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Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin called sophomore DE Myles Garrett a blend of Adrian Peterson, Jean-Claude Van Damme and a cat.

Incredible. Let's break this down. Sumlin says Garrett has Peterson's explosion, Van Damme's flexibility and strength and a cat's body contortion. "We call him Batman," says Sumlin, "because his body looks like the costume." Garrett was one of the top SEC defenders last season in just his first year in college football. Expect the Texas A&M defense to take a step forward this season.
Jul 28 - 9:40 AM

Former Texas A&M junior WR Kyrion Parker will play at the JUCO level for Garden City.

Parker is a former four-star member of the 2013 class. He redshirt his first year and caught two passes for 14 yards in 2014. Parker announced his intent to transfer last February.
Jul 24 - 9:52 AM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown pegs Texas A&M's Avery Gennesy as the favorite to start at left tackle.

Gennesy is joined in the hunt to replace Cedric Ogbuehi by Germain Ifedi, who others might peg as favorite. Gennesy hasn't been discussed much as a draft prospect because he was ignored as a recruit, went the JUCO route, transferred to A&M prior to last year and then redshirted in 2014. Some see a potential star. "Gennesy appears to have a starting job locked down, and it's just a matter of which side," Brown wrote. "He's the favorite to replace Ogbuehi at left tackle, with Ifedi likely staying on the right side."
Jul 22 - 7:48 PM

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said redshirt junior T Germain Ifedi may have made a lot more money by returning to school for another campaign.

Ifedi appears ticketed for left tackle; as an Aggie, that just about guarantees a lifetime of financial security for his family. Just ask the last three men who manned the position, all of them first-round picks: Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews and Cedric Ogbuehi. "We sit down with our guys and say, 'Here's where you are draft-wise, and you can play your way into this.' That happened with Jake, who played himself into the top 10, and probably made somewhere between nine and 14 million (more) dollars by coming back," Sumlin said. "Germain is a bona fide, longtime player in the NFL, for sure at guard. We're working him at tackle. He's more of a right tackle than a left tackle at the next level. Can he play left tackle? Definitely." Sumlin further indicated that Ifedi was given a late-second or third-round grade for May's draft. "He decided to come back and try to move up," Sumlin said.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 17 - 7:08 PM

Texas A&M freshman RB Jay Bradford is dealing with a medical issue, and federal privacy regulations prohibit any specifics from being released.

This doesn't seem like the typical offseason injury. Bradford was a three-star member of the 2015 class and some beat writers were already calling him the fastest player on the roster. More details could arise in the near future.
Jul 17 - 11:36 AM

Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett "clearly has top-end talent, with explosive burst off the line that will make him one of the nation's best pass rushers," according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"The Aggies had plenty of problems on defense last year, but Garrett's instant impact as a freshman saved them from even more frustrations," Brown wrote. "He boosted a lackluster pass rush in a hurry, debuting with an SEC freshman record 11 ½ sacks and 53 tackles. Eight of those sacks did come against Lamar, Rice and Louisiana-Monroe, so there's plenty of room to grow against stiffer SEC competition." Brown pegs Garrett as the No. 5 defensive end in the land. The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder earned consensus Freshman All-American honors last year.
Jul 15 - 12:31 AM

Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin insinuated that sophomore QB Kyle Allen is indeed the favorite to be the starter, but indicated he might play two quarterbacks.

That might mean plans are in the works to get four-star 2015 recruit QB Kyler Murray on the field in sub-packages right out of the gate. "We’ve never started out that way. That doesn’t mean that we won’t," Sumlin said about playing two quarterbacks. "We’ll see where we are in fall. Kyle is confident right now and should be. … Kyler is a guy who all he’s done is won. It’s like anything else. It’s not like Kyler didn’t know Kyle Allen was the MVP of the bowl game. That didn’t stop him. He’s coming to compete, and that’s what makes both of those guys who they are." The Aggies open against a strong Arizona State squad, so we'd be a bit surprised if Murray pulls off the stunner to win starting QB duties. That said, it'd be silly not to get the dynamic athlete on the field in advantageous situations.
Jul 14 - 10:30 PM

Texas A&M paid for the loss-of-value insurance policy taken out by redshirt junior T Germain Ifedi.

