Four Longhorns on early NFL draft lists 

August, 30, 2012
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Mel Kiper Jr. has released his newest Big Board Insider for the 2013 NFL draft. No Longhorns made that list. Nor did any Big 12 players.

Texas defensive ends Alex Okafor did make Kiper’s list of prospects who just missed out on a spot on his board. Here’s what Mel had to say:
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas(: A really talented player, Okafor started slow and finished slow in 2011. He can get to the quarterback, but needs to continue to improve in a few areas.

Kiper does have four defensive ends ranked on his Big Board. All of them -- the LSU tandem of Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery, Michigan State’s William Gholston and Auburn’s Corey Lemonier -- are juniors.

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