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Four Longhorns Will Try the UDFA route

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NCAA Football: Texas at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

D’onta Foreman was the only Longhorn drafted this weekend. Big 12 disease. Obviously, Tom Herman will be looking to correct that trend quickly - there’s no reason that West Virginia should be outpacing the Texas Longhorns in the NFL Draft over the last four years.

Or Utah. Or Temple.

Meanwhile, Paul Boyette (Raiders), Kent Perkins (Bengals), Tyrone Swoopes (Seahawks) and Caleb Bluiett (Jags) all inked UDFA contracts and will try their hand at earning their spot on a NFL roster the hard way. It can be done and all four players are headed to teams with some needs at their position. Recall that former Longhorn OL Trey Hopkins went this route three years ago and is still drawing a paycheck with the Bengals.

And going a bit further back, former Longhorn Priest Holmes turned out to be one of the most productive free agents in NFL history. 11 years, 94 touchdowns and 3 NFL All Pro teams isn’t shabby.

Good luck.