It's not surprising, as the school also did so for former teammate Cedric Ogbuehi. In fact, a school official said the values of the two premiums are similar. "I never have heard of it," Ifedi said of the insurance. "I thought it was an interesting thing. It seemed like a good deal. I still don't know everything about it so far." Ifedi was given a second-round grade from the NFL over the winter. We were unimpressed with his overall work last year, though he does have high-upside talent with a powerful punch and quick feet. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Ifedi must stop giving up ground when confronted with bull rushers.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 14 - 5:11 PM

Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis has "simplified" the school's defensive scheme.

Senior defensive tackle Julien Obioha said it took him three weeks to learn the previous scheme and only three days to learn Chavis'. We are proponents of simplifying coaching on both sides of the ball at the college level, mastering and perfecting rather than over-complicating. Chavis was previously the defensive coordinator at Tennessee and Louisville.
Jul 14 - 11:21 AM

Texas A&M freshman Christian Kirk is listed as one of the four starting WRs on the school's summer depth chart.

It was reported back in May that Kirk bad "been a revelation" during spring activities, but his emergence in the starting lineup is worth repeating. Listed at 5'11/200 lbs, Kirk has mainly worked in the slot and could be lethal in that alignment.
Jul 14 - 10:33 AM

Texas A&M senior Julien Obioha moved from DE to DT and gained 20 pounds this offseason.

Obioha started every game but one at defensive end over the last three seasons. 36 of 37 games. We all know Myles Garrett is a star at one defensive end spot, but it remains to be seen who will start opposite him. The Aggies have focused on recruiting defensive linemen the last two seasons. Obioha likely offers more upfield ability from the interior.
Jul 14 - 10:12 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett as his No.1 edge defenders to watch in College Football in 2015.

"Garrett might already be the best pure edge rusher in the country thanks to his upfield burst and destructive inside move. Garrett has cat-quick change of direction to keep him in more plays than the norm and he's surprisingly difficult to redirect once he starts to turn the corner in his pass rush," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-5, 247-pound Garrett posted 11.5 sacks, and was second among defensive linemen with 50 tackles in his freshman season. Garrett earned Consensus Freshman All-America, was a Freshman All-SEC selection, and brought home second-team All-SEC honors last season.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 30 - 3:42 PM

Texas A&M redshirt junior T Germain Ifedi "can still improve his anchor, but he appears to have fewer holes right now than [Cedric] Ogbuehi had at this same stage," notes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Texas A&M has cranked out first-round tackles for three consecutive seasons and it wouldn't shock me to see Ifedi become the fourth," Zierlein wrote. "While he might be flying under the radar for some, I promise you scouts are not sleeping on this talented tackle prospect who has shifted from guard to right tackle and now to left tackle." Zierlein ranks the 6-foot-5, 320-pound Ifedi as the No. 3 offensive lineman in the country. "Ifedi has better hands than Cedric Ogbuehi and nearly the same feet," Zierlein wrote. "His initial kick-slide gains substantial ground helping to cut off edge rushers, and his change of direction helps to pick up inside moves."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 28 - 5:03 PM

Texas A&M senior C Mike Matthews "has the family gene for football toughness and intelligence, a strong anchor, and nimbleness in tight spaces, which is most crucial for the center position," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Matthews' father is Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews and his brothers Jake (the No. 6 pick in 2014) and Kevin (former Aggies center) are both similarly gifted at moving massive humans from where they'd prefer to be. He's also cousins with Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews. The 6-foot-2, 285-pound Mike Matthews is smaller and less gifted than Bruce and Jake and he's not the athlete that Clay is, but he's one of the nation's best pivots. "Some NFL teams won't have interest in him because of his lack of size, but another squad will find a reliable starter," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 23 - 9:46 PM

Beat writer Sam Khan definitely said Texas A&M freshman QB Kyler Murray will not redshirt this season.

"Even if he's not QB1, he'll play," Khan wrote. Murray was widely considered a four or five-star recruit and reportedly debated between Texas and Texas A&M before choosing the Aggies. As always, fans will want the new recruits to play, but we expect Kyle Allen to win the job. At least initially.
Jun 17 - 12:37 PM


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