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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

Texas A&M junior WR Josh Reynolds "stole the show as the most consistent threat for the Aggies offense last season," wrote Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Reynolds has never received the hype of Speedy Noil or Ricky Seals-Jones, but last season he stepped into a sort of Mike Evans role and impressed, earning the team’s Offensive MVP award. The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder Reynolds led the squad with 842 yards and 13 touchdowns on 52 catches. "While he doesn't make the highlight-reel plays of Noil, he was consistently good for the Aggies, providing a reliable target for a young offense in flux," Brown wrote. "He'll only get better as he develops a stronger rapport with QB Kyle Allen."
Jun 14 - 8:18 PM

Houston Chronicles' Brent Zwerneman notes that Texas A & M freshman RB Jay Bradford may be the fastest player on the team.

"Sumlin said Brandon Williams is fastest guy on team, but "according to players" newcomer Jay Bradford might be faster than Williams," Zwerneman tweeted. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Bradford was one of the fastest prospects in the state of Texas as he won gold twice in the last three years in the 100 meters at the Texas state meet. Aggie coaches have hand-timed Bradford at 4.28 and 4.29 seconds in two separate 40-yard dashes.
Jun 10 - 3:23 PM

Texas A&M redshirt junior Brandon Williams is moving from RB to CB.

"At 6-foot 195, he's a regular running back. Maybe below average," head coach Kevin Sumlin said regarding Williams' size for the position. "Now you get a 6-foot, 200 pound corner? He goes to the top of the chart." Sumlin adds Williams is one of the fastest players on the team. The former Oklahoma transfer produced 374 yards and three touchdowns on 86 carries in 2014.
Jun 9 - 10:36 AM

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin "might not be able to turn down every NFL advance over the coming years," believes NFL Media.

Sumlin's system is as entertaining as it gets, and he has shown an ability to adapt to his personnel. The NFL has already made overtures and isn't likely to stop. "You wouldn't expect a former college linebacker to be known for his offense, but that's what Sumlin's calling card is and one reason why a number of NFL clubs gauged his interest on coaching up a notch in the past few years," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "His ability to focus Johnny Manziel should be reason enough for him to be considered given those management skills."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 8 - 9:54 PM

Texas A&M OC Jake Spavital's "offensive pedigree is going to appeal to some athletic directors," notes NFL Media.

The site ranks Spavital as the No. 14 hottest assistant coach in the nation. Spavital is about to embark on his second as the Aggies' coordinator and he just turned 30 last month, making him one of the country's youngest top assistants. "Yes, he is young," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "But if A&M's offense performs to expectations this season, Spavital's offensive pedigree is going to appeal to some athletic directors." Spavital has worked for Gus Malzahn (Tulsa), Dana Holgorsen (West Virginia) and Kevin Sumlin.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 7 - 4:07 PM

NFL Media ranks Texas A&M S Justin Evans as the No. 7 transfer player in the nation.

Texas A&M desperately needs Evans, who came from Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, to play well immediately. The school allowed 450.8 yards per game last year, ranking last in the SEC and 104th nationally in total defense. Evans enrolled in January and "was good in spring practice," according to College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "He is a willing player in run support and looks to have above-average coverage skills for a strong safety."
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 8:21 PM

Former Oklahoma junior RB Keith Ford will transfer to Texas A&M.

Ford said as much a few days ago, but now it is official. The running back, who was stuck behind Samaje Perine on the Sooners' depth chart, will be forced to redshirt the 2015 season but still has two seasons of eligibility after. Texas A&M already has an Oklahoma running back transfer on the roster in Brandon Williams.
Source: 247 Sports
May 22 - 9:31 AM

In an interview with GigEm247.com on Tuesday, Oklahoma junior RB Keith Ford noted that he is "leaning towards" transferring to Texas A&M.

"Utah has called me, Louisville is showing a lot of interest and so has U of H. Texas A&M has also reached out to me. I don’t want to leave the state of Texas so I’m kind of leaning towards Texas A&M. It’s not official yet because I still need to talk with the coaches but I am leaning towards Texas A&M," Ford told GigEm247.com The 5-foot-11, 211-pound Ford would have to sit out a year if he planned to transfer, but would have two years of eligibility left. The former sooner is planning to make his decision before June. Ford ran for 369 yards and five touchdowns on 63 carries as a sophomore, and added in 11 receptions for 140 yards and a score.
Source: 247 Sports
May 20 - 4:03 PM

Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett will have to show that he can "hold his own better against the power-rushing SEC teams" that proved to be able to negate "his quickness with brute strength," according to NFL.com's Chase Goodbread.

"The next step in Garrett's game will be to hold his own better against the power-rushing SEC teams (read: Alabama, LSU, Arkansas) that negated his quickness with brute strength. If Chavis develops that part of his game, Garrett's immediate future is limitless," Goodbread wrote. The Texas A & M prospect broke Jadeveon Clowney's league record for sacks as a freshman with 11.5. The 6-foot-5, 247-pound Garrett showed a ton of explosiveness off the ball last season, and was even clocked at mid-4.4s in the 40 this offseason.
Source: NFL.com
May 19 - 2:26 PM

Oklahoma junior RB Keith Ford will transfer, according to Josh McCuistion.

Oklahoma handed down a suspension for Ford on March 30 for academic and team rules violations. The running back started three games and totaled 369 yards and five touchdowns in eight games, but was expected to enter the season behind Samaje Parine on the depth chart. Ford will almost certainly have to sit out a season due to NCAA regulations.
May 13 - 11:58 AM

Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin said he was never concerned that freshman QB Kyler Murray would spurn the Aggies for baseball.

Murray opted out of the MLB draft earlier this month even though he was ranked by some analysts as a top-30 prospect. Instead of reporting to a minor league camp, Murray decided to play football and baseball for the Aggies. The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder is a five-star football recruit who attended Elite 11 at Nike's headquarters. He's highly athletic and has a whip for an arm and has been called "The Next Johnny Football" for the past few years in high school. Murray will take on the promising Kyle Allen for the starting gig this summer.
May 12 - 9:33 PM


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