Texas Football: Position-by-position report card from non-conference play

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Wide receiver

There’s such a large array of talent for Texas football in the receiving corps, which is evident on the stat sheet through three weeks of play. The Longhorns are getting production from all over the place and players of all different experience levels.

The leader in the receiving game thus far for the Longhorns is senior slot receiver Devin Duvernay. Two others that emerged in a big way for Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck are sophomore wide receiver Brennan Eagles and true freshman Jake Smith.

Duvernay already has 27 catches for more than 250 receiving yards and three touchdowns. A “down week” for him against Rice entailed him still being one of Ehlinger’s better targets with more than 60 receiving yards. There was little to no reason for him to get overworked and over-targeted before the Big 12 opener this coming weekend.

Texas could also get contributions moving forward from wide receivers like Epps, redshirt senior John Burt, and redshirt sophomore Jordan Pouncey. If Collin Johnson comes back stronger from injury and sophomore Joshua Moore gets back into the lineup before season’s end, this could be the deepest receiving corps in the Big 12 and one of the 10 or 12 deepest in the nation.

Grade: A+