Texas Longhorns: 2013 NFL draft

AUSTIN, Texas -- Kenny Vaccaro, Alex Okafor and Marquise Goodwin already have stopped thinking about what was -- the NFL draft -- and started to work on what will be -- their respective NFL futures.

Really it’s that type of drive that is what made the three Longhorns NFL players in the first place.

videoAUSTIN, Texas -- Texas has its pro day today and, yeah, Vince Young will be there, but so, too, will someone more important. Seriously.

In fact, make that much more important. It’s Kenny Vaccaro.

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Cooper Neill/Getty ImagesSafety Kenny Vaccaro will likely end Texas' streak of not having a player taken in the first round of the NFL draft.
The former Texas safety represents a chance for Texas to put a player into the first round of the draft for the first time since following the 2009 season. His selection -- which should be right around the middle of the first round -- will signal an end to a two-year draft slide in which Texas produced one second-round player, a third-round player and five others selected in the fourth round or higher. Before that slide, Mack Brown had not gone two consecutive years without producing a first-round pick. (Defensive end Alex Okafor is currently not in either of the first-round mock drafts done by ESPN’s Todd McShay or Mel Kiper.)

So let’s see here: Brown had two of the worst years of his tenure at Texas in 2010 and 2011. And then neither of those drafts produced a first-round pick. Anyone else see the correlation?

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Board Meeting: May 2, 2012 

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Welcome to your daily Board Meeting. Each evening we’ll update you on the day’s hottest topics on the HornsNation forum.

1. Bergeron vs. Brown : Sean Adams talked today about the hype surrounding the RB position at Texas. It’s hard not to when the Longhorns will have two running backs who were arguably the best at their position their respect recruiting classes. And neither could be the starter.

Joe Bergeron definitely looked better this spring and might be more durable than Malcolm Brown. The hype machine follows Johnathan Gray who has yet to have collegiate carry.

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