WalterFootball.com - Detailed NFL Mock Drafts, Player Prospect Rankings, and One of the Largest Mock Draft Databases on the Web

2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Texas


These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.

This page was last updated April 6, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

  1. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 261. Arm: 33 1/8. Hand: 9.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
    Projected Round (2013): 1-2.

    4/6/13: Okafor had a good senior season and was a consistent pass-rusher. His job got harder after Jackson Jeffcoat went out for the season with a torn pectoral, but Okafor remained productive. The senior totaled 54 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles, a blocked kick and a pass batted in 2012.

    Okafor performed well at the Senior Bowl. He started out the week on fire before cooling down some. Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson told WalterFootball.com that Okafor was the best pass-rusher he went against in college; NFL teams value that kind of feedback.

    Okafor went out with a bang this season as he dominated Oregon State with 4.5 sacks, eight tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble. Okafor came close to a few other sacks and set up his teammates to sack the quarterback. He was dominating the right tackle with speed rushes and bull rushes.

    Johnson and Oklahoma held Okafor in check, and it was his worst game of the season. However, he was Texas' best defensive lineman and a more consistent producer of splash plays than teammate Jackson Jeffcoat was. Okafor beats offensive tackles with speed, strength and a repertoire of pass-rushing moves.

    Okafor made two massive plays to help his team almost pull out a win against West Virginia. He beat the right tackle with a speed rush just before halftime, dropped his shoulder to get leverage and planted Geno Smith on his back. The hit forced the ball out and Jackson Jeffcoat recovered it just over the goal line for a Longhorns' touchdown.

    In the fourth quarter with Texas down by three, Okafor made a game-changing play. He bull-rushed the right tackle straight into Smith. Okafor reached out while falling to the ground and slapped the ball out of Smith's hand. The Longhorns recovered the ball at West Virginia's 12-yard line, but they missed their field goal attempt. Okafor also registered a blocked kick in the game and a number of other pressures on Smith.

    8/27/12: Okafor was one of the top defensive ends in the Big XII in 2011. He was a First-Team All-Big XII selection. Okafor totaled 58 tackles with 14 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, three passes batted and two forced fumbles. He had 2.5 sacks as a sophomore in 2010.

    Like Jeffcoat, Okafor has a nice skill set with speed and physicality. Plus, he is adept at getting upfield and is a disruptive rusher. Okafor is very solid as a run defender. He holds his ground at the point of attack and does not get pushed around.

    The Longhorns have lined Okafor up in a variety of places. He has done a lot of stand-up edge rushing over the tackle as well as blitzing over interior linemen as a linebacker. Okafor definitely has the length and athleticism to be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

    Okafor should be primed for a big season and could be an early-round pick. He will get plenty of opportunities to rush the passer given the passing-driven nature of the Big XII. With teammate Jackson Jeffcoat on the other side of the line, Okafor should still see plenty of one-on-one pass-rushing opportunities.


  2. Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 215.
    40 Time: 4.63.
    Projected Round (2013): 1-2.

    3/30/13: Vaccaro was very good in 2012. He was a tough run-defender who covered a lot of ground in pass defense. The senior recorded 92 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, five passes defensed, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

    Vaccaro stepped up with a good game against West Virginia's high-powered offense. He had 11 tackles with a tackle for a loss and wasn't overmatched with the Mountaineers' speed receivers. Vaccaro helped himself with a good tape from that outing. He also had impressive games against Kansas State and TCU.

    Scouts were disappointed Vaccaro passed on the Senior Bowl, but it wasn't surprising since his stock has been rising. Vaccaro did not put up a fast 40 time at the Combine but did well in the field drills. He was unable to run at his pro day because of a pulled muscle.

    9/2/12: Vaccaro is another underrated player who doesn't receive the hype of some other safety prospects. He had 67 tackles with 6.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks, seven passes broken up and two interceptions as a junior in 2011. Vaccaro has good instincts and range. He was an All-Big XII First-Team pick.

    It was Vaccaro's first full season as a starter, and he could be even better in 2012 after gaining a year of experience. He started six games in 2010 recording 56 tackles with one interception, eight passes broken up and one forced fumble.

    Vaccaro is also a good special teams player. He will see a lot of pass-happy offenses in the Big XII.




  3. Marqise Goodwin, WR, Texas
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 183. Arm: 31.48. Hand: 8.58.
    40 Time: 4.27.
    Projected Round (2013): 4-6.

