College Football News Preview 2020: Top Texas Longhorns Players
Best Texas Longhorns Offensive Player
QB Sam Ehlinger, Sr.
Okay, okay, Sam Cosmi is actually the most talented and best player on the team – at least that’s what the NFL types are going to think come draft time – but Ehlinger is the heart-and-soul leader who has been through the wars and has been even better than he gets credit for.
No, he hasn’t won a Big 12 Championship, and no, he hasn’t led the team to the College Football Playoff, but he has thrown for 8,870 yards and 68 touchdowns with 22 picks to go along with 1,525 rushing yards and 25 scores.
The 6-3, 230-pounder has the NFL size, arm, and toughness, and he should be in for another superstar statistical season again.
2. OT Sam Cosmi, Jr.
3. RB Bijan Robinson, Fr.
4. RB Keaontay Ingram, Jr.
5. WR Brennan Eagles, Jr.
Best Texas Longhorns Defensive Player
LB Joseph Ossai, Jr.
The 6-4, 255-pounder had a nice first season with 20 tackles, and then last year it all came together with a team-high 90 stops with five sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, and two picks.
An all-star in the classroom and soon to be one on the field – at least, more than just receiving honorable mention recognition – he bulked up, should be even more dangerous at getting into the backfield, and he might just grow into even more of a hybrid pass rusher on the outside when he gets his chances. He’s a disruptive force.
2. S Caden Sterns, Jr.
3. DT Ta’Quon Graham, Sr.
4. CB D’Shawn Jamison, Jr.
5. LB Juwan Mitchell, Jr.