Texans Aplenty, Longhorns Few

Throughout social media on Friday night, people pointed out the fact that the state of Texas kept cranking out NFL caliber recruits, but that they were passed over by the home-state Longhorns.

They weren't wrong. The first three rounds of the NFL Draft have come and gone and 11 Texans found new NFL homes, including the top two picks in Andrew Luck of Stanford and Robert Griffin III of Baylor. Ryan Tannehill, Michael Brockers and Kendall Wright were also first rounders, while Kelechi Osemele and LaMichael James went in the second.

Third-round selections included Josh LeRibeus, Michael Egnew, Jamell Fleming and Nick Foles.

The Big 12 had 10 players drafted over those same three rounds. In addition to Texans Griffin, Tannehill, Wright, Osemele, Egnew and Fleming, Justin Blackmon and Brandon Weeden went, both in the first round. Ryan Broyles was a second-rounder, while fellow Sooner Donald Stephenson went in the third.

Don't expect the Longhorn shutout to go much longer though. Both Keenan Robinson and Kheeston Randall are projected to go in the fourth-to-fifth round range, while Emmanuel Acho is projected as a fifth-to-sixth rounder. And as many as six other Longhorns are waiting to see whether their names will be called on Saturday.

Typically, people don't pay as much attention to the last few rounds of the draft, but as a Longhorn fan, it could make for some interesting television.

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