3 takeaways from Texas's final week of spring practice

Texas had a good final week of spring camp, with the final true day of practice coming on Thursday.
Quinn Ewers, Texas football
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The defensive line will be fine this season

The biggest concern on the defensive side of the ball for the Longhorns entering spring camp was the defensive line depth. The aforementioned losses of Murphy and Sweat to the NFL Draft, along with a couple of other losses partly due to the departure of DL coach Bo Davis to LSU, thinned out Texas's depth along the interior defensive line this spring.

Texas does return the senior defensive tackle duo of Vernon Broughton and Alfred Collins, solidifying the top of the iDL rotation for the upcoming 2024 season. But the depth behind Broughton and Collins has been a major question mark this spring.

We've seen flashes from the likes of redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Aaron Bryant and junior Jaray Bledsoe. Grad transfer Tia Savea has also been a consistent performer in practice for the Longhorns since Johnny Nansen brought him over from the Arizona Wildcats.

Two factors could qualm the concerns with the defensive line depth for Texas late this spring. Between the late rise of defensive linemen like Bryant and Bledsoe since last weekend's scrimmage and the ability to add some proven tackles in the spring portal window, Texas should be able to plug depth concerns in the coming weeks.

I like Bledsoe as a potential breakout player to watch for Texas among the returning defensive linemen on the roster entering preseason camp. Bledsoe has all the athleticism necessary to be a nightmare in blocking matchups. If the consistency can follow in practice over the next few months, Bledsoe will be handful in Texas's interior defensive line rotation this fall.