3 current Texas football players that will benefit most from Arch Manning

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Brenen Thompson, WR

The highest-rated skill position signee in the Longhorns 2022 class is the former four-star Spearman wide receiver/athlete recruit and incoming freshman Brenen Thompson. Texas also only signed one true wide receiver recruit in the 2022 class, which was Thompson. But Texas surely brought up a lot of wide receiver depth this offseason via the NCAA Transfer Portal.

Moreover, Thompson should immediately be an electrifying playmaker on multiple sides of the ball for the Longhorns. Thompson looks like he is already one of, if not the, fastest Longhorns players in the mix this year.

It’s hard to see Sark and this staff not getting Thompson involved to some degree on offense this fall. Thompson is just too fast and elusive in the open field for Texas not to get him involved in some phases of the offense such as the screen game or on jet sweeps.

But we’re going to see Thompson’s role in this offense only grow in the next couple of years. He’s probably going to be the second or third-string slot receiver this year, behind redshirt junior Jordan Whittington and/or senior Tarique Milton. We could see Thompson starting, though, as soon as the start of the 2023 or 2024 season.

Arch never really had a weapon quite like what Thompson brings to the table at the wide receiver position during his time at Newman. Thompson is going to give Arch a lightning-fast target in the passing game that can do some real damage at all levels of the field.

It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if Arch’s most productive wideout in his first year as the starting quarterback winds up being Thompson.