The perfect landing spot for all five Texas A&M football NFL draft hopefuls

The right situation matters for a draft prospect—here's the best option for each NFL hopeful from Texas A&M football.

Aug 12, 2010; Arlington, TX, USA; General view of the exterior of Cowboys Stadium before the NFL
Aug 12, 2010; Arlington, TX, USA; General view of the exterior of Cowboys Stadium before the NFL / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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WR. . 0. Ainias. . . 50. . Ainias Smith.

If there is one player for Texas A&M football that embodies the hardworking, tough, hard-nosed culture that Dan Campbell has instilled up in Motor City, it's Ainias Smith without question. This is a guy whose work ethic was a big part of him earning the scholarship offer from the Aggie staff in the first place, and that aspect of his game has only grown over his years in College Station.

There's the obvious advantage of Campbell being an Aggie, so he'll be well-familiar with Ainias's skill set. He was one of the top punt and kickoff returners in the nation by the time he finished at A&M, so he could be efficiently used in that role too. It may be hard to unseat incumbent Kalif Raymond, who ranks third in return yards since 2021.

The open-field explosiveness that Ainias brings would help any team, but for a Detroit wide receiver room that doesn't exactly have a reputation of having a lot of juice, he could be perfect. Plus, his positional versatility, bringing an ability to shift into the backfield, provides OCs with a lot of options.