Over the course of the next several days, we'll take a look at every position on the Texas roster, with every player's star-ranking figured in. From that, we'll be able to draw conclusions on whether stars are an accurate rating of a position's strength. While there will certainly be outliers — a five-star bust can inflate a position's ranking just as easily as a three-star overachiever can deflate one, proportionate to the position's performance — at first glance, they do seem to give a general indication of where the Longhorns' struggles have been.
Below is each position's average star ranking according to Scout.com. Only one position had a player who wasn't ranked — Marquise Goodwin — so he wasn't counted as part of the ranking.
Quarterback: 3.0 average star ranking
Running Back: 4.0
Wide Receiver: 4.29 (one non-ranked, didn't count)
Tight End: 3.38
Offensive Line: 3.81
Defensive End: 4.6
Defensive Tackle: 3.75
We'll get into each position more in-depth in each individual story. But for now, the outliers appear to be wide receiver — inflated somewhat by Darius White's five-star ranking — and defensive tackle, which was deflated by a three-star ranking for Kheeston Randall.
But other than that, don't they appear to be a pretty accurate indicator of where this team's strength lies?