3 overreactions from first half of Texas's spring practice

Earlier this week, Texas football reached the midway point of spring camp. Only 15 days remain until the spring game at DKR on April 20.
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EDGE is Texas's best position on defense

When you looked at the EDGE position two years ago, you would find it hard to believe how far the Longhorns have come regarding the depth and talent at this spot entering the SEC in 2024.

Between the player development Texas has seen improving at the EDGE position in the last couple of years and the personnel the staff added via the portal and high school recruiting this offseason, the defensive front will be stout here entering thef all.

Texas returns its two starting edge rushers from last year's squad, senior Barryn Sorrell and junior Ethan Burke. The Longhorns also return key contributors with multiple years of experience on the two-deep at EDGE, including redshirt sophomore J'mond Tapp and junior Justice Finkley.

The two biggest additions for the Longhorns at EDGE this offseason who could contribute right away along the defensive front this fall are junior Trey Moore and true freshman Colin Simmons. The reigning AAC Defensive Player of the Year at UTSA, Moore, is fitting right in with the ones in practice through the first half of spring ball.

Simmons has also looked the part physically of a soon-to-be starter at Texas and a potential All-American pass-rusher.

The development of quite a few talented returning EDGEs combined with the additions of Simmons and Moore makes Texas at least six-deep at this position group. That's not to mention other talented edge rushers who could contribute this fall, including sophomore Colton Vasek and true freshman Zina Umeozulu.