Starter: Andrej Karic
Backup: Kelvin Banks
There are some shake-ups to speak of along the offensive line since spring ball. That includes getting more experience in line to start at both of the offensive tackle positions in the midst of summer workouts.
At the left tackle position, rising redshirt sophomore Andrej Karic brings more experience to the table than the highly touted incoming freshman five-star recruit Kelvin Banks. While I do think that Banks will eventually win the starting job outright this fall, Flood and the Longhorns might opt to go with the more experienced and less risky option during a difficult non-conference slate in Karic.
Starter: Christian Jones
Backup: Jaylen Garth
Texas will be getting an injection of some much-needed depth at the offensive tackle position with the summer enrollees arriving on campus in the last week or so. But we don’t change the theme for which Flood and the Longhorns could build out the two-deep ahead of fall camp at the right tackle position.
Redshirt senior Christian Jones will at least give Texas their second-most experienced offensive linemen on the roster as a starter at the outset of the 2022 regular season. Jones had a rocky run last fall, but he at least has an SEC build to him at 6-foot-6 and 320-pound and with nearly 1,500 offensive snaps under his belt.
Behind Jones could be a multitude of different offensive tackles on the two-deep. But the most experienced option will be rising redshirt sophomore Jaylen Garth. That would give Texas some options that have been around on campus for a while when taking on the likes of the Alabama Crimson Tide and UTSA Roadrunners during the non-conference slate.