Since the meteoric rise of the predominantly passing offense in the NFL, the free safety position has become one of the most valued positions on any team. Now, we are witnessing former Longhorn Earl Thomas transform the second defense of his career in this hard-to fill-role in the 2019-20 NFL season.
Parker Coody stood anxiously awaiting as his tee shot on the seventh hole sailed far right of the fairway bunkers that lined the cart path at the Southern Highlands Golf Club. It wasn’t out of play, but it stuck in the branch of a tree.
This year, the NFL Combine invited four Texas Football players: wide receivers Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson, safety Brandon Jones and defensive lineman Malcolm Roach. With none of them rated as first-round prospects, the stakes are high as these players try to improve their draft status and potential earnings.
Texas’ last two opponents, No. 12 Stanford and No. 17 Pepperdine, proved to be forces, leaving the Longhorns with two consecutive losses — one at home and one on the road. Now, Texas is coming home with its focus on No. 16 Michigan.