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Texas senior LB Jordan Hicks has "shown some physicality in Mobile after generally relying on his athleticism at Texas," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"He has the speed to meet backs on the perimeter and has enough agility and recognition for coverage responsibilities. Hicks has also shown some physicality in Mobile after generally relying on his athleticism at Texas," Rang wrote. The Longhorns prospect recorded 299 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in his five-year career. Hicks did have a pair of injury-plagued seasons (2012-13) but recorded 147 tackles in 2014, and was named a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, for his efforts.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 22 - 2:50 PM

Texas junior DT Malcom Brown will forgo his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Brown enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2014, perhaps making this decision easy. He earned six All-American honors from various publications, was named a Walter Camp All-American, and was a finalist for both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player) and the Outland Trophy (top interior lineman). The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder led the Longhorns with 15 tackles for loss, six sacks and eight quarterback hits in 2014. ESPN's Todd McShay has projected Brown as a top-50 pick. We agree.
Jan 8 - 5:54 PM

Texas senior edge rusher Cedric Reed played the 2014 season with a torn meniscus, according to Rand Getlin.

Reed will have surgery now and could miss part of the draft process. Many hyped Reed heading into this season, and Getlin notes the edge rusher's explosiveness was impacted. He finished with 5.5 sacks on the season, three of which occurred against West Virginia.
Jan 5 - 10:13 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay writes that "few humans" have Texas junior DT Malcom Brown's combination of size, quickness and strength.

If you've ever seen the 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown man the middle of Texas' defense, you no doubt agree. "He also has the versatility to play all along the line of scrimmage and is disruptive with a good motor," McShay wrote. "If he leaves for the draft after this season, I think he'll go in the top 50 picks." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported earlier this week that Brown is leaning towards entering the 2015 NFL Draft. As McShay mentions, Brown is likely to go in the top 50 if he does so.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:39:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports Texas junior DT Malcom Brown is leaning towards entering the 2015 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown is currently graded as a Round 2 pick, though he could easily work his way into the back end of Round 1 if he performs well for scouts over the winter. On that note, Brown told reporters last month that a top-two round projection would prompt him to enter the draft. If he hasn't changed his mind, expect an announcement soon.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 05:31:00 PM

Texas senior RB Malcolm Brown accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Keep an eye on Brown leading up the draft. He's a former five-star recruit who has size (6-foot, 215 pounds), speed and agility scouts crave. The production has never matched the skills, however, and evaluators will have to ascertain if that's Brown's fault, or the fault of his collegiate coaches. A generous projection of Brown would be that of a poor man's DeMarco Murray.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Texas redshirt senior WR John Harris will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Obviously most fifth year seniors enter the draft, but we are guessing Harris could have gained a sixth year of eligibility if he wanted one due to an early career injury. After failing to make much of an impact in three seasons, Harris broke out by catching 64 passes for 1,015 yards and seven touchdowns this year.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Texas senior LB Jordan Hicks accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Hicks leads the school in tackles (136), is second in tackles for loss (12) and fourth in interceptions (2). Coming off a torn ACL, Hicks' resurgent campaign includes being named a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, given to the top defensive player in nation. The 6-foot-2, 244-pound linebacker hadn't made it through a full season since 2011. To have done so -- and done so in style -- is a boon for his draft stock.
Source: Senior Bowl
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Texas senior CB Quandre Diggs accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

The two-time All Big-12 selection is ninth all-time in school history with 11 career interceptions. Diggs has essentially started from the day he stepped onto campus. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder can play outside, or man the slot. "Diggs has good, not great, size and speed for the position and shows natural field and ball awareness, keeping his head on a swivel and his anticipating route combinations," wrote CBS Sports analyst Dane Brugler over the summer. "At times he doesn't have the lower body burst to break on the ball in time and clearly lacks quick-twitch movements, but he plays the game with a veteran sense."
Source: Senior Bowl
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 07:36:00 PM

Texas sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes completed 20 of 34 attempts for 200 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions in the school's 48-10 loss to TCU.

Swoopes is just not there yet as a complete quarterback, but with a full offseason as the school's starter he might get there. That could be said for a number of Texas players, and year two under Charlie Strong will be an interesting case study.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Texas senior DE Cedric Reed is "playing his best football since coming to Texas," according to an NFL scout.

The scout made the comment as part of a larger point that Charlie Strong has turned around Texas' defense in short order. "It's too bad Texas wasn't able to hire Charlie Strong a year earlier. It's like night and day watching Texas defensive players from 2013 to now," the AFC North scout said. NFL.com additionally passed along that scouts say senior LB Jordan Hicks and senior CB Quandre Diggs look "way more consistent" on tape, and junior DT Malcom Brown has "become one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in the Big 12."
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Texas redshirt senior C Dominic Espinosa (broken right ankle) won't seek a sixth season of eligibility.

He retired from the game of football in a letter posted to social media, available at the link below. Espinosa's ankle injury was significant, making this news unsurprising. Prior to going down, he had started 40 straight games.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 09:14:00 PM

Former Texas senior RB Joe Bergeron, now of D-II Texas A&M Commerce, allegedly punched, slapped and shoved a female student on Oct. 9.

"What we uncovered and found to be accurate was that he was involved in an incident off-campus," A&M-Commerce athletics director Ryan Ivey said. "We don’t believe that it was as severe as the incident report is." According to the police report, the victim and Bergeron’s group of friends argued at a bar in Commerce, a dispute that followed them to the Kappa Alpha fraternity house. Allegedly, the victim slapped Bergeron's cup from his hand and he responded by punching her in the face. She followed him inside, where he shoved her against a wall, according to the report, and then Bergeron slapped her when she approached again. The incident got Bergeron suspended for one week in October by Texas A&M-Commerce head coach Colby Carthel. "We talked to a number of people, those that were there, those that were outside of it," Ivey said. "We interviewed a number of people and just felt like what we did, the punishment fit his involvement."
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 09:54:00 PM

According to Chip Brown of HornsDigest.com, the SEC would not support a bowl match-up between Texas and Texas A&M.

Brown wrote that according to two sources close to the situation, "SEC officials have indicated to bowls with SEC and Big 12 tie-ins that the SEC won’t support a Texas vs Texas A&M postseason match-up." The reasoning is, apparently, because Texas A&M would lose face both for its program and its conference if they tripped up in the game. For his part, Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has previously said that he doesn't want his school to face A&M. Patterson's head coach, Charlie Strong, would actually like the two schools to face off again at some point, but it doesn't appear that it will be happening soon.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong said that his team "wasn't comfortable" having a five-loss season.

He went so far as to say that a five-loss season "will never happen in this program again." The eternal optimism is nice, though "never" is a long time. Strong's team is on a three-game winning streak and has put together some nice efforts against the likes of West Virginia and Oklahoma State. "It's great to see this team continue to get better," Strong said.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 08:07:00 PM


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