3 Texas transfers who were selected in the 2024 NFL Draft

Three players that transferred into Texas in the last few years were selected in the first six rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft.
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Adonai Mitchell, Texas football
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For the first time in program history, Texas had receivers drafted in the first two rounds in the same year. The Kansas City Chiefs selected Xavier Worthy 28th overall in the first round. Then, the Indianapolis Colts picked junior Texas wideout Adonai Mitchell 52nd overall in the second round.

There is no better example of a transfer into Texas elevating their draft status for the NFL in recent years under Sarkisian than Mitchell. The big 6-foot-2 and 205-pound boundary wideout had a career year at Texas in 2023, registering 55 catches for 845 receiving yards (15.4 yards per catch) and 11 touchdowns.

Mitchell was the epitomy of consistency for a Power Five wideout last season. He was the only Power Five wideout to not have a single drop against P5 competition with at least 75 targets in 2023 (per SIS Data Hub).

Texas got what it expected from Mitchell and more after he transferred from Georgia last offseason. He made multiple clutch plays in big games for the Longhorns, including the game-sealing catch on a deep ball on third-down on the road against TCU and a multi-touchdown game on the road in the win over Alabama.

Mitchell is a proven example of how playing in Sarkisian's offense can boost the NFL Draft stock of a potent wide receiver talent in the portal in a short span of time. In MItchell's case, it took just one season at Texas for him to be considered worthy of an early-round pick in the NFL Draft.

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