Projecting Texas football’s two-deep offensive depth chart Week 1 vs. ULM

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Left tackle

Starter: Kelvin Banks

Backup: Andrej Karic

Texas actually looks more assured at the offensive tackle position a couple of weeks away from the regular season opener than they do along the interior of the offensive line. You can thank the rise of a few of these talented true freshmen at the offensive tackle position for this coming to fruition.

The most potent of the projected starting true freshmen along the offensive line heading into the regular season is the former five-star recruit offensive tackle Kelvin Banks. Texas has a true NFL-caliber talent manning the left tackle spot this fall in Banks.

Behind Banks is an offensive tackle with some experience in sophomore Andrej Karic. The possibility exists that offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood puts the run-blocking ability and grittiness that Karic brings to the table in the trenches to good use by shifting him to the interior later this fall.

Right tackle

Starter: Christian Jones

Backup: Cam Williams

It still looks like senior offensive tackle Christian Jones holds the edge over the towering 6-foot-7 and 375-pound true freshman Cam Williams in the battle at the right tackle position. Jones is the most experienced returning offensive linemen at this point of the offseason for the Longhorns with Angilau out for the season.

But I wouldn’t sleep on Williams, as he could viably work his way into a starting role at right tackle by the start of Big 12 play. He’s really pushing Jones for first-team reps as fall practice draws down this week.