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NFL.com Draft Analyst calls Texas A&M WR Damion Ratley "intriguing."

Jeremiah says that Ratley is a "smooth route runner" and that he has size (6'1/196) speed and strong hands. It's not the first we've heard of Ratley causing analysts some intrigue, but it's nice to hear it from someone as respected in the industry as Jeremiah. Expect to see Ratley come off the board sometime in the middle of Day 3 -- maybe as early as the fourth round.
Apr 21 - 3:11 PM

Texas A&M redshirt sophomore DB Kemah Siverand will pursue a graduate transfer.

Siverand (6'1/200) will leave the school at the end of May with his degree, which means whichever school lands his services will be eligible to play him immediately. Siverand is a former four-star recruit who didn't put up big numbers with the Aggies, and made a position switch to defensive back in the 2017 season.
Apr 21 - 12:00 PM

Texas A&M received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 DT DeMarvin Leal.

Leal (6'4/280) commits to the Aggies just days after attending the A&M spring game. He's the third defensive line pledge in the cycle for HC Jimbo Fisher, who started slow on the recruiting front with his new program this winter before coming on like gangbusters to close the 2018 cycle in strong fashion. Fisher and crew are off and running with the 2019 class, though, with Leal's pledge helping to place them at No. 5 on the 247Sports team rankings board. For his part, the defensive tackle is one of the more intriguing defensive linemen in the country, as he's shown plus skills at both defensive tackle and defensive end. He offers a strong burst off the snap and is one of the quicker line prospects in the 2019 class.
Source: 247Sports
Apr 18 - 2:03 PM

Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk is visiting the Carolina Panthers on Thursday.

Hat tip to Rotoworld's Josh Norris for this visit note. The Seahawks, Patriots and Cowboys are among the teams which have also shown interest in Kirk during the evaluating process. While he disappointed in his combine tests -- he logged a composite athletic score in just the 26th percentile of NFL receivers -- the 5-foot-10, 201-pounder appeals in his versatility, as he can help out not only in the receiving game, but also in the special teams arena and as a gadget runner on end-arounds, bubble screens and the like. He's a likely Day 2 selection for the draft.
Apr 12 - 4:07 PM

The Seahawks sent GM John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll to workout Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk and Arizona State RB Kalen Ballage.

The fit makes a lot of sense for Kirk, as he seems to fit what the Seahawks look for in a receiver: separation and potentially winning after the catch. The team lost Paul Richardson to big money, and Kirk could be a target on a trade down.
Apr 11 - 11:02 AM

NFL.com Associate Fantasy Writer/Editor Matt Harmon compares Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk to Packers wideout Randall Cobb.

Kirk is one of the best at finding spaces in the zone, says Harmon, which is something that Cobb has excelled at for years with the Packers now. He warns not to underrate Kirk's physicality, however. "Despite checking in under 6-foot, Kirk is nails at the catch point on contested throws and stronger than most of the defensive backs he competed against in college," writes Harmon. "At his best, Randall Cobb was a similar player." Kirk has a real chance of going late in the first round, and will assuredly be off the board by the end of Day 2.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 7 - 6:50 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Texas A&M WR Damion Ratley has been "building a buzz around himself the past three months."

Ratley (6'1/196) was not viewed as true candidate for the draft entering the 2017 season, but came on to turn in a sturdy 30-694-6 receiving line while averaging a spicy 23.1 yards per reception. That YPR mark was good for not only second-best in the SEC, but fourth-best in the entire NCAA. Moving past his in-season accomplishment, Ratley ran the 40-yard dash in the range of 4.43 seconds on pro day this week. He additionally notched jumps of 38 inches (vertical) and 126 inches (broad). Pauline passes along that in drill work, the wideout "caught everything thrown in his direction" and "left teams with a positive impression." He'll be making the visit/workout rounds over the coming weeks as he tries to kick in the door for a Day 3 selection.
Mar 28 - 3:54 PM

Texas A&M DT Zaycoven Henderson was not allowed to participate in Tuesday's pro day after his arrest on aggravated assault charges back in December.

Henderson is serving a university suspension. This doesn't bode well for Henderson's NFL draft potential. He is most likely headed for an undrafted free agent grade from many teams unless they go out of their way to acquire a full profile.
Mar 28 - 8:59 AM

Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk said that he has private workouts scheduled with the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks, plus visits to the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers.

Kirk (5'10/201) is taking part in pro day festivities in College Station on Tuesday as he continues on his merry way toward the NFL Draft. The wideout underwhelmed somewhat at the NFL Scouting Combine, posting a composite testing score in the 26th percentile of pro wideouts. Athletic tests are not the be-all, end-all of the draft, though they certainly help. We view the receiver as a likely selection for early on Day 2 next month.
Mar 27 - 6:53 PM

Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reports that Johnny Manziel will throw to Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk at his pro day on Tuesday.

All 32 NFL teams will be at the workout, according to Feldman. Kirk is considered one of -- and by some, the -- best wide receivers in this class, so this would be highly attended no matter who the quarterback throwing the football was. Add in the fact that Johnny Football will be slinging the rock, and, well, you get the idea. If Kirk tests well in College Station, he has a chance to solidify his late first-round, early-second round stock.
Mar 26 - 2:05 PM

Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk said that he has had a "private visit" with the Cardinals.

It's unclear from Kirk's verbiage whether this was an official visit -- NFL teams are allotted 30 official pre-draft visits -- or just an informal meeting. Regardless, the 5-foot-10, 201-pounder hails from Scottsdale and said that it would "definitely be surreal" if the Cardinals drafted him. A good kind of surreal, to be sure. Kirk ranks as the No. 3 wideout on the board of Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom, who sees the top three wideouts in the class (Courtland Sutton, Calvin Ridley, Kirk) as being exceedingly close to each other in his film study. Kirk reportedly interviewed very well at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this month as he tries to surprise with a Day 1 selection. Our best guess would still have him landing on Day 2 when all is said and done.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 21 - 12:57 PM

Texas A&M redshirt senior CB Nick Harvey will seek a graduate transfer.

Harvey (5'10/195) was one of the stars of the Texas A&M defense in 2016 as a junior, but he missed all of 2017 after undergoing surgery for a knee injury he suffered during spring practices. He'll leave with his degree, so whatever school procures his services will be able to play Harvey in the 2018 campaign.
Mar 12 - 6:36 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Texas A&M S Armani Watts to 49ers safety Jimmie Ward.

Zierlein notes that Ward doesn't have prototypical size (5'11/205), but his range and quickness make him an excellent "downhill" safety. He's also impressive with his anticipations, but he can get caught guessing, and at that position, that can lead to bad, bad things. Zierlein believes he'll go on Day 2, but that "Watts' success as a professional will likely depend on work ethic and consistency as a tackler."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 11 - 3:45 PM

Texas A&M S Armani Watts elected not to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine on Monday.

The 5-foot-10, 202-pounder did go through on-the-field drills and participate in a few tests, putting up 13 reps on the bench press. Watts missed A&M's bowl game with an undisclosed injury. We can't say whether that injury caused him to hold off on running the 40. Either way, we do know that Watts will run at the Aggies' Pro Day on March 27.
Source: 247 Sports
Mar 5 - 3:12 PM

Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Kirk (5'10/201) has reportedly been interviewing well in Indianapolis, with Walter Football's Charlie Campbell noting that his old Texas A&M coaches have been "rav[ing]" about the wideout. Not too shabby on the 40-yard dash, either. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks Kirk as the No. 3 receiver in the class, narrowly trailing Courtland Sutton and Calvin Ridley in what's a tight top tier for the position.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 12:32 PM


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