Texas A&M Football: 237 total draftees and counting

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Texas A&M football boasts a proud tradition of NFL draftees, which promises to continue with the selection of Christian Kirk and others in the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Texas A&M football has a rich history of producing high-end NFL Draft selections dating all the way back to 1938. That year Roy Young, a former Texas A&M offensive tackle, became the first Aggie ever drafted when he was chosen by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round.

In total, Texas A&M has had 237 players selected in the NFL Draft. Those players range from No. 1 overall (Myles Garrett in 2017) to five different players selected in the 17th round, dating back to as early as 1943.

Texas A&M isn’t just getting players drafted, they’re producing upper-tier talent. Since the draft was shortened to its current seven-round format in 1994, the Aggies have had more players drafted in the first three rounds (42) than in the final four rounds (39). That includes 15 first round picks, seven of which were top 10 selections.

Texas A&M has more than three times as many first round picks as seventh round selections.  There have been more Aggies drafted in Round 3 than any other round of the draft, a number which could rise if safety Armani Watts is selected in the second half of Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Here’s how the rest of the Texas A&M draftees were selected by round since 1938.


In addition to Armani Watts, Christian Kirk is also expected to hear his name called this year. If he does he will extend the Aggies’ streak of consecutive years with a first round pick to nine, second most in the nation to Alabama. Other Aggies who could hear their names called include defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson and punter Shane Tripucka.

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Texas A&M had five players selected in 2017, one in each of the first five rounds. The total number of draftees will likely fall in 2018, but the Aggies won’t be slowing down their NFL pipeline. That especially true with the arrival of Jimbo Fisher. The Aggies’ new head coach had 45 players drafted in eight years as the head coach at Florida State.