4 most disappointing Texas football players through first 4 weeks

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Keilan Robinson, RB

Despite being one of the most explosive playmakers in this Texas offense, we haven’t seen the speedy and elusive redshirt junior running back Keilan Robinson get involved all that much for the Longhorns so far this season. In fact, Keilan just notched his first touchdown of the season this weekend in this upset loss to Texas Tech.

I’m not including Keilan on this list due to any problems we’ve seen from him on the field this season. It’s purely the fact that Keilan has only touched the ball six times on the ground and three times through the air this season as to why he shows up on this list.

You’d figure that when Texas is down key playmakers such as star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy, redshirt sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Neyor, redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers, etc., Sark would find a way to get Keilan more involved in space.

And it really looked like Keilan was going to play more of an integral role in Texas’ success early on in this game against Texas Tech. Junior quarterback Hudson Card found Keilan on a nice 35-yard touchdown pass down the left sideline in the first half that got some confidence going on the Texas sideline.

Yet, that would be the only time that Keilan would touch the ball, or even get targeted, through the air against the Red Raiders. He also only touched the ball two other times on the ground this weekend.

I get that as long as star junior running back Bijan Robinson and senior Roschon Johnson are healthy that the role for Keilan is going to be more limited. But when Texas is seeking out playmakers to help put a team like Texas Tech away on the road in the second half, Keilan should be a more viable option than he was in this game.