Texas junior DT Malcom Brown plans to enter draft

Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown will forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, the team announced on Thursday afternoon. 

Brown met with Texas coach Charlie Strong on Wednesday and met with his position coach, Chris Rumph, after Texas’ loss in the Texas Bowl. Brown, a 6-foot-2, 320-pound native of Brenham, Texas, was a consensus All-American in 2014 and also has a wife and two children. 

"It wasn’t an easy decision because a lot went into it. My wife has school, I have school, and moving the kids around," Brown said in a release. "I got everyone’s input on it, but at the end of the day, it’s my decision and that’s what I came to." 

Brown had 15 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks as a junior in 2014 and had two forced fumbles with 72 tackles. He was Texas’ sixth defensive tackle to earn consensus All-American honors and was a finalist for the Nagurski and Outland Trophies. 

"Malcom had an unbelievable season and was a lot of fun to coach," Strong said. "He’s a tremendous football player and a great young man who has a really bright future ahead of him. I know the decision was a difficult one, but we had some really good talks. He has our support and we wish him the best as he prepares for the NFL."