior Bowl. Diggs can play outside as well as manning the slot, which certainly adds to the appeal of Quentin Jammer's brother. The four-year starter ended his Texas career tied for ninth on the school's all-time interceptions list with 11, and ninth all-time with 37 career pass breakups. Diggs was a three-time All-Big 12 selection (2011, 2013, 2014). The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski believes Diggs "could be a mid-round steal" for "teams looking for a nickel defensive back."
Jan 29 - 7:14 PM

Texas junior DT Malcom Brown made his debut on Mel Kiper's Big Board at No. 20.

"What you really like about Brown is that, for a player with his quickness and solid-looking frame at around 320 pounds, he's not just looking for the splash plays and trying to penetrate on every play -- he looks like he could -- but is also a good run defender, playing with awareness, good leverage and a good anchor," Kiper wrote. "His emergence makes this class deeper, and I wouldn't be surprised if he continues to rise because you can see the potential for more from him." The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2014, leading the Longhorns with 15 tackles for loss, six sacks and eight quarterback hits.
Jan 28 - 11:21 PM

The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski believes Texas senior CB Quandre Diggs "could be a mid-round steal" for "teams looking for a nickel defensive back."

"Diggs made one of the plays of the game [at the Senior Bowl] when he tricked Bryan Bennett into thinking he was in man coverage in the slot, before leaving his position in a zone scheme to jump a route intended for Central Florida receiver Rannell Hall," Rybaltowski wrote. "At Texas, Diggs flourished in a nickel role – the same position manned by his brother Quentin Jammer, a 12-year NFL veteran." The two-time All Big-12 selection finished ninth all-time in school history with 11 career interceptions. Diggs essentially started from the day he stepped onto campus. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder can play outside as well as manning the slot.
Jan 27 - 12:12 AM


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