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College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread wrote that Texas A&M redshirt junior RB Keith Ford is "primed to electrify the Aggies' backfield."

"Ford's raw talent merits listing higher [on the list of impact transfers for 2016]," Goodbread explained, "but we'll anchor him here until Kevin Sumlin's offense brings the position out of relative anonymity." The 5-foot-11, 211-pounder was a five-star recruit out of high school and signed on with Oklahoma as part of the 2013 class. In 2014, his last year with the Sooners, he rushed for 392 yards (5.5 YPC) and five touchdowns on 71 carries. With the Aggies in 2016, he will be reunited with former Sooner QB Trevor Knight, who himself transferred over to A&M (and subsequently won the starting job) earlier this offseason.
Source: NFL.com
May 21 - 3:19 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang ranked Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett as the No. 2 underclassman prospect for 2017.

Only fellow SEC-bruiser Leonard Fournette ranks ahead of Garrett among Rang's underclassmen. The analyst referred to the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder as "explosive off the edge." The stats he has posted through just two years with the Aggies are downright terrifying. He is coming off a 2015 campaign which saw him record some video game numbers, including 19.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. He stated earlier this offseason that he wants to be one of the best who ever played. Rivals ranks him as the No. 2 draft-eligible player while ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. bests that by placing him at No. 1. Don't expect him to stray far from the top-5 on most boards this coming season.
Source: CBS Sports
May 19 - 7:38 PM

Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett enters his junior season with 26 career sacks.

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter pegs him as the fifth-best player in college football. "His burst, flexibility, length and acceleration make him a tough ask for any left tackle," Reuter wrote. ESPN's Mel Kiper has Garrett atop his first Big Board.
Source: NFL.com
May 17 - 5:09 PM

Four-star S Derrick Tucker committed to Texas A&M.

Hey, look at that, the Aggies didn't screw this one up. Signs and wonders. Not only did they land the commitment, they also landed a nice punch to the likes of Alabama, LSU and TCU. That power troika believed they were in line to possibly snag the commitment, but no such luck. Tucker stands at a lanky 6-foot-3, 180 pounds and ranks as Rivals' No. 112 prospect for the 2017 recruiting class (No. 10 safety). Outlet editor Mark Passwaters noted that "[h]e's got excellent speed and anticipation, and he's not afraid to play on the other side of the line of scrimmage if he's up in run support."
Source: Rivals
May 14 - 1:26 PM

Rivals tagged Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett as the second-best draft-eligible player for 2017.

"Garrett is a freaky athlete who needs to improve his inside pass rush but his length and quickness make him an NFL franchise pass rusher," wrote recruiting director Mike Farrell. Colleague Adam Gorney added that the 6-foot-5, 247-pounder is a "phenomenal athlete who also hits." Last season, Garrett recorded 59 tackles (19.5 for loss), 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. As Gorney notes, if a quarterback like Deshaun Watson or Brad Kaaya is not selected with the No. 1 overall selection in 2017, Garrett could well be in play for it. He is a legitimate wrecking ball of a defender.
Source: Rivals
May 13 - 9:08 PM

Browns signed Texas A&M C Mike Matthews.

Matthews (6'2/290) is the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, brother of 2014 Falcons first-round pick Jake Matthews and cousin of Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews. He's flattered by the conflation, but that doesn't mean Mike's NFL dreams are DOA. He can't fix the poor athleticism (5.45 forty, 8.09 3-cone, 24.5-inch vertical), but he's as smart, technically sound and tough (has played through a broken foot) as you'd expect from an apple shaken off the Matthews tree. For those reasons, NFL Media's Gil Brandt believes he'll develop into a long-time NFL starter. Matthews received a signing bonus of $7,500 from the Browns. He'll head to summer camp No. 3 on the center depth chart behind Cam Erving and Garth Gerhart. Party on.
May 11 - 6:18 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett No. 1 on his first 2017 Big Board.

No big surprise here. The 6-foot-5, 247-pound Garrett is the edge rushing savant every franchise salivates over. He combines mouthwatering measureables with huge production, producing 24 sacks and 33.5 tackles for loss in his true freshman and sophomore campaigns. That run came in the sport's toughest conference, often facing chips or double teams.
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 12:34 PM

Texas A&M disciplined WR coach Aaron Moorehead following his Twitter tantrum on the heels of QB Tate Martell's de-commitment.

