Texas Football 2018 Mock Draft: Where will the Longhorns land?

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The Texas Longhorns may have one former player being selected in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft, but Connor Williams isn’t going to be the only one that has his name called this year.

Texas Longhorn football is a brand synonymous with great football tradition. A tradition that translates into NFL grade talent, Texas currently boasts 27 former players who are active on NFL rosters.

Some of the former Longhorns include Earl Thomas (2010) of the Seattle Seahawks, De’Onta Foreman (2017) of the Houston Texans, Justin Tucker (UDFA 2012) of the Baltimore Ravens, and Derrick Johnson (2005) of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Here is the next batch of Texas players to throw their name into the NFL Draft hat.

Texas. Connor Williams. 2. 32. . G. player. Round 1, No. 15 overall

Round 1, No. 15 overall: Connor Williams provides athleticism and depth to an Arizona team that needs some help with their offensive line. Williams is also a versatile player that has stated that he will play any position the team that drafts him needs.

Williams had a solid combine performance showing that he is fully recovered from the knee injury that sidelined him this past season.

Bench Press: 26 reps
40-Yard Dash: 5.05 seconds
Vertical Jump: 34.0 inches
Broad Jump: 112.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 7.83 seconds
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.63 seconds

The All-American guard is terrific agains the run and has excellent awareness and athleticism when it comes to pass protection.

While many think the Cardinals will take a quarterback in the first round, improving their offensive line specifically in the left guard position that has been riddled with injury and inconsistency, should be their first priority to stabilize their pass protection.