The 6 Best Texas Football Players For 2016

The Texas Longhorns have struggled in recent years, but Charlie Strong has added plenty of young talent. But for Texas to push for the Big 12 title this year, they need that young talent to step up and develop. Several of of those players are already in the process of doing that. With that in mind, we've put together the six best Texas Football players for 2016. And yes, several worthy athletes just missed out. 

6. RB Chris Warren III

Warren was stuck as the No. 3 RB in Texas, and still racked up 470 yards and four scores on only 71 carries. Warren was a highly touted recruit and the sophomore is primed for a big season. And get this - he's not even the highest rated RB on the list. 

5. CB Davante Davis

Davis, along with the next player on this list, played big roles in their first season. Davis took over as the starter later in the season, recording 35 tackles and a pick. He should take a big step forward in his second season. 

4. CB Holton Hill

The Hill-Davis combo should give QBs serious problems this yeah. And impressive tackler, Hill racked up 49 tackles plus four pass breakups. His best play was a pick-six against Oklahoma State. His NFL future might be at safety, but for now, he and Davis form a lanky cornerback tandem. 

3. OT Connor Williams

Williams is just a sophomore, but was as steady as a senior at left tackle. He still needs to fill out his frame, but Williams should be even better this year at LT. He has a future as a NFL left tackle and should be one of the better tackles in the Big 12 this year. 

2. RB D'Onta Foreman

Here's the other RB mentioned. Despite nearly 30 less carries than Jonathan Gray, Foreman led the team in rushing with 672 yards. He added five TDs and could be in for a breakout year with Gray gone. He and Warren form one of the best young backfield combos in the country. 

1. LB Malik Jefferson 

There might not be a better MLB in the country than Jefferson. As just a true freshman last year, Jefferson racked up 61 tackles, including seven for loss and 2.5 sacks. Those figures came despite missing time with injuries. If Jefferson is healthy (and he should be), he could become one of the best players in all of college football. His ceiling is that high. 

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