Five most painful Texas A&M football transfer portal departures of all time

Transfers giveth and they taketh away. For Texas A&M football, they have historically done a little more takething.
Nov 7, 2015; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Kyler Murray (1) carries the
Nov 7, 2015; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Kyler Murray (1) carries the / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Five most painful transfers of all time for Texas A&M football

Texas A&M football has dealt with a lot of talk around its transfer portal situation over the past two years. Ever since the Aggies reeled in that top class, there have been detractors predicting a mass exodus from College Station.

Admittedly, some have left, though in fits and starts. Some were asked to leave. But nothing like the huge surge of departures predicted by many ever materialized for Texas A&M football.

That said, there are certainly some departures that hurt more than others. For the most part, it was not the top contributors that left for the Aggies, especially when it comes to the 2022 class. After the coaching change, a few more key guys left, but the core of the team remains.

Even so, there are still some players who left the Aggies that fans look at and wince. Some because of what they accomplished while in Aggieland; some for what they did once they departed College Station. There are some of both categories on this list.

Let's take a look at the players lost to the portal that Aggie fans would most like to forget.

Most painful Texas A&M football transfers of all time: 5. Myles Jones

This is a circumstantial one, in a couple of ways. Jones left the Aggies for Duke last year, and he performed well in Durham. In fact, some grading services had him as one of the more impressive defensive backs in all of college football.

Meanwhile, the Aggies were plagued by a porous pass defense. Often, their corners were defeated one-on-one by taller receivers—specifically in the LSU game, this happened more than most Aggies are comfortable with.

Jones, as Aggie fans know, is exactly the type of long, rangy cornerback that A&M could have used last year. Had he been around, it's possible that a couple of those one-score games wherein the opponent hit several huge passes get turned around.