Predicting Texas's next transfer after EDGE Billy Walton

How much more roster attrition is ahead for Texas football in the final week of spring practice?
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Competition has been intense for special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks and the Longhorns in the tight end room this spring. Multiple players have been vying for first and second-team practice reps at the tight end position in the last few weeks of spring ball.

Rising senior Gunnar Helm is the lone returning starter at tight end for Banks and the Longhorns this year, meaning he was a shoo in to get first-team reps this spring. Fellow upperclassmen Juan Davis and Amari Niblack have also pushed for the first and second-team reps in team drills at tight end in spring practice for the Longhorns.

As spring ball has progressed, the former Alabama Crimson Tide transfer Niblack has moved up the depth chart at tight end. As expected, Niblack is starting to get a bigger role in team drills and scrimmage settings.

True freshman tight end Jordan Washington has also flashed as someone who has a very bright future for Texas's offense as a receiving threat and a developing blocker this spring.

Davis has continued to fight for second and third-team reps at tight end in his fourth year at Texas. This spring looked like it could be an opportunity for Davis to rise on the depth chart after the departure of starting junior tight end Ja'Tavion Sanders to the NFL Draft this offseason.

But Davis hasn't secured a consistent spot on the two-deep in spring practice or the last two scrimmages. If he wants to find a clearer path to playing time, finding a more opportune situation on the tight end depth chart with another program via the transfer portal could be his best option during the spring window.