Texas Football: WR situation following Lil’Jordan Humphrey departure

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DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Tre Norwood #13 of the Oklahoma Sooners is called for pass interference on a pass intended for Collin Johnson #9 of the Texas Longhorns in the fourth quarter of the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /


1.) Collin Johnson (Senior)

2.) Brennan Eagles (Sophomore)

3.) Malcolm Epps (Redshirt Freshman)

4.) Jordan Pouncey (Sophomore)

This with be the third straight season that Collin Johnson will occupy the starting X-receiver slot. He is far and away the most talented and experienced receiver on this roster.

Johnson should be on the field for a majority of the snaps next season, so it may be hard for the guys behind him to find playing time.

Brennan Eagles, Malcolm Epps, and Jordan Pouncey will be sophomores come the 2019 season. In 2018, Eagles and Epps recorded one reception respectively while Pouncey was a special teamer and saw little to no snaps on the offensive side of the ball.

Eagles came onto the Forty Acres as a highly touted recruit ranked as the tenth receiver in his class by 247Sports. Standing at 6’4″ with 4.5 40 speed, Eagles should have a larger role in his second season and could be poised to be the next Johnson out wide.

Epps was recruited as a tight end but lacked the weight to fulfill the blocking duties required. He played basketball in high school and has great hands. It is unsure if Epps will transition to the tight end position next fall, but for now he is a projected outside threat with his 6-foot-5 frame.

As for the three-star wideout out of Winter Park, FL, Pouncey could once again find himself in a special teams role. The Horns only lost one outside threat from last season and brought in four high level talents. However, he has spring and fall camp to prove his worth.