    3/23/13: Goodwin didn't have a lot of production in college, but he has had an excellent postseason to help his draft stock. Goodwin blazed an amazing Combine 40 time with a tremendous 10-yard split of 1.43 seconds. Those were the fastest times of any receiver. It wasn't that surprising considering he was a track athlete.

    Goodwin didn't perform as well in the field drills, which illustrated he is still a work in progress as a wide out. Goodwin needs to work on his hands and route-running.

    Goodwin did well at the Senior Bowl and gave cornerbacks problems with his speed all week. He had 26 receptions for 340 yards and three touchdowns in 2012, including a 64-yard touchdown run against Oregon State. On the ground, Goodwin ran for 140 yards on 13 carries with three scores. He had more receiving production as a junior with 33 catches for 421 yards and two touchdowns. His sophomore (31-324-1) and freshman (30-279-1) years featured some production.



  4. Brandon Moore, DT, Texas
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.37.
    Projected Round (2012): 6-FA.

    4/6/13: Moore was only at Texas for one season, but he totaled two sacks, 14 tackles and 5.5 tackles for a loss. Moore had previously played in the JUCO ranks. He should not have entered the 2013 NFL Draft. Moore didn't work out at the Combine.






Leave a comment

Name
Comment
Verification:
click on image to refresh it
 
Isabella 03-07-2014 07:38 am xxx.xxx.xxx1.26 (total posts: 1)
1     1

The issue of liability insurance is the most controversial aspect of auto insurance and the most expensive to purchase. Liability insurance is designed to protect QuotesChimp against the costs of being sued should your or another insured's negligent driving cause injury.
Chamomile 03-07-2014 06:37 am xxx.xxx.xxx1.29 (total posts: 1)
1     1

The likelihood that a loss will occur. The higher the probability that an incident will occur that will create a loss your insurance QuotesChimp will have to pay for, the greater the risk to the company and, thus, the higher the premium. (Higher risk equals higher premiums.) For example, if you have three drunk-driving convictions in the last four months, your auto insurer will believe, with justification, that your likelihood of getting into an accident and in�curring a loss is very high. As a result of their in�creased risk of loss, you will incur higher premiums. Conversely, if your driving record is spotless, your premiums should go down with the insurance com�pany's reduced risk.
Keisha 03-07-2014 06:15 am xxx.xxx.xxx9.42 (total posts: 1)
1     1

The gray-area is joined the moment QuotesChimp complete as well as sign a software for policy contract along with it is accepted by the representative. In the program, you'll provide fundamental details to the insurance agency, including your title, tackle, age, and sex. Tips relevant to the sort of the area of the threat you give the insurance underwriter and also insurance you wish will likewise be solicited in the software. Say you should have to reveal your medical record in a program for wellness or life assurance policy. The significance of your vehicle and also the presence of accessories, for instance a vehicle telephone, will soon be relevant to a car coverage. The identical rules use, when an insurance program is absorbed the telephone.
Tallin 03-06-2014 05:49 am xxx.xxx.xxx.112 (total posts: 1)
1     1

Most of the terms in a no-fault insurance QuotesChimp remain the same as in a fault policy. The major difference is the personal injury protection coverage, known as PIP. The PIP portion of the in�surance policy pays for the no-fault benefits that are mandated by state laws.
Memet 01-03-2014 12:15 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.76 (total posts: 1)
2     2

My brother sugstgeed I might like this website. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!
Amjad 01-02-2014 11:56 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.12 (total posts: 2)
2     2

John, I believe it's ivalitebne that any writer brings a certain portion of themselves into their work, however subtle those relationships may be. In WH, I don't think the personal ties are so much related to the plot as they are to the individual characters. I've commented in other answers about certain minor ties between Barett and myself, but I think there are, as well, elements of my own experiences in Julia's life, particularly her struggles with the corporate world (having come out of academia), her early concern over the effects of Vanguard's GMO work, and her ultimately failed relationship with Hansen.
Leatrix 01-02-2014 03:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.75 (total posts: 3)
2     3

You've really imerspsed me with that answer!
Yayun 01-02-2014 06:22 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.75 (total posts: 3)
2     2

I like the helpful inofrmation and facts you supply on your articles. I'll bookmark your weblog and take a appear at once additional suitable right here regularly. I am quite certain I will be informed plenty of new stuff ideal here! Most effective of luck for the next!
Vance 01-02-2014 06:10 am xxx.xxx.xxx.165 (total posts: 1)
2     2

