Texas Football: 5 Longhorns Who Could Benefit Most from Kendall Sanders' Absence

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Texas Football: 5 Longhorns Who Could Benefit Most from Kendall Sanders' Absence
Sanders' arrest leaves a hole in Texas' starting lineup (Eric Gay/AP).

The Texas Longhorns' run of bad luck continued over the weekend with another arrest. This time it was rising sophomore Kendall Sanders, the team's leading candidate to take over Marquise Goodwin's job as the No. 3 wide receiver. But while he sorts out his legal trouble, guys like John Harris and Bryant Jackson have a great shot to make an impression on the coaches.

Sanders was arrested in, of all places, College Station this past Saturday at Chilifest for driving while intoxicated. These situations are always unfortunate, but especially in Sanders' case. Following his classmate Cayleb Jones' arrest, Sanders was drawing rave reviews from his coaches thanks to his dynamic athlete ability (burntorangenation.com)

This is the third Longhorn arrest since the new year, and it would not be surprising to see Mack Brown shelve Sanders for a game or two. And since no current receiver outside of slated starters Mike Davis, Jaxon Shipley and Daje Johnson recorded more than 10 catches in 2012, the 'Horns need to prepare for the worst and get another guy ready.

The door is now open for several players that were on their way to being buried on the depth chart. Here are those players, and what they need to do to set themselves apart for what could be a starting spot in the fall.

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