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Seven Longhorns make PFF’s top 150 NFL Draft Big Board

It’s been a strong offseason for Texas draft hopefuls. Several Longhorns dominated the NFL Combine this year to significantly improve their draft stock, a testament to the player development in Austin under head coach Steve Sarkisian’s staff.

Texas could now realistically have 10 players selected in the 2024 NFL draft. Six of those players should hear their name called within the first three rounds.

Trevor Sikkema of PFF recently updated his 2024 NFL Draft Big Board of the top 150 prospects and seven Longhorns were mentioned. Defensive tackle Byron Murphy landed at No. 9 overall and should be the first Texas player off the board on Day 1.

Murphy is a gifted defensive lineman in both the strength and speed categories. He is a versatile three-down player who brings plus abilities as a run defender and a pass rusher, projecting as a first-round impact starter for any front.

Wide receiver Adonai Mitchell (No. 30), tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders (No. 51), running back Jonathon Brooks (No. 56), wide receiver Xavier Worthy (No. 68), defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat (No. 74), and offensive tackle Christian Jones (No. 126) were also included.

The 2024 NFL draft begins on Thursday, April 25 in Detroit.

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