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The 2015 NFL Draft: Texas A&M Prospects and Projections

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Brace yourselves, the 2015 NFL Draft is coming.

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The 2015 NFL Draft is upon us.  Draftees will be compared to NFL players who have gone before them, Roger Goodell will be booed, Jon Gruden will most likely say "Spider 2 Y Banana," and all of the draft projections will be thrown out the window.

Texas A&M will not have the same star power, or drama, in this year's draft as it had in 2014, with Johnny Manziel, Mike Evans, and Jake Matthews, who were all first round picks.  However, Texas A&M has some quality players in this year's Draft.

In each of the past 4 years, Texas A&M has had at least one player drafted in the top 10 of the NFL Draft.  This streak goes back to 2011 when the Denver Broncos selected Von Miller with the #2 overall pick.  [2012 - Ryan Tannehill - Miami(8); 2013 - Luke Joekel - Jacksonville(2); 2014 - Jake Matthews - Atlanta(6) and Mike Evans - Tampa Bay(7)].  Although it is unlikely that A&M will have a top 10 pick in 2015, the Aggies can continue the streak of 1st round picks as Cedric Ogbuehi is projected to go in the 1st or 2nd round as the 6th rated Offensive Linemen prospect.

Note: I used  a combination of Twitter and NFL.com to form the basis of the projections and analysis.

CEDRIC OGBUEHI, RT: Projection: Rounds 1 or 2

Cedric Ogbuehi

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THE CAREER

Cedric Ogbuehi started 6 games as a Redshirt Freshman in 2011 on the interior of the offensive line.  He moved out to right tackle in 2013 as Jake Matthews moved to left tackle.  He followed in Jake Matthews' footsteps and decided to stay on for his senior year and moved to the left tackle spot.  An ACL injury this season hampered his playing time and his draft stock.  Cedric Ogbuehi has been a solid contributor on the offensive line for Texas A&M and has experience at tackle and guard.

DRAFT OUTLOOK

Cedric Ogbuehi, 6'5" 305 lbs, has since had a solid showing at the combine with an overall Draft Grade of 5.9, according to NFL.com.  Ogbuehi is an interesting prospect as he has experience at both tackle spots.  Right now, the NFL chatter is on Ogbuehi going in the second round to any of a number of teams, perhaps most notably the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to provide protection for Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota.  Wherever Ogbuehi ends up, he will have a front row seat to it all as he was invited to attend the NFL Draft in Chicago.  Here's hoping that the 1st round streak will continue for the Aggies with Cedric Ogbuehi.

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1st Round to the Carolina Panthers with the 25th overall pick.

JARVIS HARRISON, OL/LT -Projection: Round 3, 4, or 5.

Jarvis Harrison

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THE CAREER

Jarvis Harrison played in 11 games and backed up Cedric Ogbuehi as a redshirt freshman in 2011.  Harrison started every game in 2012 and 2013 on the interior of the offensive line for the Aggies blocking for Johnny Manziel.   He started at left guard for most of the season in 2014, and started two games at left tackle with the reshuffling of the offensive line.

DRAFT OUTLOOK

Jarvis Harrison, 6'4" 330 lbs., has an overall draft grade of 5.7 according to NFL.com.  Harrison, like Ogbuehi, has experience at several positions along the line.  However, his best shot is as a guard.  Various sources have Harrison as the number 2 rated guard, and others have him as low as 15th.  This is most likely due to issues with his knee, which caused him to miss the first two games of his senior year. There has been some interesting "draft expert" chatter as to Harrison's work ethic, but most believe he will be a mid round steal for a team looking to strengthen the interior offensive line.

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4th Round to the Miami Dolphins with the 114th overall pick.

TREY WILLIAMS, RB/Return - Projection: 6th or 7th round.

Trey Williams

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THE CAREER

Trey Williams passed up his senior season at A&M to enter the draft after three years of explosive plays out of the backfield and on kickoff return.  In 2014, Williams was second on the team in all-purpose yards.  Many fans (me included) felt he was underutilized at A&M.  He is best known for his elusive speed, and my personal favorite, the jump cut. Trey Williams ended his career at Texas A&M with 204 rushing attempts for 1,343 yards (6.58 ypc) and 18 rushing touchdowns; 38 receptions for 330 yards receiving and 1 receiving touchdown; and 70 kickoff returns for 1,684 yards with 0 TDs* (had one called back for flipping into the end zone).

DRAFT OUTLOOK

Trey Williams, 5'7" 195 lbs., turned NFL Scouts' heads by putting on a show at the NFL Combine with a 4.49 40 yard dash, and was a top performer in the 20 and 60 yard shuttle runs.  He followed up his Combine performance with a 4.48 40 yard dash at Texas A&M's Pro Day.   Scouts are intrigued by his elusiveness and see him as a special teams and change-of-pace back.  The chatter compares Williams to a Darren Sproles type back who may be used in the slot by some teams. His Combine performance will entice a team to use a late pick on Trey Williams.

