Texas senior and 2018 first team All-Big 12 DB Kris Boyd was selected in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft with the 217th overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings. Boyd is the second Longhorn to be picked in the 2019 NFL Draft.
In spring of 2018, Calvin Anderson still believed in his dream of going to the NFL. Anderson started 36 straight games for the Rice Owls at left tackle. He could have taken his chances and entered the 2018 NFL Draft out of Rice. He had one more year of eligibility, and wanted to use it to improve his draft stock on a bigger stage.
Safety DeShon Elliott was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 190th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday at AT&T Stadium. Elliott is the first Longhorn safety to be drafted since Mykkele Thompson went in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Punter Michael Dickson was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 149th pick in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday at AT&T Stadium. He is the first punter taken within the top 150 picks in the draft since 2012, when Bryan Anger was taken by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round.
MESQUITE — Linebacker Malik Jefferson was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 78th overall pick in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Friday at AT&T Stadium. He becomes the first Longhorn linebacker since Jordan Hicks was a third-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015. He is the highest linebacker selected in the draft since Derrick Johnson was a first-round pick in 2005 by the Kansas City Chiefs.
DALLAS — Offensive lineman Connor Williams was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 50th overall pick in the second of the 2018 NFL Draft on Friday night at AT&T Stadium. Williams becomes the 338th Longhorn all-time to be selected in the draft and the first Longhorn offensive lineman since Tony Hills in 2008.