The Texas A&M Football program had a pretty good year when it comes to the NFL Draft. With four players drafted, it was clear that they had a lot of high-quality talent on the roster during the 2020 season.
One of the best parts of this Aggie team was on the offensive line, where Texas A&M had one of the better years in the team’s history. Specifically, they only allowed 0.7 sacks per game, along with a 5.5-yard rushing average.
This opened the door for Dan Moore Jr. to be thought of as a top offensive lineman prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. He would be selected in the 4th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 128th overall pick.
He could find instant playing time in Pittsburgh, as he was the first offensive player selected by the Steelers. Due to his size, vision, and willingness to find blocks, the Steelers will likely be thrilled to throw him into the game early.
But Moore wouldn’t be the only former Aggie selected by the Steelers.
12 picks later, two Texas A&M Football players would be reunited
Even though the offensive line was great, it paled in comparison as opposed to the defense as a whole. The Aggies played extremely well on defense in 2020, which opened the door for a lot of defensive players to be drafted to a team in the NFL.
Specifically, the Aggies’ leader on the defensive side of the ball in Buddy Johnson was taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers 12 picks after his offensive counterpart was selected by the very same team.
Buddy was selected due to his size, athleticism, and ability to drop into pass coverage. He’s built like an NFL linebacker, which can’t be said for a lot of players who were looking to be selected. He’ll fit in well on a Steelers team that will be looking to contend in 2021.
Even though Johnson and Moore won’t be playing on the same side of the ball, it’ll be great to see a Texas A&M Football reunion this early. Aggie fans will have a reason to tune into Pittsburgh football this fall, even if they don’t have any specific affinity for the Steelers.