2017 NFL Draft: Tracking Every Texas A&M Football Player Selected

Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the start of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the start of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

At least one Texas A&M player has been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft for seven consecutive years. Track this year’s selections right here.

Latest mock drafts have solidified a group of six guys that look to be pretty safe bets to be selected at some point during the 2017 Draft: Myles Garrett, Josh Reynolds, Justin Evans, Jermaine Eluemunor, Avery Gennesy, and Daeshon Hall. After those six, there are three others that have a shot to be late round flyers: Trevor Knight, Ricky Seals-Jones, and Speedy Noil.

The last time the Aggies had six or more players selected in the draft was 2003. That class was headlined by first round picks Ty Warren and Sammy Davis. There’s a good chance that Texas A&M at least ties that mark. The program hasn’t had seven players selected in a single draft since 1991.

At the end of day three, Texas A&M would see five players drafted. In addition to Myles Garrett, the number one overall pick, Justin Evans, Daeshon Hall, Josh Reynolds, and Jermaine Eluemunor heard their names called.

Aggies Selected in the 2017 NFL Draft

. Round 1 (1 Overall). Browns. Myles Garrett. DE. player. 53

NFL Draft Profile: Myles Garrett

Rapid Reaction to Myles Garrett’s selection

Despite day-of rumors, Garrett was in fact the first No. 1 overall pick in Texas A&M history. He joins a Cleveland Browns team that’s starting to look a little salty on defense. The front seven now includes Myles Garrett, Danny Shelton, Emmanuel Ogbah, Jamie Collins, and Demario Davis.

S. player. 48. . Round 2 (50 Overall). Buccaneers. Justin Evans

NFL Draft Profile: Justin Evans

Rapid Reaction to Justin Evans’ selection

Evans joins fellow former Texas A&M players Jarvis Harrison, Derel Walker and Mike Evans in Tampa Bay. He’s a tough, downhill hitter that should slide right into the starting lineup from day one.

Panthers. Daeshon Hall. DE. player. 87. . Round 3 (77 Overall)

NFL Draft Profile: Daeshon Hall

Rapid Reaction to Daeshon Hall’s selection

The Carolina Panthers have been known for their dominating front seven. Now they have another tool in their arsenal. Hall will have the chance to learn under Julius Peppers and Charles Johnson. Everyone wants the chance to play from day one, but in my opinion Hall couldn’t have found a better situation.

. Round 4 (117 Overall). Rams. Josh Reynolds. WR. player. 51

NFL Draft Profile: Josh Reynolds

Rapid Reaction to Josh Reynolds’ selection

The Rams were high on Reynolds before the draft so getting him in the fourth round is an absolute steal. He’ll compete for starting spot from day one.

. Round 5 (159 Overall). Ravens. Jermaine Eluemunor. OT. player. 26

NFL Draft Profile: Jermaine Eluemunor

Rapid Reaction to Jermaine Eluemunor’s selection

Eluemunor won’t be expected to jump into the starting lineup in Baltimore, and that’s probably a good thing. He’ll have the chance to sit behind Ronnie Stanley and develop. With only a few seasons of football under his belt, this is a great fit for the London, England product.

Next: How did the Aggie mock drafts fair?

That turned out to be all this year. A few other Aggies were considered to be possible late round fliers, but they won’t make it to the NFL via the draft. Be on the lookout for the wave of undrafted free agent signings. Guys like Avery Gennesy, Trevor Knight, Ricky Seals-Jones and Speedy Noil all have a good shot to find a home in the NFL somewhere.

Undrafted Free Agent Signings

UFA. Cardinals. Trevor Knight. QB. player. 32.

NFL Draft Profile: Trevor Knight

Knight was not considered a lock to be drafted by any means. After Carson Palmer, the quarterback position in Arizona is somewhat meager. That means Knight might have a shot to make the roster as a quarterback like he had hoped.

. UFA. Cardinals. Ricky Seals-Jones. WR. player. 32

NFL Draft Profile: Ricky Seals-Jones

He’ll get the chance to catch passes from his former college quarterback. The position he plays remains to be seen. Seals-Jones found a nice fit in Arizona, but he’s got an uphill battle ahead of him.

UFA. Jaguars. Avery Gennesy. OT. player. 52.

NFL Draft Profile: Avery Gennesy

By far the biggest surprise to go undrafted was Gennesy. Some mock drafts had him as high as the fourth round. He winds up in Jacksonville and should have a chance to compete for a roster spot with his athleticism and strength.

. UFA. Seahawks. Claude George. LB. player. 36

George didn’t see consistent playing time at Texas A&M. When he was on the field their were flashes of finessed and hard hits. His collegiate career didn’t warrant a draft pick, but he did deserve at least one more look. Congrats.

Shaan Washington. LB. player. 60. . UFA. Vikings

Washington was a dependable starter for Kevin Sumlin but never received much draft hype. He’s a consistent player with a moderately high floor and low ceiling.

***Stats and Draft History from Sports Reference***