2012 Roster Shape
2012 Outlook: Likely Finished
Texas wanted to grab another middle linebacker, and grabbed two potential standouts at the position in Cole and De La Torre. Cole could even play outside if needed. But the jewel on the outside is Jinkens, a rangy and explosive athlete who fits what Texas wants from the position. Between those three, and the 2011 class of Steve Edmond, Kendall Thompson and Tevin Jackson (technically Jackson was 2010, but he enrolled with the 2011 class), Texas has a nice two-deep of young players to build on.