Texas A&M Football C Ryan McCollum was signed by the Houston Texans
Ryan McCollum was a great offensive lineman for the Texas A&M Football team, but he was never expected to be taken in this draft. He’s not an incredible athlete, which is part of the reason why he wasn’t selected this year. That said, he has the technical ability and leadership qualities to make it onto a 53-man roster come fall.
He played a strong season in his final year at Texas A&M, helping “Maroon Goons,” or the Aggies’ offensive line, earn the honor of being a finalist for the Joe Moore Award, which is given to the nation’s top offensive line.
The unit was elite in 2020, and due to his departure, among other players, it will have an entirely new look in 2021, likely taking a step back in the process. But McCollum is onto bigger and better things.
When he arrived in College Station, McCollum didn’t have to go far, coming from Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas. He wasn’t a highly-touted recruit, given just three stars. That said, he would sneak his way into the offensive line and become a key player by his senior season.
He wouldn’t have to go much further in the NFL either, as he was recently picked up as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans. Hopefully, he can make a huge impact on his hometown team.