"Were putting a lot of pressure on Henry right now because hes working both (sides of the ball)," Brown said. "Hes got a lot on him at this point."
Melton played two series at DE against Texas Tech but only carried the ball against Baylor (two carries for seven yards, two TDs) in October. He had 16 yards on five totes Saturday against Oklahoma State but fumbled on the goal line in the fourth quarter.
However, Brown believes Melton actually scored on the carry before his turnover.
"It looked like the ball was in the end zone by a foot," Brown said. "The only thing I can see is that the whistle must have blown. I thought he had forward-progress. The second time, he was trying to do the same thing and they stripped the ball from his hands. Obviously, we shouldnt fumble either way. But I thought the first one was a touchdown."
Several recruiting services listed the 6-3, 270-pounder as a prototypical NFL DE when he was signed out of Grapevine in February, 2005. The sophomore has yet to be listed on Texas depth chart at DE despite the emphasis at practice. Melton played defense against pass-happy Texas Tech to give down-linemen a chance to catch their breath. Conversely, Oklahoma State took just 49 snaps Saturday which is why Melton saw limited action on defense.