The last two seasons in Austin have been subpar based on the history and tradition surrounding Texas Longhorns football. While the results haven't been as desired, the talent level remains high. The Longhorns rank eighth all-time with 326 draft picks, and that number is certain to grow during the 2012 NFL draft.
This slideshow will have you covered throughout the 2012 NFL draft as we track the Longhorns that are heading to play football at the next level. Follow the Longhorns' draft picks with live coverage and player profiles as they are selected.
Mack Brown has had a player selected in the NFL draft in 26 consecutive years, including all 14 he has spent as the head coach at Texas. During his time in Austin, 15 Longhorns have been selected in the first round. No Longhorns are projected to be taken in Thursday night's first round according to the latest mock draft by Bleacher Report's NFL Draft Lead Writer Matt Miller.
According to Miller, the first Longhorn won't be selected until the fourth round, where he has OLB Keenan Robinson taken by the Tennessee Titans. Other Longhorns in Miller's projections include Emmanuel Acho (Round 4) and Kheeston Randall (Round 4).
According to the University of Texas, other players eligible for the draft include OL Tray Allen, FB Jamison Berryhill, S Blake Gideon, TE Ahmard Howard, RB Cody Johnson, S Christian Scott, C David Snow, K Justin Tucker, RB Fozzy Whitaker and DS Alex Zumberge.