High schools all across Texas have seen players become Longhorns. Some have seen more than others. Others have seen a steady stream of prospects commit over the course of Brown's tenure at Texas. So which are the schools that have served as the Longhorns' biggest pipelines of the Mack Brown era? We...[details]
2005 (Sophomore): A big, fast and athletic third-year player who enters fall as one of the Longhorns returning wide receivers with starting experience tabbed preseason third-team All-Big 12 by Athlon emerged as the starter at split end midway through the 2004 season played in 11 games and started the last seven made 23 receptions (T-No. 3 on the UT all-time freshman list) for 263 yards gained valuable experience working at split end as a redshirt in 2003 an all-state hurdler who scored TDs on 31 of his 72 receptions as a prepster.
2004 (Freshman): Emerged as the starter at split end midway through the season played in 11 games and started the last seven posted 23 receptions (T-No. 3 on the UT all-time freshman list) for 263 yards registered more than half of that total (12 catches for 138 yards) in the last three regular season games recorded a catch in 10 of his 11 games played made his first career reception versus North Texas registered one catch for six yards at Arkansas posted one reception for seven yards against Baylor had a 26-yard catch versus No. 2 Oklahoma notched three receptions for 27 yards against Missouri made two catches for 22 yards at Texas Tech recorded two receptions for 27 yards at Colorado tallied four catches for a season-high 70 yards against No. 19 Oklahoma State, including a season-long 37-yard reception hauled in a season-high six catches (T-No. 4 on UTs single-game freshman list) for 50 yards at Kansas caught two passes for 18 yards versus No. 22 Texas A&M redshirted in 2003.
The Good: Sweed is a large, athletic receiver with 4.45 speed and big-play ability. He has continually improved in the finer aspects of the position, such as route running and recognizing defenses. His soft hands allow him to snatch the ball in front of him and make difficult catches in a crowd. He runs precise routes and has cutting ability that allows him to gain separation. Sweed also is the best blocking receiver in this class and one of the best blocking receivers over the last decade.
The Bad: His senior year ended early after he broke his left wrist midway through the season. He left Senior Bowl workouts early in the week to rest the surgically repaired wrist. Sweed needs to improve his strength.
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