Texas Football: 5 Longhorns Who Would Benefit from a Position Change

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Texas Football: 5 Longhorns Who Would Benefit from a Position Change
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Recent NFL draft pick Alex Okafor made a position change that changed his career. Who will be the next Longhorn to follow in his footsteps?

A lot has been made about the Texas Longhorns returning 19 starters from last season's roster. But for two of them, a position change is necessary to remain major contributors on the team.

Mack Brown and his staff have made it clear that they are no longer playing favorites with this team. The best players will play, and the rest will have to earn what they get. Coupled with a new offense, the result means a lot of shuffling and some position changes on both sides of the ball.

But a position change, even late in a career, is not a death sentence to a player's career. Just ask recent fourth-round pick Alex Okafor, who switched back to defensive end his junior year and became a two-time all-conference player.

Whether any of these players will enjoy that same type of success remains to be seen. A change of scenery will be necessary to make it possible, especially for one of last year's all-conference players.

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