It wasn’t the best pro day showing for the Texas A&M prospects and their scouting reports for the 2022 NFL Draft. Yet, the film outweighs the importance of off-field workouts. As such, players like Isaiah Spiller, DeMarvin Leal, and Kenyon Green should certainly find a home in the NFL sooner than later.
Texas A&M 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
The full scouting reports from Texas A&M with eyes on the 2022 NFL Draft are here, headlined by that star-studded group at the top.
Aaron Hansford, LB
Positives: Instinctive, hard-working linebacker who is best making plays upfield. Quickly diagnoses the action, takes proper angles to plays, and works hard. Fires up the field and explodes through gaps to defend the run. Squares into ball handlers and wraps up tackling. Breaks down well, slides off blocks, and has a burst to the action. Athletic, moves well laterally, and gets depth on pass drops. Plays heads-up football and gets teammates in proper position.
Negatives: Struggles in coverage and loses his assignments as well as the football. Gets caught up in traffic. Has an injury history.
Analysis: Hansford passes the eyeball test and is a hard-charging linebacker who was a leader on the Texas A&M defense. He has scheme limitations and must improve his play in coverage. Nonetheless, Hansford offers possibilities as a terrific run-defending linebacker on the inside of a 3-4.
DeMarvin Leal, DL
Positives: Explosive one-gap defensive tackle who makes game-changing plays on the field. Athletic, quick off the snap, and plays with proper pad level. Rarely off his feet, strong in his lower body, and keeps his feet moving. Tough to knock from the action, moves well in every direction, and is fluid when asked to twist or stunt. Remains disciplined with assignments and easily changes direction or alters his angle of attack.
Negatives: Consistently controlled at the point by a single blocker. Does not display a great closing burst. Possesses average playing strength. True position on Sunday is still undetermined.
Analysis: Leal is a defensive line prospect who showed progress in his game last season and comes with an upside. That being the case, he must fill out his frame, improve his playing strength, and step it up as a pass rusher.
Want more information on Leal? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M DL | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Isaiah Spiller, RB
Positives: Creative ball carrier with tremendous footwork and vision. Patient, displays outstanding instincts, and finds the running lanes. Multi-cut ball carrier who easily cuts back against the grain without losing momentum and squeezes through the small openings of the offensive line. Runs with excellent lean and behind his pads, shows outstanding balance, and slips defenders to pick up yardage. Will pick and choose his spots on the inside.
Displays a tremendous burst of speed and the ability to beat defenders into the open field. Sets up defenders handling the ball, makes them miss, and dodges around opponents to keep plays alive. Adjusts to errant throws as a pass catcher and extends to make receptions away from his frame. Quickly gets out of the backfield into pass routes and looks passes into his hands.
Negatives: Not a strong ball carrier who will break tackles or pick up yardage off initial contact. Consistently brought down by a single defender. Does not always catch the ball cleanly and unnecessarily lets the pass get inside him at times.
Analysis: Spiller is a terrific ball carrier who improvises when plays break down and uses blocks all over the field. He doesn’t break many tackles despite his size. Yet, he could be a good fit for a zone-running scheme.
Want more information on Spiller? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M RB | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Jahmir Johnson, OT
Positives: Well-traveled collegiate lineman coming off a tremendous senior season. Agile, bends his knees, and blocks with leverage. Nicely adjusts and redirects to defenders, fires out to the second level, and easily hits a moving target. Solid position blocker who keeps his head on a swivel, stays square, and works his hands throughout the action. Fundamentally sound, anchors in pass protection, and seals defenders from plays.
Negatives: Must improve his strength and rarely finishes blocks. Played left tackle last season but didn’t show great footwork off the edge. Must make better use of angles in pass protection.
Analysis: Johnson watched his game take off last season after transferring to Texas A&M and was a stalwart for the team at left tackle. Underrated in the scouting community, he’s a zone-blocking guard with a large upside.
Jalen Wydermyer, TE
Positives: Talented tight end who is much more athletic than his athletic testing numbers would lend one to believe. Easily moves about the field and displays good route recognition. Finds the clearing on the field, adjusts to errant throws, and grabs passes away from his frame.
Tracks the ball in the air, gets downfield, and makes the reception in stride. Displays terrific eye/hand coordination, effectively runs crossing patterns, and possesses sneaky speed. Quickly gets in and out of breaks and stays low on exit. Possesses soft and strong hands. Works to pick up yardage after the catch. Gives effort blocking.
