The Five Best NFL Prospects from Texas A&M Football's 2023 Roster

The Texas A&M football roster, despite the inauspicious final record, boasted plenty of future NFL players.

Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15)
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Five Best NFL Prospects on the 2023 Texas A&M Football Team: QB Conner Weigman

For all the top-shelf talent that the Aggies have on their team, the man at signal-caller could be one of the best among them. He was numbered among those eight five-stars that signed with the Aggies in 2022, but the excitement around him was somewhat more muted initially compared to some of the defensive line talent, or even Evan Stewart.

What Weigman has shown, especially in his 2022 starts, has been nothing short of absolutely special. He has the arm to make throws, and his baseball background shows that he can release at all different arm angles. His off-platform throws are often just as accurate as when he has his feet underneath him. He has the ability to tuck the ball and run when he needs to (though that aspect did not feature prominently under Jimbo).

Maybe his best asset was how quickly and intuitively he was able to grasp the ins and outs of an offense that is, by all accounts, even more complicated than most NFL offenses. He knew where to go with the ball much of the time, he had the ability to make the throw, and he wasn't afraid to make it. The system clearly was operating the best under him compared to any other quarterback of the Jimbo era in College Station.

The issue at this point is that there just aren't enough games on film yet for Weigman. He has eight total starts under his belt at this point, and he was only out there for a half in one of the games. Even in the dreadfully bogged-down game at Auburn that he started in his freshman year, however, he still managed to make an eye-catching throw; a touchdown to Jalen Preston right near the end of the game.

He struggled last season with identifying blitzers presnap and calling out protections to the offensive line, but there's blame on both sides there. I'll be watching that aspect of his game closely to see how it changes under a new OC; it's possible that the Klein-Cushing combo can help remedy that some.

The ceiling is really high for Weigman. I, like all Texas A&M football fans, hope he displays that ceiling in no uncertain terms even from the first matchup of the year against Notre Dame in 2024. It'll be a huge boost to Elko's first team if he can come out of the gates, guns blazing.

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