Predicting Where Every Texas Player Will Be Picked In The 2017 NFL Draft

As the current Texas Longhorns focus on spring practice, several former players are following their dreams of playing in the NFL. Unfortunately, few Texas players have a chance of being drafted this year. But where will those players be selected? 

This list only focuses on the players who are likely be taken during the NFL Draft. Although players like Dylan Haines, Paul Boyette, Jacorey Warrick and Caleb Bluiett were at the Texas Pro Day, they aren't expected to be drafted. They best case for them is getting a shot in training camp. With that in mind, here is a projecting of where the top 3 Texas NFL Draft prospects will be selected.  

RB Dont'a Foreman: 2nd Round

Foreman couldn't run at the Combine because of a stress fracture in his foot, but he made up for at the Texas Pro Day. After slimming down to 234-pounds, Foreman ran an impressive 4.45 40 yard dash. That's an incredible time for a man of Foreman's size. Now, Pro Day times are notoriously listed as faster than they actually are (yeah for hand timing), so there's a chance this is closer to 4.5 or 4.55 than a true 4.45 40. Still, that's more than fast enough for a running back approaching 240-pounds. 

I have a second round grade on Foreman and he's the fourth running back on my board. I think that's where he goes and I'll be very surprised if he doesn't at least go in the 3rd round. Teams in the market for a running back like the Colts, Raiders, Redskins, Panthers, Bengals, Packers and Giants are potential landing spots. 

OL Kent Perkins: 7th Round or UDFA

A poor offensive line class actually helps Perkins' chances of being drafted. A DWI charge during his final year at Texas is a red flag, but he was a Second-Team All-Big 12 member this year. At 6-foot-5, 320-pounds, he has the size teams look for and could serve as a backup at both tackle or guard. He won't be an NFL starter, but could find a role as a backup. If he's taken, it will be late in the draft. 

TE Tyrone Swoopes: 7th Round or UDFA

That's right: tight end Tyrone Swoopes. Every Texas fan knows Swoopes doesn't have a shot in the NFL as a QB, but he might just carve out a role as a TE. A 6-foot-3, 247-pounds, he already has NFL tight end size. He had a 35-inch vertical and ran in the 4.6s at the Texas Pro Day. The size and measurables are there, it's just a matter of Swoopes actually learning the position. Some team will give him a chance to develop at tight end, even if it's on the practice squad or in training camp. He might not be drafted, but he should be a priority undrafted free agent. 

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