Texas A&M Football: 3 things to watch during Aggies’ Pro Day

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The Texas A&M football team has not played a football game in 109 days. They will not take the field for 24 more days when the annual Maroon and White spring game takes place. After that, it’ll be another 147 days until Texas A&M’s regular season begins on September 3rd.

The next action we’ll see from the Texas A&M football team will come in just under a week during the Aggies’ Pro Day on March 22nd.

With more than a handful of prospects, there will be no lack of Aggie action during Texas A&M’s Pro Day. Some Aggies who didn’t have particularly strong NFL Draft Combines will also have an opportunity to prove themselves. Here are three of those players and what they need to do at their Pro Day.

Texas A&M football has strong NFL Draft prospects who could prove themselves at their Pro Day

Isaiah Spiller → 40-yard dash

Isaiah Spiller didn’t fully participate in the NFL Combine due to an ongoing injury. It’s unclear what his recovery looks like at the moment but in all likelihood, he’ll be better off by the time Texas A&M’s Pro Day rolls around in around a week.

Notably, he didn’t run a 40-yard dash.

I’d make the argument that Spiller’s 40-yard dash time is virtually meaningless, as he isn’t a player that fully relies on straightaway speed. Instead, he’s smart with his vision and one of the shiftier players in this class.

Still, some believe that Spiller would benefit from a strong 40-yard dash. NFL Draft Analyst Chad Reuter noted this as a big missing piece in Spiller’s draft profile.

Jalen Wydermyer → Everything

Jalen Wydermyer did not participate in the NFL Draft Combine at all, meaning the Aggie tight end will have a lot to prove during his Pro Day. Realistically, he has to prove himself in every facet of the game.

That said, if I had to narrow it down, I’d say that Wydermyer needs to prove his speed, agility, and blocking, especially having trimmed down his weight slightly since his final season in Aggieland.

DeMarvin Leal → Non-measurables

DeMarvin Leal was a five-star prospect and has been one of the most talented players on Texas A&M’s roster for the past three seasons. The versatile Aggie defensive lineman recorded 12.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks last year, two numbers that led the team.

Unfortunately, Leal had relatively average numbers at the NFL Combine, landing in the middle of the pack in notable workouts like the 40-yard dash, three-cone drill, and broad jump. None of his numbers were particularly bad but the only one that stuck out was his 20-yard shuttle, which landed him second among defensive linemen.

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Leal can really prove his athleticism with a strong Pro Day.