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6th Round to the San Diego Chargers with the 192nd overall pick.

DESHAZOR EVERETT, DB/S- Projections: Round 6 or 7

Deshazor Everett

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THE CAREER

Deshazor Everett bounced around from cornerback to safety, back to cornerback during his time on the Aggie Defense.  He was often the Aggies' lone bright spot in a much-maligned defensive backfield. He was fourth on the team in tackles in 2013 and was second with 73 stops his senior year. However, Deshazor Everett will forever be remembered for his interception to seal the deal against Alabama in 2012. Everett finished his career at Texas A&M with 123 solo tackles, and 5 interceptions with 2 defensive touchdowns. He also returned a blocked field goal for a score at Auburn in 2014.

DRAFT OUTLOOK

Deshazor Everett, 6' 193 lbs., has an overall draft grade of 5.0 according to NFL.com, and is considered by many to be a fringe prospect.  He was not invited to the Combine; however, he wowed scouts with his 38-inch vertical, 10 foot 10 inch broad jump, and a 4.49 40 yard dash at the Texas A&M Pro Day.  Scouts like Everett's aggressiveness, but are wary of his habit of breaking his coverage assignments.  I probably have my maroon colored glasses on by predicting that Deshazor Everett will be drafted, but I will not take them off.

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7th Round to the New England Patriots with the 253rd overall pick.

CAMERON CLEAR, TE - Projections: Undrafted

Cam Clear

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THE CAREER

Cam Clear played two years at Texas A&M and was used sparingly in the offensive game plan.  The big-bodied and athletic tight end's usage was frustrating for fans throughout the last two seasons.  During the Missouri game in 2013, Cam was used as a blocker in more of a fullback role, and the Aggies were able to mount a scoring drive behind his blocking.  Strangely, the offense did not go back to this formation and ended up losing the game. This seemed to be a trend in Cam's career here at A&M.  He ended his career with 9 catches for 76 yards and 1 touchdown.

DRAFT OUTLOOK

Although there is not much film for scouts to break down, Clear has all the measurables that scouts look for. He's big and he can catch, but there are concerns with his blocking abilities.  That being said, there has been some chatter about beefing Clear up and trying him out as a tackle.  He most certainly has the body to pack on 30 pounds.  Clear is an athletic big man at 6'6" 277 lbs., and I think he will find a home on an NFL team.

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7th Round to the Arizona Cardinals with the 256th overall pick.

JOSH LAMBO, K - Projections: Round 6 or 7

Josh Lambo

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THE CAREER

Josh Lambo transferred to Texas A&M in 2012 from Collin College, after a short stint in the MLS.  Lambo took over place kicking duties in 2013 and kicked a game winner against Ole Miss as time expired.  In his senior season, he kicked his career long of 50 yards and tied the A&M single game record for PATs with 10 against Lamar.  Josh Lambo finished his career at Texas A&M by kicking 111 of 112 PATs, and making 21 of his 25 attempted field goals.

DRAFT OUTLOOK

Josh Lambo, 6' 220 lbs., is known as an accurate kicker with the leg to be dangerous at 40+ yards.  Scouts are concerned that there is not enough tape on Lambo, as he only attempted 25 field goals while at Texas A&M.  Interesting side note: this would not be his first job as a professional athlete as FC Dallas drafted him in 2008.  Kickers are usually not drafted, but I expect Lambo to be signed to a team, despite his lack of film.

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Un-drafted Free Agent.

MALCOME KENNEDY, WR - Projection: Priority Free Agent

Malcome Kennedy

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THE CAREER

Malcome Kennedy become one of A&M's most consistent wide receivers under Johnny Manziel and Kyle Allen.  Kennedy played primarily out of the slot, and was not afraid to go over the middle and take a hit. The over-the-shoulder game winner against Alabama is what most fans will remember.  He followed that up by catching the game winner in overtime against Arkansas.  Kennedy played hurt through most of his senior season, and was still able to haul in 529 yards.  Kennedy ends his career at Texas A&M with 150 catches for 1,694 yards and 15 touchdowns.

DRAFT OUTLOOK

Malcome Kennedy, 6' 205 lbs., is seen as a possession receiver who benefited from a system by most scouts.  He clocked a 4.56 40 yard dash at the Texas A&M Pro Day, which is not 'fast enough' for the slot according to several scouts.

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Undrafted Free Agent

Good luck to all of our Aggies this week and weekend!  Please tell me how wrong my projections are in the comments, preferably in GIF form, but we will also accept jpegs.