Texas A&M Football Places Three on All-Pro Teams; Two Second-Team, One First-Team
Texas A&M football has had several luminaries among the top players in the National Football League in recent years. The Aggies put a couple of players in the league under Sumlin that have ascended to the peak of their positions, and the recent All-Pro selections reflect that.
Mike Evans, Myles Garrett, and Justin Madubuike have all made the 2023 AP All-Pro teams. Evans and Madubuike are on the second team, while Garrett was first-team. This is the first appearance for Madubuike, who is in his fifth year in the league. Garrett has five all-pro appearances since he debuted in the NFL: two on second team, and three now on the first team. Evans, 13th in NFL history in receiving yardage, is making his second appearance on the AP All-Pro team.
Garrett and Evans are two names you expect to see on these lists, as both were top-10 picks—with Myles, of course, being the first overall. Madubuike, on the other hand, has taken a while to blossom during his time in the league. He didn't do much in the way of statistics in his first few years, but he saw career highs in tackles, sacks, and TFLs in each of his last two years. His QB hits rocketed up from 9 to 33 from last year to this one, speaking to how much of a menace he has been for the top overall seed in the AFC.
Evans is figuring to put his name in the record books as one of the top receivers in NFL history, and certainly one of the top players in franchise history for the Buccaneers. Though his career seems to be somewhat on the downswing (despite still putting up over 1000 yards this year, as he has every year since entering the league), Garrett shows no signs of slowing down. For that matter, Madubuike has his arrow pointed straight upwards, too. Hopefully we see all three back on the All-Pro teams, along with other Aggies like Christian Kirk, in the coming years.