3 NFL teams that love drafting Texas football players

Which NFL teams have focused the most on drafting Texas players?
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Jerry Sisemore
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Philadelphia Eagles (23)

While the Philadelphia Eagles have only selected one Texas alum in the first round, this franchise has consistently shown plenty of interest in Longhorns players in the NFL Draft. Since 1941, the Eagles have selected nearly two dozen Longhorns in the NFL Draft.

The Eagles most recent draft pick among former Longhorns was just last year, defensive lineman Moro Ojomo (seventh round, 249th overall).

Philadelphia has gotten a ton of value from drafting Longhorns, including two multi-time Pro Bowl selections and five multi-year starters.

Offensive tackle Jerry Sisemore, Philadelphia's only first-round pick from Texas, was a two-time Pro Bowler and an entrenched starter along the Eagles offensive line for over a decade. Sismore helped the Eagles to an NFC Championship as their top starting offensive tackle in 1980 (weighted by approximate value).

Two other Texas draftees helped the Eagles to Super Bowl championships in franchise history. Linebacker Jordan Hicks helped the Eagles win the Super Bowl in 2017.

Halfback Noble Doss contributed to the Eagles' third-ranked rushing attack in the NFL during the franchise's first championship in 1948.