4. Collin Johnson and Lil’Jordan Humphrey forego 2019 NFL Draft
Speaking of talent that the Texas football program would love to have back next year, there’s a pair of junior wide receivers that immediately come to mind in this discussion. Decisions to declare early for the NFL Draft is something to watch each and every off-season, and carries a dramatic impact for the team that comes back in 2019.
That pair of junior wideouts for the Horns include Collin Johnson and Lil’Jordan Humphrey. The decision for each wide receiver is going to make a massive impact as to the outlook for the Texas offense next year. If either of the two standouts return for the Horns next year, a primary receiver would already be present for this passing game.
However, the reason why this is such a difficult decision for both Johnson and Humphrey is the stakes on the line. If both wideouts make the jump to the 2019 NFL Draft, they would take advantage of rising draft stocks provided from a huge 2018 campaign. You could argue that Johnson and Humphrey were the nation’s most formidable wide receiver duo.
In terms of the relevance for Texas football fans, having each wide receiver return for their senior campaign is the most important wish for the receiving corps. A talented receiving corps is set for this team in 2019, but the experience factor will mostly be lost if Johnson and Humphrey are both gone along with seniors Jerrod Heard and Andrew Beck.