The Texas A&M NFL Draft prospects for 2023 are an intriguing group. While they only have three names of note, we could see two of them selected in the first two days, and all three could potentially be selected in Kansas City. Below, you will find the Texas A&M scouting reports for their top three prospects.
Texas A&M 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
Antonio Johnson, DB
Strengths: Nice-sized safety with solid cover skills. Shows good recognition and is instinctive and aggressive. Fires upfield and breaks through blocks. Breaks down well and uses his hands to protect himself. Takes proper angles to the action and gives effort defending the run.
Displays good change-of-direction ability. Squares and wraps up ball handlers. Explosive hitter who jars the ball free from running backs. Stays with coverage assignments, effectively times pass defenses, and has a nice move to the throw.
Weaknesses: Marginal ball production with just one interception in the past three seasons. Lacks a closing burst and cannot recover.
Overall: Johnson is a solid-but-not-great safety who can be used in a zone system and even asked to play over the slot receiver on occasion. He comes with an upside and should lend a hand on special teams.
Want more information on Johnson? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Antonio Johnson, DB, Texas A&M | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Devon Achane, RB
Strengths: Quick, creative ball carrier who also excels as a pass catcher out of the backfield. Patient, waits for blocks to develop, and runs with balance as well as body control. Quick-footed, easily cuts back against the grain, or bounces around piles without losing momentum. Displays outstanding vision and has a burst of speed and a good stutter step.
Will pick and choose his spots through the traffic. Makes defenders miss, possesses the speed as well as the agility to turn the corner, and keeps the play in bounds. Hits the hole hard and falls forward when tackled. Displays good route discipline as a receiver, quickly gets in and out of breaks, and makes the reception in stride. Knows how to become the hot target for his signal-caller.
Weaknesses: Cannot run to daylight despite his 40 time. Won’t pick up a lot of yardage off initial contact or break many tackles.
Overall: Achane has strung together two incredibly productive seasons at Texas A&M, combining for more than 2,000 yards rushing and 60 receptions. He’s a prototypical third-down back who is very effective handling the ball in space and catching. He shows a willingness to pick up the tough yardage.
Want more information on Achane? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Jaylon Jones, CB
Strengths: Nice-sized corner who flashes ability. Long, quick flipping his hips in transition, and quickly locates the ball. Physical run defender and strong open-field tackler who battles receivers throughout the route. Fires upfield and smacks ball handlers.
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Weaknesses: Not smooth transitioning with receivers off the line. Struggles staying on the opponent’s hip out of breaks and cannot drive to the ball out of his plant.
Overall: Jones showed a lot of ability as a sophomore in 2021, yet his play fell significantly last year. He possesses next-level size but needs a lot of work on his game.
Want more information on Jones? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M | NFL Draft Scouting Report
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