5. 45 total touchdowns
To surpass what he did for Texas football entering the 2019 regular season, Ehlinger needs to put together a very efficient campaign that at least mirrors what he did in 2018. One thing that could help Ehlinger this coming fall is the ability to stay healthy through the full season for the first time in a long time.
Ehlinger missed at least half the game in both the wins over the Iowa State Cyclones and the Baylor Bears. The Grade 1 AC Shoulder Sprain for Ehlinger hampered him a bit throughout those two aforementioned games and you could tell the impact it had on some of his throws in the narrow Thanksgiving week win over the Kansas Jayhawks.
However, what Ehlinger could do next year with a full healthy season is racking up even more rushing touchdowns and finding more production in the red zone. Some of the key red zone targets for Ehlinger in the receiving corps are coming back in 2019, and rising sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram is a key figure that could develop in the passing game too.
Ehlinger posted 41 total touchdowns in 2018, so extending that by just four more doesn’t seem like much of a bold prediction. But, Ehlinger had such a magical 2018 campaign that topping what he did this past season while remaining efficient both in the air and on the ground would be quite the accomplishment.