I like the direct accses to groups, but I'd prefer it if you kept the original link in place. Or split that button so that My Groups is a direct link to the My Groups page, and the down arrow drops the list. I realize that Show All My Groups provides that link, but I'd prefer to preserve the one-click accses we had before.The little tooth-gear button is cute and all, but I don't want you to remove the ID, email, and status information from their current placement above the group name and title. Hiding that information under a button will make it harder for me to help group members that are having trouble accsesing my groups.
Henry 01-02-2014 02:49 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.75 (total posts: 3)
2     2

Sorry for my bad english. Thank you so much for your good post. Your post heelpd me in my college assignment, If you can provide me more details please email me.
Sunil 06-20-2013 05:03 am xxx.xxx.xxx.222 (total posts: 1)
5     7

The idea that everyone in the world is coetecnnd to one another is still quite hard for me to believe. This is only an assumption made by mathematicians and physicians who took a small sample of the world, and try to project it to a greater scale. I believe that mankind's nature, is to always try and discover new things, and try to make sense of things. Mankind is a curious animal, and cannot stand the idea of not understanding things. When some one is trying to desperately look for an answer, eventually, he or she WILL find an answer that they were looking for. This is because they are not looking for the right answer, but looking for an answer that they had already constructed in their minds. Our brain for example, has the tendency to fill in the gaps and try to make sense of everything we feel, see, touch, and etc. Dotted words, or words that are cut in half, still can be read because of our nature of making sense of things. I think the research they conducted is admirable, but in vein. Just as there is no way to fully comprehend the network of our environment, there is no way to fully justify and understand how humans are linked from one another. We did not create the nature. Nature is not depended upon us. We are depended upon it instead. Just because you and I are people, it does not mean that we have control over other people. People born and die out of our control. I think it is impossible to understand something that is not in our power to manipulate.
Geovana 06-19-2013 09:15 pm xxx.xxx.xxxnown (total posts: 1)
5     5

Great isngiht. Relieved I'm on the same side as you.
Tyler 03-26-2013 03:27 am xxx.xxx.xxx.112 (total posts: 1)
9     24

Elite front 7 ha... ok fine elite Front 7? 4-3 Scheme MLB Patrick Willis ROLB Demarcus ware LOLB Aldon Smith RE Haloti Ngata DT1 Geno atkins (13.5 sacks..... WOW) DT2 Henrie melton (Bears DT) LE Julius peppers (These is the most elite 4-3 scheme i could come up wit even though The linebackers play in the 3-4) Ok so youd rather have This front seven compared to say This secondary FS:Eric Weddle SS:Dashan Goldson CB1:Darrel Revis (when healthy) CB2: Antonio cromatie (Hey he was in the 2nd ranked pass defense WITHOUT revis so ya....hes good) Id rather have the secondary. Its a passing league my friend..... Although im pretty sure i just came up with the best defense ever. (well from the past 2 seasons) Richard sherman is an overrated dude who has 3 pro bowlers around him. Revis Obviously had talent around him.... (2nd pass ranked defense Yes im sure its the jets) But revis is better anyway You want the secondary over an ELITE 4-3 front seven. Oh and heres my dream offense since im here QB:Rodgers RB:Peterson WR1: Calvin johnson WR2:A.J Green WR:3 Vincent Jackson TE1: Rob gronkowski.... LT:Joe thomas LG: Carl Nicks C:Mangold RG:Yanda RT:Andre smith
Ya Johnson,peterson,rodgers..... 3 best players on the same team.... Rodgers would torch you and peterson would run for 2,000 yards becuase rodgers destroyed secondarys with johnson and green.... Id just forfeit the game.... This offense and defense would be unstoppable....
Micah 03-25-2013 09:53 am xxx.xxx.xxx9.80 (total posts: 1)
9     9

I have been saying this about Montes scheme for months, he doesnt need 1st rounders at safety he would rather have a elite front 7
dick 03-11-2013 09:09 am xxx.xxx.xxx.254 (total posts: 1)
10     10








NFL Free Agents - April 17


2015 NFL Mock Draft - April 17


2014 NFL Mock Draft - April 16


Fantasy Football Rankings - March 28


2014 NBA Mock Draft - March 26


NFL Picks - Feb. 2





© 1999-2013 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
Privacy Policy
2 5 9
Google

















WalterFootball.com Now on Twitter:

WalterFootball.com Twitter

Subscribe to the WalterFootball.com RSS Feed:

Walterfootball.com RSS Feed






















































Support Walt's Other Site:

Sales Tips and Sales Advice - Tons of sales tips, sales techniques and sales advice, including a Sales Mock Draft: The 32 Worst Things You Can Do in Sales.