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Position Preview: Defensive Tackles

Okam sacking Leinart (Will Gallagher/Inside Texas)

With the departure of Larry Dibbles and All-American Rod Wright, Texas will be challenged to step up at the defensive tackle position. But, it's a challenge the Longhorns will likely meet, as they return their starting nose tackle from last season and one of the most talented defensive linemen ever to put on the burnt orange, Frank Okam.

Players at the position: Ben Alexander, 6-0, 298, Fr Tully Janszen, 6-3, 280, Sr Derek Lokey, 6-2, 275, Jr Thomas Marshall, 6-6, 293, Jr Roy Miller, 6-2, 300, Soph Frank Okam, 6-5, 315, Jr Defense starts in the middle and anchoring the middle of the Longhorn defensive line will be 6'5", 315-pound Frank Okam. Okam has garnered a great amount of attention in the preseason. The junior is on the... Recommended Stories