3 Texas football players feeling the most pressure in fall camp

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Quinn Ewers, QB

This almost feels like a lazy answer among the Longhorns players with the most pressure on their shoulders in fall camp this year. But it’s clear that redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers is facing a lot of pressure in fall camp to show that he is making strides in terms of going through the necessary reads and really picking up the offense.

We are mostly hearing good things about the progress of Ewers in terms of how he is getting accustomed to the reads in this offense and utilizing his tremendous arm talent to make the necessary throws. Ewers just needs to keep making these strides in the next couple of weeks to ensure that he’s ready to get off to a good start this season.

But it does seem like junior quarterback Hudson Card is putting up a more formidable battle in this position battles in fall practice than many Texas fans originally anticipated. Card is also making some of the necessary strides to really push Ewers in this quarterback competition.

When push comes to shove, though, it will be very telling about Ewers’ standing in the quarterback competition heading into the season if he can thrive when the full pads come on later this week. If Ewers remains unphased and keeps making progress to effectively lead this offense through the first fall scrimmage this coming weekend, it’s hard to see him not being named the starter.

Ewers has a big stretch of days ahead in fall practice. But he’ll have some time to digest his progress in this offense one day after Texas puts on the full pads in practice when this team gets an off day on Aug. 10.

I would say that the next four or five days of fall practice will be the most critical for Ewers in this quarterback competition with Card.