Texas A&M Football Pro Day Recap
- Updated: March 30, 2017
Texas A&M held their Pro Day on Thursday and many NFL personnel came out to get a 1st or 2nd look at some of the players on their draft boards. All 32 teams were in attendance, including 3 GMs, and many players impressed with the measurements.
Potential Top-3 pick DE Myles Garrett surprised many at the NFL Combine when he recorded a 41″ vertical among many other jaw-dropping numbers. WR Speedy Noil also recorded a 43″ vertical back in early March. At today’s Pro Day, DB Justin Evans recorded a 41.5″ which would have been 4th highest at the Combine. Had Evans jumped at the Combine, Texas A&M would have had the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Highest verticals (Noil, Evans, Garrett). LB Shaan Washington also recorded a notable 37″ on Thursday, making it a successful Pro Day for those in the Vertical Jump.
40 Yard Dash
Speedy Noil impressed with an unofficial 4.40 while Justin Evans continued to rise up draft boards with an unofficial 4.42. The belief is that Justin Evans could go 2nd Round as many scouts are impressed at his hitting ability and his measurements are enough for teams to have him on their boards as a CB in the NFL.
Unsatisfied with his Combine-recorded 4.62, Myles Garrett re-ran the 40 yard dash and told reporters he recorded a 4.56, putting him 3-hundredths of a second behind Jadeveon Clowney’s Combine result from 2014.
Trevor Knight had a good day during drills and hitting his WRs. Knight is looking to play QB in the NFL and his athleticism may help him find a team, but many are interested in him as a Safety or Tight End. Knight wants to play QB, but did say he’d entertain the idea of a position switch as a last resort.
Ricky Seals-Jones, Speedy Noil, Josh Reynolds, and Jeremy Tabuyo caught passes today in front of the scouts and all did decent. Reynolds had a couple of drops, but was able to haul in some tough catches to help his cause. Reynolds can potentially go anywhere in the 3rd-5th Round and whoever lands his is getting more value than their pick should indicate.
Noil has massive raw talent, but off the field issues kept him from being successful in college. With a 43″ Vertical and 4.4 speed, he should find a team and potentially a place to thrive. He most likely will hear his name called on the 3rd day of the draft.
Seals-Jones is being looked at strongly by a number of teams because his measures are off the charts. He’s tall, heavy, fast, and can win the jump ball. Whether as a TE or WR, Seals-Jones will be a threat in the redzone in the NFL.
Jeremy Tabuyo is an interesting case. He had the most to gain during his Pro Day and made a few catches that had scouts pondering. He might’ve helped himself enough to hear his name called on in the draft, and he’s got sneaky speed to match his very underrated catching ability.
Myles Garrett did nothing to lower his stock at the Pro Day and still looks to be the sure-fire #1 Overall selection. The Cleveland Browns still are in pursuit of a franchise QB, but with no #1 QB the Browns would be smart to wait until #12 overall to find a QB. With an unpredictable QB class, there’s a chance any QB could be for the picking at #12, but Mitchell Trubisky wants to be in Cleveland and the Browns have similar interest, so that could be interesting. Garrett would be a fantastic pickup for a team that could use a lot of help on defense.
If for some reason the Browns second guess themselves on April 27th, it seems unlikely for Garrett to slide out of the Top-3.
Justin Evans has helped his stock immensely since the season ended and is a dark horse candidate to sneak into the 1st Round, though Mid-2nd Round is a good bet. The Cowboys have shown interest and Evans seems like a great fit for their system.
Claude George and Shaan Washington are two guys who are hard workers and deserve the opportunity to see what they can do in the NFL. If a team gives them that opportunity as a late 7th-UDFA, they could prove themselves to be quite the steals that late in the draft.
Lastly Myles Garrett’s partner in crime Daeshon Hall should find himself around the 3rd Round. He is disruptive when he has the right guys playing around him and can be a great DE if he’s coached and developed when given he right time.
The NFL Draft is April 27-29th. Be on the lookout to see where your former Aggie football players will be continuing their NFL careers!