15. Derrick Johnson, LB, Kansas City Chiefs
Johnson could be the best linebacker in Texas history, which is saying something. As a senior, he was Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and won both the Dick Butkus Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Johnson was also a consensus All-American in both 2003 and 2004.
After getting drafted by the Chiefs, Johnson soon blossomed into a star in the NFL. He was a starter from Day 1 and eventually earned four Pro Bowl selections, although the first one didn’t come until his seventh season in the league. Johnson spent 13 seasons in Kansas City and one forgettable campaign with the Raiders in 2018 before signing a one-day contract with the Chiefs before retiring in May 2019.