The first wave of college football's watch lists for national awards came out this past week. Texas football certainly has something to be proud of, with eight players already chosen to at least compete for these prestigious awards.
With six watch lists yet to be disclosed, the Longhorns should feel good about the eight players who have already made the list. That number should continue to swell to at least 12, with the watch lists for the nation's top receivers and running backs yet to come out.
But eight is what we have now, and while none are quite favorites, many of them have a chance to prove they were worthy of the early hype.
Here, in alphabetical order, are the eight Longhorns who received designation as members of a national watch list, whether they deserved it or not.