Filing Cabinet Friday
WE’RE BAAACK again this week with Filing Cabinet Friday and are looking at a pair of Longhorn players. DeMarvion Overshown and Keondre Coburn are guys that popped off film for me while watching other guys and as always, are guys that we should pay attention to in the future.
Overshown flashed to me against Baylor when I was watching Denzel Mims. Overshown plays in a lot of different roles for Texas, especially as that overhang defender. Coming out of high school Overshown was a highly recruited safety and one of the most coveted at the position. At 6’4” 210 Overshown has ideal size for that nickel/safety/dime linebacker role that the NFL is really gravitating toward. This upcoming season he will be a Junior and will be draft eligible. Declaring early could be a legitimate option for him if he puts together a nice year because of the demand for versatile guys like him on defense. His ability to play against the run and play in coverage will be valued highly. What I like most about DeMarvion is his hustle, speed, and aggression which are some of the most important traits for the position. Combine that with his size and you could have a very effective player.
The other Texas defender we’ll be looking at this week is Keondre Coburn. Coburn seems to flash every time I’m watching the Texas Defense. As a redshirt sophomore this past year, Coburn started in 8 games and was a dominant force after not playing much in his first year. Coming into this year he will be looking to step up for this Longhorn defense with DeMarvion Overshown. He was the 6th ranked defensive tackle coming out of Texas in his recruiting class and UT was able to scoop him up. At 6’2” 340 Coburn is bigger than the average NFL DT, but he is also very explosive. He gets off the ball very well and is able to use his overwhelming strength to really make an impact. Have no fear, Coburn also moves very well for his size, similarly to fellow BIG12 Defensive Tackle, Bravvion Roy. I will be excited to watch this pair of Longhorn defenders next year as their careers get closer and closer to the NFL.