To call Steve Sarkisian’s first season at Texas a disappointment would be an understatement. The Texas Longhorns finished with an embarrassing 5-7 record, including a 3-6 mark in conference play, and missed a bowl game. For a blue blood like Texas football, a season under .500 is unacceptable.
Texas’ disappointing season continued in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Longhorns had no players selected in the entire draft for the first time since 2014.
Texas needs a bounce-back season before its move to the SEC in 2025. Fortunately for the Longhorns, they look from last year with the addition of quarterback Quinn Ewers. 247Sports ranked the Ohio State transfer as the best player in the 2021 recruiting class, and he should provide a much-needed boost to the Longhorns.
With an outstanding 2022 recruiting class, Texas hopes to bounce back and assert itself as a true national title contender. Unlike last season, the Longhorns have clear NFL talent on their roster in 2022. Some players even have the potential to go in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Texas Football 2023 NFL Draft Prospects
3. Isaiah Neyor
A newcomer to the Longhorns, Neyor shined last season at Wyoming. The Fort Worth native racked up 848 yards and 12 touchdowns while averaging 19.95 yards per reception. He led the Mountain West in both touchdowns and average yards per catch.
Neyor decided to play closer to home, and Texas will certainly benefit from his addition. Xavier Worthy had a great season for the Longhorns with 981 yards and 12 touchdowns but no other receiver surpassed 400 yards. Neyor and Worthy will combine to form a great receiver duo that any defense will have to prepare for.