Position Preview: Interior Defensive Line is Deep, but What About Edge?

In 2021, the Texas defensive line was mediocre at best. More often than not, the group proved to be incapable of forcing pressure on opposing quarterbacks and allowed opposing offensive coordinators the ability to run the football whenever necessary. The inability to stop the run did not solely fall on the Texas defensive line, but everything on defense starts up front. 

The Longhorns gave up 31.1 PPG (99th nationally) including 202.4 YPG on the ground and 224 YPG through the air.

The good news for the Longhorns is the defensive line returns most of its players from 2021, especially on the interior. The bad news is substantial improvement may not be possible until the underclassmen gain more experience.