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ESPN's Tom Luginbill notes that "ready or not," Texas A&M freshman QB Kellen Mond "might become the guy" in 2017.

"[Oklahoma transfer QB] Trevor Knight was a Band-Aid for the Aggies during the 2016 season and now the job is wide open with minimal depth and a lack of [quarterbacking] talent [beyond Mond]," Luginbill wrote. The Aggies do have plenty of skill-position options, though, and the analyst believes that "this could be as [an] ideal time as any for throwing a freshman into the fire." Mond ranked as Rivals' No. 21 overall prospect in the 2017 class. Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell sees him as a snug fit with Texas A&M.
Feb 21 - 8:28 PM

Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin praised three-star TE Camron Horry and indicated that he wants the offense to feature tight ends more than it has in the past.

Though Sumlin would like to have tight ends featured in the passing attack, they've been underutilized throughout his tenure. Perhaps that will soon change. The Aggies signed two tight ends, including Horry, the son of former seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry. "Camron is very athletic," Sumlin said. "It was important in our class to have two guys ... who are going to be here and give us options offensively as real tight ends, not guys we're moving there. It's the direction we want to go." With offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone having utilized tight ends in the past, Horry seems to have made a good decision in where he chose to go to school.
Source: ESPN
Feb 21 - 2:26 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah mentioned nine-time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers when describing Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett's playing style.

"You look at Von Miller, he bends different than anybody else in the NFL, so you can't really compare him there. Khalil Mack is a little bit shorter, a little bit more compact, and more of a power-based rusher. (Garrett) kind of combines the two worlds," Jeremiah said. "He can win with speed on the outside, but he also has that power to run right through a tackle. He's got a very unique skill set (that) reminds me a little bit of Julius Peppers. ... Peppers is a little bit heavier, but (has) a similar way of playing the game." Jeremiah expects Garrett to dominate the upcoming NFL Combine. The 6-foot-5, 262-pounder has reportedly run the 40 in under 4.5 seconds.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 2:14 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said that he expects Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett to "torch the [C]ombine."

Speaking on the NFL Network's Up to the Minute Live, Jeremiah was over the moon for Garrett's potential at the NFL Scouting Combine. "When you talk to the folks at Texas A&M, they tell you he is going to test like a freak," the analyst said. "Now we're going to get a chance to see him get out there, go through all these drills, put the watch on him, see how high he jumps, all those things." Garrett could potentially post insane testing numbers such as a 40-yard dash time around 4.50 seconds and a vertical leap in the vicinity of 40 inches. He is the front-runner to be drafted first overall by the Browns at this juncture of the process.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 16 - 7:07 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler tagged Texas A&M QB Trevor Knight's as one of the more surprising invites to the NFL Scouting Combine.

"His inconsistent mechanics and decision-making stand out," Brugler writes, "but so does his athleticism, which he will show off in Indianapolis." After transferring over from Oklahoma, Knight went on to post a 2016 campaign in which he threw for 2,432 yards (53.3% completions) while totaling 29 touchdowns (19 passing, 10 rushing). For his career as a whole, he completed passes at a 55.5% clip. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline views him as a potential undrafted free agent.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 16 - 6:28 PM

An NFL scout said Texas A&M G Jermaine Eluemunor "definitely caught my eye" at the NFLPA Game.

"Moves well for his frame, powerful punch. A bit raw but a lot to like," the scout said. A darkhorse prospect from across the pond, Eluemunor grew up in London. He was invited to the NFL Combine and will attend. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline is a known fan.
Source: MMQB
Feb 14 - 3:47 PM

Texas A&M G Jermaine Eluemunor "offers a good degree of next-level potential," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

The analyst tells readers that Avery Gennesy isn't the only Texas A&M offensive linemen to keep tabs on this spring during the NFL Draft process. Pauline adds that Eluemunor is a guard only, not a tackle. "Eluemunor is big and strong and does a terrific job in pass protection for a wide-bodied blocker," he wrote.
Feb 13 - 6:33 PM

ESPN notes that Texas A&M freshman T Grayson Reed may be best suited to shifting inside to guard.

