Scouting the SEC - Texas A&M

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The Aggies are under new management as the school and boosters put their hopes in Jimbo Fisher, and the former Florida State head coach will have plenty of next-level talent on defense to work with off the bat.

Tyrel Dodson is a terror on film, and the linebacker is constantly around the ball making plays. He’s explosive and fast in every direction and shows great range. Dodson shows a great amount of athleticism in his game, and he’s also an instinctive defender who quickly reads and correctly diagnoses.

Dodson offers solid size and speed and the potential to play three downs on Sundays.

Scouts have a very high opinion of Landis Durham, and some believe he’s a top-40 prospect.

Durham is another athletic defender who moves with speed in every direction of the field. He plays with excellent leverage as well as balance and body control. He’s a solid pass rusher who can bend off the edge but struggles shedding blocks and gets handled by opponents. 

Durham primarily comes out of a three-point stance, but I could see him getting consideration at outside linebacker during the draft process.

Kingsley Keke is also athletic with an explosive first step as well as solid overall quickness. He works hard to make plays but often gets tied up by blocks and must add bulk as well as strength to his frame.

I’ve ranked Erik McCoy as a top-100 pick since the end of his redshirt freshman season. He’s a mobile center who blocks with terrific fundamentals and shows a lot of ability in motion and at the second level. An intelligent blocker who keeps his head on a swivel, McCoy can slide in space or block in motion. He needs to improve his run blocking strength and learn to finish blocks but has upside.

NFL Prospects from Texas A&M

Grade

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

Number

Yr

3.82

2nd

Tyrel Dodson

OLB

25

3Jr

3.68

3rd

Landis Durham

DE

46

4Sr

3.65

3rd

Erik McCoy

C

64

4Jr

3.54

4th

Kingsley Keke

DT

8

4Sr

3.43

5th

Keaton Sutherland

G

78

4Sr

3.37

6th

Otaro Alaka

OLB

42

5Sr

3.33

6th

Daylon Mack

DT

5

4Sr

3.24

FA

Trayveon Williams

RB

5

3Jr

3.22

FA

Nick Harvey

CB

1

6Sr

3.17

FA

Donovan Wilson

S

6

5Sr

3.00

FA

Daniel LaCamera

K

36

4Sr

3.00

FA

Larry Pryor

S

11

4Jr