Moorehead's tirade -- "I feel sorry for ppl who never understand loyalty," he in part wrote of Martell -- had very real consequences. Four-star wide receiver Mannie Netherly announced he'd decided not to attend Texas A&M because of Moorehead's behavior. Kevin Sumlin said the details of Moorehead's punishment will remain in house.
May 9 - 10:19 PM

Rivals' Mike Farrell wrote that Texas A&M junior DE Myles Garrett is "talented enough to push a quarterback out of the No. 1 spot if he continues to develop."

Out of high school, Garrett ranked as Rivals' No. 2 overall prospect for the 2014 cycle, with eventual Alabama DE Da'Shawn Hand ranking as their No. 1. Farrell would flip those two in hindsight. "Hand won out, but just barely. Obviously it looks like Garrett should have been the guy," the analyst wrote. Last season, the 6-foot-5, 247-pound Aggie recorded 11.5 sacks with 19.5 tackles for loss. Earlier this offseason, he told Sports Illustrated that he wants to "break all the records [he] can possible for a defensive end."
Source: Rivals
May 9 - 2:27 PM

Saints signed Texas A&M CB De'Vante Harris.

Harris (5'11/176) primarily played nickel back for the Aggies, starting for 1 1/2 seasons and tallying 29 career pass breakups, including five interceptions. Harris showed well at the Combine, running 4.54 but shining in the vertical (38 1/2") and broad (10'4") jumps. Harris is too light and lanky to play perimeter corner in the NFL, and not a good enough tackler to man the slot. Harris has potential, but he needs to get stronger while adding at least ten pounds.
May 5 - 5:11 PM

Rotoworld's Evan Silva gave the Seahawks' Draft class a B grade.

Seahawks GM John Schneider played his draft value cards right, leveraging Denver's lust for Paxton Lynch into an extra Rd. 3 pick and then only relinquishing a fourth-rounder himself a round later to stop Alabama DL Jarran Reed's fall. "This draft brought to Seattle a lot of good football players; three much-needed offensive line reinforcements, running back competition [Arkansas RB Alex Collins] following Marshawn Lynch's retirement, likely year-one defensive line help from Reed and perhaps [Rd. 5 Maryland DT Quinton] Jefferson, and steady in-line tight end [Nick] Vannett," Silva wrote. "How [Rd. 1 Texas A&M T/G Germain] Ifedi and [Rd. 3 Boise State OG Rees] Odhiambo fare under the tutelage of Tom Cable will go a long way in determining the results of this draft. On paper, I think Seattle emerged with a nice haul."
Source: Rotoworld
May 5 - 2:00 PM

Saints signed Texas A&M OT Joseph Cheek.

Cheek (6'6/295) was a two-year starter at right guard for the Aggies, showing plus athleticism on movement-based blocks but struggling in the power run game and often getting pushed around inside. Cheek's frame is indeed that of a tackle's, but he has short arms (32 3/4") and is short on tackle experience. In order to hang on in the NFL, Cheek will have to demonstrate position versatility as a swing guard-tackle reserve. He is unlikely to grow into a starter.
May 3 - 4:40 PM

Rams signed Texas A&M K Taylor Bertolet.

Bertolet (5'8/188) spent a little more than two seasons as the Aggies' placekicker, finishing his career 37-of-56 (66.1%) on field goals and 128-of-138 on extra points. Simply put, Bertolet isn't accurate enough to nail down a job in the NFL.
Source: SB Nation
May 1 - 7:38 PM

Chargers selected Texas A&M P Drew Kaser with the No. 179 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Kaser (6'2/212) spent three seasons as Texas A&M's primary punter, averaging 46.3 yards per punt with 60 50-plus-yard punts and 36 percent of his career punts placed inside the opposing 20-yard line. A first-team All-SEC pick as a senior, Kaser possesses field-flipping leg strength and should settle in as a quality long-term NFL punter.
Apr 30 - 3:54 PM

Cardinals selected Texas A&M CB Brandon Williams with the No. 92 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Williams (5'11/197) spent three years in College Station after transferring from Oklahoma, doubling at cornerback and tailback and posting a career 132-651-4 (4.93 YPC) rushing line. He contributed seven pass breakups on defense in 2015. Although Williams blazed 4.37 at the Combine, he showed limited explosiveness and agility. Williams may have to make his NFL living as a special teams gunner. He's a multi-year project as a cornerback.
Apr 29 - 11:08 PM


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