NFL talent coming out of the Texas A&M Football program isn’t something that is new for Aggie fans in recent memory. Since the 1930s, Texas A&M has had at least a single player taken in nearly every NFL Draft. You could count on a single hand the number of years that this hasn’t happened.
And throughout the start of the 2000s, the Texas A&M Football team was pumping out NFL talent. Between 2000 and 2003, the Aggies produced 18 players who would eventually be selected in the draft.
And this trend would continue through 2008, a year that saw five players drafted. But after the 2005 NFL Draft, things slowed down for the Aggies. In the next seven years, they would only send 21 players to the draft. While that doesn’t seem too bad, it was a noticeable decrease from the norm in College Station.
Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher has changed the culture in College Station
If there is a guy who has changed the culture in College Station, it’s Jimbo Fisher.
Without a roster that is filled with Fisher-recruited players, the Texas A&M head football coach has sent 16 players to the league in four years. Most notably, the 2019 Aggies’ NFL Draft class saw seven players taken, the most since in any single class since the early 90s.
What Jimbo Fisher is doing in College Station shouldn’t go overlooked. He’s not only winning on the field, but he’s molding his players into stand-up guys who are ready to play at the next level.
Specifically, the Aggies’ 2021 NFL Draft class exemplified this in a big way.