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NFL Teams Ignore Longhorns
ESPN ^ | May 10, 2014 | Jake Trotter

Posted on 05/11/2014 11:21:50 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The Texas Longhorns made NFL draft history this week.

And not in a good way.

Six Texas draft hopefuls were skipped over in the NFL draft, including Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Jackson Jeffcoat. For the first time since 1937, the Longhorns failed to have a player selected in the NFL draft. Texas was one of just four schools from college football's five power conferences (Big 12, SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12) to suffer the ignominious feat. Illinois, Northwestern, and fellow Big 12 member Kansas were the others.

The Texas shutout, however, was one of the big surprises of the draft.

The Longhorns entered the weekend with six draft hopefuls, including All-American and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Jackson Jeffcoat, who also won the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation's top defensive end. All 32 NFL teams attended Texas' pro day March 26 to scout Jeffcoat and other Texas prospects.

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1 posted on 05/11/2014 11:21:50 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

In a year they draft a fag, no Longhorns are picked.

Man they must feel low right now in Austin.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 11:22:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

They weren’t gay, that’s why.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 11:23:48 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: dfwgator

Does Sam the Ram qualify as a long horn?


4 posted on 05/11/2014 11:24:33 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in compariso)
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To: nickcarraway

No skinny little white boyfriends.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 11:28:43 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: dfwgator

No. They’re estatic that a homo was chosen over one of their own. Remember, this is Austin.


6 posted on 05/11/2014 11:31:38 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: dfwgator

I wonder if pressures were brought to bear, to draft Sam, so the NFL can prove how liberal they are.

But, and it’s a big but, Sam could easily be cut in training camp. It’s not unusual for a 7th round pick to not make the team.

I wonder if there would be a media circus, if Sam doesn’t make the cut out of training camp.

Or, would pressures be brought to bear to ensure that he makes the team, so the NFL can have their Jackie Robinson moment, by seeing Sam play in actual games, not just exhibition games.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 11:32:30 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Ancient Man

I know a lot of Orange Bloods here in Dallas, and trust me, they ain’t happy.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 11:32:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

“Horny Man-longer Trumps Longhorns in 2014 NFL Selections.”


9 posted on 05/11/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT by mikrofon (Close the closet door -- there's a Draft...)
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To: nickcarraway

Mack Brown’s fault.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 11:36:10 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: nickcarraway

NBA players got squeamish about playing with AIDs carrier, Magic Johnson.

He quit, again.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 11:36:26 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Michael.SF.

Based on those with greater knowledge than me, Sam was considered to be a marginal NFL prospect, a real long shot to make the NFL at all.

Yet here we see he was drafted.

I wonder if pressures will be brought to make sure he makes the cut out of training camp.

It’s not unusual for a 7th round choice to not make the team.

We’ll see.


12 posted on 05/11/2014 11:37:43 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nickcarraway
Apparently, the NFL scouts weren't impressed by any of them.

Let's see how many of them sign on as free agents and make their teams.

13 posted on 05/11/2014 11:37:52 AM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: nickcarraway
I see the problem - none of their draft candidates were tight ends!

Sorry.

14 posted on 05/11/2014 11:41:21 AM PDT by Viking2002
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To: nickcarraway
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Held onto coach Mack Brown for WAY too long.

15 posted on 05/11/2014 11:55:29 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: nickcarraway
The Longhorns need more Openly Gay players.
16 posted on 05/11/2014 11:58:22 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nickcarraway

Wasn’t COlt McCoy a Longhorn?

THat might be an explanation right there.


17 posted on 05/11/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway
That's because the NFL is all about the homos now.
18 posted on 05/11/2014 12:43:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway

Jeffcoat was signed by Seattle. He could make the team.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 1:00:48 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Sam will get a small signing bonus, play a couple of snaps in the pre-season then have free beers for life in any gay bar. I wish the guy well, but thankfully, the next gay player will not have all the fanfare and maybe have the talent too.


20 posted on 05/11/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: dfwgator

I’ve often heard all they have at UT are steers and queers.


21 posted on 05/11/2014 2:39:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: dfwgator

Steers and queers.


22 posted on 05/11/2014 2:44:33 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: metalurgist

Kansas, Illinois and Northwestern got the snub too. Ohio State wasn’t shut out, but are likewise upset at the low opinion of their stars. Plenty of other schools feel snubbed. And NFL teams seem very unimpressed with the large number of underclassmen who became eligible.


23 posted on 05/11/2014 2:48:56 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Ohio State wasn’t shut out? They had 2 in the first round. How many Auburn or Alabama stars got drafted in the first round? And running back Carlos Hyde went before Tre Mason.


24 posted on 05/11/2014 3:38:39 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

OSU had a pretty good number of draftees and after-draft free agent signings. Not sure why they would feel snubbed.

Maybe the NFL is getting like MLB, with entry-level skills at such a high level that there isn’t typically much difference between well-known draftees and the lesser-knowns and free agents. Success is more mental than physical.


25 posted on 05/11/2014 3:53:24 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: BenLurkin

Well his brother sure isn’t on board.

Case McCoy Did Not Approve of ESPN’s Michael Sam Coverage

http://thebiglead.com/2014/05/10/case-mccoy-did-not-approve-of-espns-michael-sam-coverage/


26 posted on 05/11/2014 3:55:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dilbert San Diego

And Sam was SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Was THAT a put up job? Wouldn’t doubt it.


27 posted on 05/11/2014 3:56:45 PM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: jjotto

Six players were drafted, including one that broke his ankle with 9 games left in the season.

NFL draft | Ohio State: Dreams come true for Christian Bryant, Corey Linsley

http://buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2014/05/11/dreams-come-true-for-bryant-and-linsley.html


28 posted on 05/11/2014 5:58:43 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: dfwgator

I know of at least two Michigan State football players/commits that vowed to never watch ESPN again.


29 posted on 05/11/2014 6:02:56 PM PDT by rintense
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To: jjotto

Michigan State, Rose Bowl winner and one of the best defenses in the country only had 1 player drafted. Those who received draft grades from rounds 4-7 and didn’t get drafted signed with teams as free agents.


30 posted on 05/11/2014 6:04:15 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

Nothing beats the overnight Fox Sports Radio guy. He opened his show saying he didn’t care what tweeters and callers wanted, he was going to talk all night about the gay guy being drafted by an NFL team!


31 posted on 05/11/2014 6:07:58 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Mike Darancette
Jeffcoat was signed by Seattle. He could make the team.

Probably will make the team. In reality, it's better to be a free agent signee than a late round pick because those players can choose the situation that best fits them.

32 posted on 05/11/2014 7:03:37 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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