In case you haven’t noticed, some of the members of the 2010 Texas Longhorn’s draft class have been having good seasons in the NFL so far.
Possibly the most noticeable of all the draftees, both going into the draft and after, has been Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.
We have also heard quite a bit about Jordan Shipley and Sergio Kindle.
Let’s take a look at the guys that were drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Texas and see how they are doing today.
Things haven’t started out well for Kindle and the Baltimore Ravens. Prior to signing his rookie contract before the start of the season, Kindle had a fall at his home and fractured his skull. This put him out for the year. He did sign a contract with the Ravens, so look for Kindle to come back next year and try to make an impact on the team.
Head coach Pete Carroll loved Thomas so much that he decided to draft him early on, and bring him to Seattle to improve its defense. Thomas has started in every game for the Seahawks and has recorded four interceptions to go along with 39 total tackles.
Needless to say, he’s been everything that the Seahawks have wanted and more.
He should have a fine career in the NFL.
The Bengals have been doing a lot through the air this season and Shipley hasn’t sat idly by watching. He’s been an asset in the passing game and he should only get better as the season and his career go on.
So far he’s played in seven games, starting two. He has caught 28 passes for 396 yards with one touchdown. He is averaging 14 yards a catch and his longest catch so far this season has been 64 yards.
Look for Shipley to continue to play a critical role on offense for the Bengals and to have some great seasons in Cincinnati.
Houston came to the Raiders ready to start, and that’s what he’s done. He’s played in nine games and started in eight. He has 13 total tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble so far in what can be considered a very solid season.
Houston will be able to hold on to his starting spot and continue to build and improve on his rookie season and his career. He could become a Pro Bowl player at some point later on.
Muckelroy hasn’t cracked the starting lineup in Cincinnati, but he has helped provide some depth and help on special teams.
To date, Muckleroy has played in six games and has recorded four total tackles with one forced fumble.
There is a strong group of linebackers ahead of him, so he may not get to see too much action for the rest of this season. But he will give it a strong shot next offseason, and he could make it as a starter then.
McCoy may be having the best early career of any of the Texas players to come out in the draft. He has started in and played in three games so far this season. And he has played very well, leading the team to victories over the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots, two teams that the Browns should not have beaten but did.
In those three games, McCoy has attempted 68 total passes completing 46 for a completion percentage of 67.6. He has accumulated 529 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per pass with one touchdown and two interceptions. He also has one rushing touchdown.
The sky may be the limit for McCoy, who was downgraded a lot because of his size and his arm strength. If he continues to play well, he might remain the starter in Cleveland and he has the potential to be the best draftee out of this year’s Texas Longhorn draft class.