After Mack Brown stepped down as head coach of Texas in 2013, the program has been on a bit of a down swing. Helping the program win a national title in 2005, Brown is without a doubt a living legend.
The Longhorns have not had a first-round selection since the New England Patriots selected defensive tackle Malcom Brown in 2015. Prior to Brown, the New Orleans Saints selected safety Kenny Vaccaro in 2013.
For a program with such rich tradition, it seems like Texas would have more multiple first-round selections within a given year. This potentially changes in 2018. Linebacker Malik Jefferson was one of the most sought after and the clear headliner of their 2015 recruiting class.
Ironically, one of the least talked about recruits in the class that year is proving to be the best of the bunch. To this point in his career, offensive tackle Connor Williams has been a star. Only receiving three-stars from Rivals.com in high school, he has been every bit of what a five-star recruit should be.
Why has Williams been so successful? Lets take a look.