The Texas Longhorns might be short-handed against the Washington Huskies in the Alamo Bowl on December 29th as it appears they will play without at least three key players.
According to a report from Inside Texas, Longhorns runningbacks Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson, as well as linebacker DeMarvion Overshown, are expected to opt out of the bowl game and begin preparing for the 2023 NFL Draft.
Doak Walker Award winner Bijan Robinson is expected to be one of, if not the top running backs taken off the board in this year’s class and could be worthy of a first-round selection if things break right for the talented ball carrier.
If Robinson does indeed sit out, he will finish the 2022 season with 258 carries for 1,580 yards and 18 touchdowns, adding 19 receptions for 314 yards and two more scores.
If Roschon Johnson joins Robinson, he will end his season with 93 carries for 554 yards and five touchdowns in 2022.
Overshown, who is viewed as one of the top linebackers in this draft class, will end his Texas career with 248 total tackles, 17 passes defended, nine sacks, three forced fumbles, and three interceptions.
Replacing three talents like these will not be easy, but luckily for UT, they have one of the top rosters in college football and a top-five recruiting class coming in 2023.