Notes the Worldwide Leader of their No. 249 overall prospect, "Reed lines up at tackle in high school and is listed as a tackle here as we feel he could potentially make the transition to college at that position, though a move inside to guard is a real possibility and could end up a good fit for him in the big picture." They note that he "may never be a 'wow' player," but has the upside to develop into a very usable piece in an offensive line rotation. The 6-foot-5, 304-pounder initially committed to the Aggies in early April of 2016.
Feb 12 - 7:15 PM

Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett indicated that his comment about wanting the Cowboys to trade up to pick him No. 1 was meant as a joke.

On Friday, Garrett said, "Take Tony Romo, take a couple picks, give 'em to Cleveland so [the Cowboys] can pick me up." The internet -- as the internet tends to do -- took that comment and ran with it. Garrett actually recorded the statement back in December. The producer of that ESPN video explained, "He was definitely having fun and was in a playful mood. One of the questions right before that was about his interest in dinosaurs. That’s what we do. We get fun little nuggets." Or as Garrett put it, "Take a joke, people."
Source: all22.com
Feb 11 - 4:13 PM

Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett said that the Dallas Cowboys should trade up to No. 1 in order to draft him.

"Dak Prescott is leading our team right now," Garrett said of his favorite NFL squad. "Take Tony Romo, take a couple picks, give 'em to Cleveland so you can pick me up." While it would be a surprise if Dallas kept Romo on the roster, the above scenario probably isn't a realistic one. When asked which team was his favorite draft landing spot outside of the Cowboys, Garrett pointed to the Browns, saying, "They have the No. 1 pick, I want to be seen as the best." He may well get that particular wish come this spring's draft.
Feb 10 - 6:06 PM

Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett plans to watch the NFL Draft at home in Arlington, Texas.

Garrett, projected by most as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, apparently isn't interested in attending the festivities. The NFL Draft takes place in Philadelphia from Apr. 27-29.
Source: 247 Sports
Feb 10 - 1:08 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks tagged Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett as the prospect in the 2017 draft class who will make the biggest initial impact.

Brooks calls Garrett "one of the best pure pass-rushers to enter the league in the last decade." You'll hear plenty of this type of praise over the coming months for Garrett, who is a true contender to be drafted first overall in the spring. Brooks notes that the former Texas A&M star offers "explosive quickness, balance and body control."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 7 - 7:22 PM

Texas A&M hired Florida International DC Ron Cooper to serve as secondary coach.

Cooper had himself a cup of head-coaching coffee this past season, serving as interim head coach with the Golden Panthers for the final eight games of the season following the firing of HC Ron Turner. In a statement regarding his new job with the Aggies, he said, "I am excited about the opportunity Coach Sumlin has given me at Texas A&M. I look forward to getting to know our players and working with our staff." In his most notable previous stint as a secondary coach in the SEC, he worked with LSU from 2009-2011.
Source: SEC Country
Feb 4 - 2:37 PM

Texas A&M signed four-star 2017 DE Jayden Peevy.

Peevy initially committed to Baylor in April, but backed off that pledge in May. The Bellaire, Texas, native subsequently committed to Texas A&M near the end of August. Rivals ranks the 6-foot-6, 279-pounder as their No. 9 defensive end prospect in the 2017 class. Per ESPN, Peevy is a "[b]ig kid [who] can generate some push when he stays low, but can stall out due to pads rising." The outlet believes that a move to offensive tackle is not out of the realm of possibility down the road.
Feb 4 - 1:21 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline hears that Texas A&M S Justin Evans could put on a show at the NFL Scouting Combine.

"I’m told Evans, who had two solid practices at the Senior Bowl before sitting out Thursday with injury, is expected to blow up the combine and put up Byron Jones type numbers," Pauline wrote. A refresher course on Jones' Combine work: The former UConn defender registered monster jumps of 44.5 inches (vertical) and 147 inches (broad jump) while turning in strong times in the 20-yard shuttle (3.94 seconds) and 60-yard shuttle (10.98 seconds) prior to the 2015 draft. He did not run the 40-yard dash due to injury. Back in September, an NFL executive said that he views Evans as a better prospect than 2016 first-rounder Karl Joseph. Pauline writes that there is a belief that Evans could find an NFL home in the back half of the first round. He relays that the Cowboys are one possible team that could have interest here.
Feb 3 - 7:06 PM


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