When Malcom Brown hit the field, everyone else stopped to watch. Brown, a projected mid-first round pick, was the star of Texas' pro day as expected Tuesday. The coveted defensive tackle stood by his NFL scouting combine testing numbers but did perform positional drills run by three NFL defensive line coaches: the Colts' Gary Emanuel, the Lions' Kris Kocurek and the Bengals' Jay Hayes.
Before Texas begins its first season under Charlie Strong, we're taking a deep dive into all the talent he inherits in 2014. Our Burnt Orange Breakdown series takes a closer look at each scholarship player returning this fall and what we can expect from him.
In 2008, the Big 12's strongest position was quarterback with a deep roster that featured Heisman winner Sam Bradford, Heisman finalist Colt McCoy and national passing champ Graham Harrell, among several other noteworthy QBs.
about 505 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
The Big 12 has plenty of senior talent returning to the conference in 2014. ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper has multiple Big 12 standouts atop his position-by-position lists of top seniors available in the 2015 NFL Draft, and several underclassmen also make appearances on Kiper's lists of top non-senior NFL prospects for 2015.
about 535 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Texas Longhorns
Only one Big 12 player is projected to be an first-team All-American on Phil Steele's Preseason All-American teams, which were released on ESPN.com on Friday. The conference had 13 players earn honors on the four preseason All-American squads selected by Steele.
about 539 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Texas Longhorns
On Wednesday, we ranked the Big 12 position-by-position from strongest to weakest. Last season the strongest position of the league was defensive back, headlined by Justin Gilbert, Jason Verrett, Ahmad Dixon, Aaron Colvin and Ty Zimmerman, among others.
about 554 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Two weeks ago, we ranked every team in the Big 12 position-by-position coming out of the spring. Putting that together, we've ranked the overall league position-by-position. In other words, what is the league's strongest position?
about 555 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Though the 2014 NFL draft ended just last weekend, ESPN Insider Todd McShay posted his way-too-early 2015 mock draft on Wednesday. McShay had three Big 12 players going in his mock first round: Baylor QB Bryce Petty 15th overall to the Houston Texans, TCU DE Devonte Fields 25th overall to the San Francisco 49ers and Oklahoma LB Eric Striker 29th overall to the Green Bay Packers.
about 561 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns