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2018 Texas A&M Aggies prospect primer

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2018 Texas A&M Aggies prospect primer

Below are notable Texas A&M players eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft. The Texas A&M program has had some strong recruiting seasons in recent years, as evidenced after Myles Garrett was chosen #1. Now, there are several prospects who could be considered potential first rounders.

Offense

Running back Keith Ford – 5’11”, 215 lbs. –  Senior

Ford runs with a low center of gravity which allows him to win when he lowers his shoulder for extra yards. He also has the speed to bounce outside. Somehow, in the Aggies pass happy offense, he needs to find more than the 700 rushing yards he gained last season to gather attention and have his draft stock rise.

Wide Receiver Christian Kirk – 5’11”, 200 lbs. – Junior

Kirk is a receiver who I have been excited to become draft eligible since he stepped on campus. In his 2 seasons at Texas A&M, he has amassed 2,000 receiving yards. His route running is executed with an artistic attention to detail and his natural athletic abilities allow him to smoothly run routes without false steps.

Defense

Defensive lineman Daylon Mack – 6’1”, 320 lbs. – Junior

Mack’s explosion on the snap of the ball is tremendous. Mack was consistently the first to react at the snap in spite of Myles Garrett lining up beside him. His linear and lateral speed should make him a pass rushing weapon.

Defensive lineman Zaycoven Henderson – 6”2”, 305 lbs. – Senior

Defensive back Donovan Wilson – 6’1” 202 lbs. – Senior

Wilson sets a fiery tone for the defense. He doesn’t back down from top competition and looks to celebrate with teammates after a blind side hit. If he can manage to get his hands on a few balls, his stock could rise.

Safety Armani Watts – 5’11”, 205 lbs. – Senior

Watts could have entered the 2017 Draft but most likely reconsidered after injuring his leg late in the season. Early projections have him looked at as a 1st round safety prospect due to his tackling ability. This season coverage prowess will have him solidified as a top safety prospect.

Roger Dixon Jr

Roger is a native of Orlando, FL. After excelling in DII football his first 2 seasons, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing on the Florida Gators football team, where he was named Special Teams Player of the Year and Team Captain. He earned his degree in Economics from UF's Warrington College of Business. Roger brings a passion for football and unique perspective of what it takes to be successful in football at the highest level.

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