Projecting the top 5 rated Texas A&M football players in EA College Football 25

How will the much-anticipated game rank the Texas A&M football roster?

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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1. Nic Scourton | Defensive End | Projected Rating: 94

Texas A&M Football Nic Scourton
Purdue Boilermakers linebacker Nic Scourton (5) watches a replay on the scoreboard during the NCAA / Alex Martin/Journal and Courier / USA

That's right—at least when the game is released, I think the top-rated player on the Aggie squad is a transfer portal newcomer. The reason is pretty simple: even on a bad team, this guy still led the entire Big 10—a league with no shortage of elite defensive linemen—in sacks. There is perhaps no better recommendation for giving an EDGE player an elite rating.

Scourton is the definition of a dominant defensive player on the line of scrimmage. He isn't just a sacks guy either: he stands up well against the run, and was a feared force for the Boilermakers, by far the best player on their team even as just a sophomore.

His transfer to Texas A&M football came with a re-upping of his recruiting profile, giving him a huge jump in rating. That should aid him if the devs decide to consult his profile. Being the Big 10 leader in a major statistical category, his numbers are obviously impressive. It's not hard to find some impressive highlights for Scourton, either.

In all honesty, the reputation that Texas A&M football has built up for dominant defensive linemen over the past couple of years will help perception as well. Never mind that Scourton is a new addition to the roster! Just like with Bama and Georgia, I'm beginning to feel that this position group with the Aggies is getting a bit of bump in the way they are perceived more broadly.