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Assessing Longhorn Draft Prospects

D'Onta Foreman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

At Inside Texas, we’ve broken down a lot of reasons Texas went 5-7 last year. There’s that botched defensive offseason install. Youth. A self-immolating high volume offense that treated 3rd down like Nahlin treats a Denny’s restroom after midnight. Poor staff accountability. Questionable player development. Disorganization. Horrendous special teams. Bad luck.

Post spring football then and now: Defensive backs

Deshon Elliott (Will Gallagher/IT)

As promised, I’ll break down the entire roster based on what we know of each player to this point. Remember, a player’s story is never fully written until his eligibility is fully exhausted. How many gave up on guys like John Harris, Mykkele Thompson, and Steve Edmond? The answer, way too many people.

The Inside Scoop – 4/17/17

Byron Hobbs, JaQualyn Crawford, Leon O'Neal, Al'Vonte Woodard, Jalen Green, Keondre Coburn, and BJ Foster with Texas coach Tom Herman. (h/t Crawford)

With over 50 prospects on hand for Saturday’s Orange-White game, the feedback was good as the attendance was surprising.

And that’s one of the reasons for these scrimmages; to have fun, generate excitement in the program, and wrap up Spring ball in a positive manner. Mission accomplished.

Fridays in the Humidor – 4/14/17

Max Wright (Joe Cook/IT)

T-minus 24 hours until kickoff of the Orange-White scrimmage from DKR and there’s a hint of momentum in the air. After Texas landed its quarterback for 2018, Casey Thompson of Southmoore (OK), his pledge may be the signal from the light Tower to all the ships (recruits) approaching Austin harbor. UT didn’t just get a Chris Leak-type passer for the next class, they also snagged a key recruiter in the race for talent in 2018.

Stream of Consci__sness: 4/12/17

Rafiti Ghirmai (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Junior Day was to create momentum and it did. The spring game should compound that momentum, and as you’ve seen in the other thread, Texas has a very nice list of RSVP’s for Saturday’s event. We could see a commit or two go down this weekend, but that’s not for certain.