Texas Football: Which 2019 NFL Draft Longhorns prospects will declare early?

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AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 03: Lil’Jordan Humphrey #84 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after a touchdown reception in the first quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Which of the top 2019 NFL Draft prospects from the Texas Longhorns will decide to declare early, or decide to return, by the middle of January?

With a huge victory in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, over the Georgia Bulldogs, in the books now for Texas football, there’s a few things to look forward to early in the off-season. The 2019 NFL Draft is one of the main headlines to watch for Texas football for the next few months.

We’re already starting to see some game-changing decisions from some of the best players in the Big 12 regarding the 2019 NFL Draft. Some of those top 2019 NFL Draft prospects out of the Big 12 gave early indications they would be declaring too.

Around the Big 12, some of the top players that declared early for the 2019 NFL Draft includes Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Justice Hill, Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marquise Brown and running back Rodney Anderson, Kansas State Wildcats running back Alex Barnes, and Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Antoine Wesley.

More so than in year’s past, the 2018 campaign seemed to have a very large number of players skipping bowl games in the Big 12. Oklahoma State’s Hill and West Virginia Mountaineers star quarterback Will Grier headlined the list of players in the Big 12 skipping respective postseason games.

As it pertains to Texas football, there weren’t many players that missed the Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia. The players that did miss, like true freshman safety Caden Sterns, was pretty much all due to lingering injury issues. Some of the more prominent 2019 NFL Draft prospects from Texas played big roles in the team’s success in the Sugar Bowl.

Some of those 2019 NFL Draft prospects from Texas could actually benefit from playing in the Sugar Bowl. Putting together a triumphant effort like Texas did in front of a national audience in the Sugar Bowl won’t do anything to hurt the draft stock of some of its top junior NFL prospects.

Here’s a look at the predictions for the top junior 2019 NFL Draft prospects for the Texas Longhorns just two days after the Sugar Bowl victory over the Georgia Bulldogs.

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