Texas A&M football places one on PFF's all-transfer team; familiar names abound

Texas A&M football lands a player on PFF’s list of top transfers; but that’s not the only name Aggie fans will recognize.

Purdue Boilermakers linebacker Nic Scourton (5) celebrates after a defensive stop during the NCAA
Purdue Boilermakers linebacker Nic Scourton (5) celebrates after a defensive stop during the NCAA / Alex Martin/Journal and Courier / USA

Texas A&M football’s Scourton named to PFF’s all-transfer team; two former Aggies make list

Texas A&M football has been one of the huge winners of this portal season, and a big reason why is their landing of the former Big 10 sacks leader in Nic Scourton. The top name in their transfer class, Scourton is a menacing force on the edge of the defensive line, and brings proven production to an already-intimidating unit.

Being the Big 10 sacks leader last year at Purdue, Scourton was definitionally one of the top defensive linemen in the conference—and, therefore, the nation. Pro Football Focus, who hands out grades on all aspects of a player’s game, consequently had Scourton rated as one of the top players in the nation at his position.

As a result, Scourton finds himself on the all-transfer team that PFF has put out for the upcoming season. In the article, they praise him as a “potential first-rounder, ” mentioning that he recorded the third-highest pass rush grade in the nation last year.

He’s not the only name that will be familiar to Aggie fans on this list, however. Outgoing Aggie transfers Walter Nolen, now an Ole Miss Rebel, and Evan Stewart, now an Oregon Duck, also make the list. Both were highly graded at times while in College Station, but struggled with availability and consistency.

Other notable names on the list are former Ole Miss RB Quinshon Judkins, now at Ohio State, former Alabama WR Isaiah Bond, now at Texas, and former Alabama S Caleb Downs, now also at Ohio State. The Buckeyes have built a formidable squad with some high-level portal talent; while not as deep as the Aggies’ class, nor as directly oriented towards the needs on the roster, the star power coming to Columbus is undeniable.

When all is said and done, though, the Aggies have a great player coming to campus in Scourton. While some of their other adds may fly more under the radar, they are, in so many cases, exactly what the Aggies needed.