No Longhorns were selected in the 2022 NFL draft

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No Texas Longhorns were selected in the 2022 NFL draft for the first time since 2014.

Kicker Cameron Dicker and defensive back Josh Thompson received NFL combine invites and hoped to hear their names called but had no luck. The two should have some options at their disposal as undrafted free agents.

Looking ahead to next season, Texas is expected to fare better in the 2023 NFL draft. Bijan Robinson leads a talented group of Longhorns who will be pro-eligible next April.

Steve Sarkisian is tasked to produce more NFL talent in a hurry. Texas’ last first-round pick was Malcolm Brown way back in 2015. The 2005 draft was the last season where Texas had a first-rounder taken from the offensive side of the ball.

Putting more players in the league shows the strength of a program and serves as a valuable recruiting tool.

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