Texas A&M football is expected to have several players taken in the 2019 NFL Draft; here are those players ranked by their draft stock.
The 2018 Texas A&M football team was not the most talented group in their conference, but that’s not saying much when you have the most talented conference in college football. For the past decade, the SEC has sent the most players to the NFL every single year. Year after year, the conference breaks its own record for players in the NFL.
A&M has as many as nine players who could hear their names called in the 2019 NFL Draft. Jimbo Fisher and defensive coordinator Mike Elko made each and every one of these players better in their final season at Texas A&M, but does that mean they will have long careers in the NFL?
We wouldn’t bet against any single one of these players carving out a role in professional football. Lets start with the fifth-year senior.
9. Donovan Wilson – Late Rounds / Undrafted
The Aggies were gifted a year of Wilson after having one stolen when Wilson was lost for the entire 2017 season and he elected to return for his redshirt senior season. He was expected to be a leader in the secondary with mostly underclassmen. While he played well at times, he was consistently targeted and exploited in the passing game, much like most of the Aggies defensive backs.
Wilson finished 2018 with 67 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions and two pass breakups.
He has a knack for making big plays and isn’t afraid to make punishing hits — although he was lost for a couple games due to targeting as a result. I’m not sure Wilson has the requisite speed for the NFL.