Negatives: Does not consistently block with leverage and gets upright. Displays average blocking strength. Had too many lapses last season and dropped too many catchable throws.
Analysis: Wydermyer was considered a first-round prospect coming into the season, but he showed too much inconsistency in 2021 and never elevated his game. At times, he displays himself to be a dominant No. 1 tight end. Nonetheless, on too many occasions, he looks rather ordinary.
Wydermyer has been characterized by many scouts as immature, and his play showed it last season. But he comes with tremendous upside and could start in the NFL if he applies himself.
Want more information on Wydermyer? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M TE | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Jayden Peevy, DT
Positives: Nice-sized defensive tackle who is best occupying gaps. Flashes an explosive first step off the snap, gets leverage on opponents, and works his hands throughout the action. Rarely off his feet, strong, and slides off blocks laterally to get to the action. Fluid moving down the line of scrimmage and chases around the field. Strong and tough to move off the point.
Negatives: Displays limited quickness and an average closing burst. Easily squared from the action and sealed from plays despite his size.
Analysis: Peevy possesses size, growth potential, and enough upside to be used as a rotational tackle in a four-man front.
Kenyon Green, G
Positives: Tough, wide-bodied blocker with a versatile game. Strong, bends his knees, and easily controls opponents. Keeps his head on a swivel, works well with linemates, and always looks for someone to hit. Nasty, jolts opponents with tremendous hand punch, and works hard to finish blocks. Sinks his butt at the line of scrimmage, blocks with proper pad level, and plays with tremendous leverage. Explosive at the point, keeps his feet moving, and consistently controls defenders.
Negatives: Occasionally bends at the waist. Grabs opponents too much and gets beaten by quick or nimble opponents.
Analysis: Green is a nasty, slug-it-out blocker who effectively lined up at multiple positions for Texas A&M. He projects as a power-gap guard in the NFL and could be starting early in his rookie season.
Want more information on Green? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Kenyon Green, Texas A&M G | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Leon O’Neal Jr., S
Positives: Physical, hard-charging safety who is best playing downhill. Instinctive, quickly diagnoses plays, and aggressively goes after opponents. Possesses a closing burst, flashes on the scene, and gives a lot of effort. Sure-handed tackler who breaks down well, squares into ball handlers, and brings opponents down in space. Forceful up the field defending the run and on the blitz. Keeps the action in front of him, effectively quarterbacks the secondary, and gets teammates in proper position.
Negatives: Lacks speed to the flanks and is late getting to the spot laterally. Struggles in coverage and cannot stay on the receiver’s hip out of breaks.
Analysis: O’Neal is a tough, physical safety who comes with a limited game. Best making plays in the box or downhill, he’s limited to a traditional strong safety position and may have to play in a zone scheme.
Want more information on O’Neal Jr.? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Leon O’Neal Jr., Texas A&M S | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Micheal Clemons, DE
Positives: Underrated pass rusher who can come out of a three-point stance or stand over tackle. Resilient, gets upfield, and fights to make plays. Displays good change-of-direction skills, moves well laterally, and flashes athleticism. Breaks down well, plays with leverage, and effectively uses his hands.
Bends off the edge, consistently gets leverage on opponents, and keeps his feet moving. Effectively rushes the passer standing over tackle and uses his hands to protect himself. Focused on by opponents but rarely gets knocked off his feet.
Negatives: Struggles against the run. Slow shedding blocks and gets out-positioned by tight ends. Plays to one speed and isn’t fast in backside pursuit.
Analysis: Clemons possesses solid length, growth potential, and the ability to rush the passer. He’s a third-down specialist who can be used in a variety of roles at the next level. He’ll be a solid Day 3 selection.
Want more information on Clemons? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Micheal Clemons, Texas A&M DE | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Tyree Johnson, DE
Positives: Athletic pass rusher who flashes a three-down game. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands, and bends off the edge. Displays good pass-rushing technique, possesses smooth change-of-direction skills, and moves well laterally in backside pursuit. Keeps his feet moving, gets a lot of momentum going up the field, and forces the action. Gets depth on pass drops and covers a lot of area.
Negatives: Lacks bulk and is easily washed from the action. Not an outstanding athlete. Lacks size for defensive end and speed for linebacker.
Analysis: Johnson was a solid pass rusher for Texas A&M. He showed the ability to make plays in space and get depth on pass drops. He lacks great upside. However, he offers potential as a situational pass rusher on Sundays coming out of a three-point stance or standing over the tackle.
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