The stakes aren't as high for the players who attended the NFL Scouting Combine in February -- running back Malcolm Brown, defensive tackle Malcom Brown, defensive end Cedric Reed, linebacker Jordan Hicks, and cornerback Quandre Diggs -- as for the players who weren't invited to the annual event reserved for the top draft prospects.
So wide receivers Jaxon Shipley and John Harris will have their only chance to work out in front of scouts before the draft, needing strong testing times and flawless performances in the live drills to hear their names called. The school didn't list defensive back Mykkele Thompson or any of the other Longhorns who could be there as a participants, though Thompson and several other Longhorns were there, including tight end Geoff Swaim, deep snapper Nate Boyer, linebacker Steve Edmond, and linebacker Demarco Cobbs.
Every year, there's typically a former player who wasn't able to catch on in the league who makes an appearance. This year, it presumably won't be John Chiles again. The former Texas pass catcher recently signed a futures contract with the Chicago Bears after returning for several Pro Days.
As for the Horns who appeared at the Combine, the most pressure is on Reed after he was only able to participate in the bench press in Indianapolis after undergoing offseason meniscus surgery. Players like big Malcom Brown can't really improve their draft stock much, so he probably won't do much, but Diggs could opt to try to improve on his 40-yard dash on the fast track at Moncrief Neuhaus, as could Malcolm Brown.
The Longhorn Network will offer coverage of the event from 10 a.m. CT to 1:30 p.m., featuring host Lowell Galindo and reporter Jane Slater, as well as former Horns Rickly Williams, David Thomas, and Ahmad Brooks.