NFL Draft rewind: Texas A&M’s five-year recap

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Texas A&M could have the first overall pick in the draft next month in Luke Joeckel, as well as another potential first-round pick in Damontre Moore. Ryan Swope, Sean Porter and Christine Michael all hope to be additions to the Aggies’ draft class. The Aggies have most notably produced two first-round picks in the last two years in Ryan Tannehill and Von Miller.

A total of 13 players have been drafted at Texas A&M in the last five seasons.

2012 (4)

  • Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins (1st round)
  • Randy Bullock, Texans (5th round)
  • Cyrus Gray, Chiefs (6th round)
  • Terrence Frederick, Steelers (7th round)

2011 (1)

  • Von Miller, Broncos (1st round)

2010 (1)

  • Jordan Pugh, Panthers (6th round)

2009 (2)

  • Stephen McGee, Cowboys (4th round)
  • Mike Goodson, Panthers (4th round)

2008 (5)

  • Martellus Bennett, Cowboys (2nd round)
  • Cody Wallace, 49ers (4th round)
  • Red Bryant, Seahawks (4th round)
  • Chris Harrington, Cardinals (6th round)
  • Corey Clark, Chargers (7th round)

Best Player: Von Miller is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, scaring the life out of would-be blockers and living in teams’ backfields. The former No. 2 overall pick has certainly lived up to the hype in just two seasons, racking up 30 sacks and totaling 132 tackles. He may wear goofy modernized glasses, but Miller is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. In fact, most are quick to name Miller the top pass rusher in the league.

Breaking Out As A Pro: It took tight end Martellus Bennett five seasons and a different organization for things to finally click. The former second-round pick of the Cowboys never could put it together in Dallas, totaling 85 catches for 846 yards and four touchdowns. However, he finally broke out as a New York Giant, racking up 55 catches for 626 yards and five touchdowns in 2012 alone. Several thought Bennett was a bust entering 2012, but a new team and a new season finally allowed Bennett to live up to some of his second-round hype.

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