The 2023 NFL Combine: What Texas A&M fans should know
The 2023 NFL Combine will take place from Feb. 28 to March 6 in Indianapolis per usual, and three Texas A&M Aggies are ready to set the world on fire.
For Aggies fans looking forward to the event and wondering who and when to tune in to support your Aggies, here is all the information you need.
These three Aggies will be participating.
*Antonio Johnson, DB (1-2 round projection)
^Devon Achane, RB (2-3 round projection)
*Jaylon Jones, DB (2-4 round projection)
When to watch for certain positions
Defensive Linemen / Linebackers – Thursday, March 2nd (2 PM CT)
*Defensive Backs – Friday, March 3rd (2 PM CT)
Quarterbacks / Wide Receivers / Tight Ends – Saturday, March 4th (12 PM CT)
^Running Backs / Offensive Linemen – Sunday, March 5th (12 PM CT)
To watch the NFL Combine and all drills and workouts involved, you will need to tune into the NFL Network/Channel.
Info on Texas A&M Aggies invited to NFL Scouting Combine
Devon Achane appeared in 30 total games in his three seasons in College Station. At the running back position, Achane accumulated 2,376 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns on 369 carries. He averaged 6.4 yards per rush in his career and 79.2 yards per game. His junior season, he averaged 110.2 rushing yards per game.
Achane also had 65 receptions for 554 yards and five touchdowns through the passing game. As a return specialist on kickoffs, he returned 20 kicks for 613 total yards with two touchdowns. Achane has two career returns of 95+ yards.
Antonio Johnson appeared in 28 total games in his three seasons for Texas A&M, starting over 20 of them. At defensive back, Johnson was responsible for 164 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, eight pass deflections, four forced fumbles, two sacks, and interception. He was truly a do-it-all player.
In 2022, his junior season, Johnson tallied 71 tackles and five tackles for loss in nine games. He also forced three fumbles.
Jaylon Jones appeared in 32 total games in his three seasons in his three seasons in College Station, starting all of them. At the cornerback position, Jones was responsible for 98 tackles,17 pass deflections, three interceptions, and fumble recovery.
More on the 2023 NFL Draft
The 2023 NFL Draft is set to take place from Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. The event is located at the plaza just outside of Union Station.
Round 1 of the NFL Draft will begin 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Apr. 27. Rounds 2-3 will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 28, and Rounds 4-7 will begin at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 29. The draft is broadcasted throughout the weekend on both ESPN and NFL Network.
To be eligible for the NFL Draft, players must be at least three years removed from their final year of high school while having used up their collegiate eligibility. Underclassmen are able to request league approval to become eligible for the draft, as are players who have graduated prior to using up all of their collegiate eligibility. 100 underclassman were approved for last year’s draft. 73 of those 100 underclassmen were granted special eligibility while 27 of them were underclassmen who had completed their college degrees.
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