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Texas A&M center Erik McCoy will enter the 2019 NFL Draft

January 3, 2019
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Erik McCoy, who has started at center for Texas A&M the last three seasons, announced that he will enter the NFL draft.

McCoy, a redshirt junior who is in his fourth year on campus, opted not to return for his final season, which puts an end to a brilliant though perhaps under-appreciated career at A&M.

A largely obscure three-star prospect out of Lufkin, McCoy redshirted in 2015. The next season he started all 13 games and was named to the Freshman All-SEC team.

That all-freshman honor was the only postseason recognition he’d receive despite a productive career.

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Erik McCoy has anchored the Aggie offensive line for several years.

At 6-foot-4, 315-pounds, he played with great strength, toughness, technique and a mean streak that served him well.

As a sophomore McCoy started 11 games at center and two as guard. During the 2018 season he played solely at center. Despite being slowed injuries, he did not miss a start or more than a few plays.

He was recognized as the best member of the A&M offensive line that paved the way for running back Trayveon Williams to lead the SEC in rushing and break the A&M single season rushing record.

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Texas A&M center Erik McCoy will enter the 2019 NFL Draft

SpiDer09
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Good luck Erik! It's definitely a catch-22 scenerio.
Bottlehead90
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Best of luck

redjalapeno-87
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Erik was the leader of the Maroon Goons. Gonna miss that big fella.
Mr. Black
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Good luck and gig 'em, Erik!
Agsuffering@bulaw
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I appreciate everything he did for us, but I don't understand. He probably got a second round grade. He has first round potential in another year.
Humorous Username
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I remember complaining about his high snaps as a freshman. Dude has improved to be a star, and deserves to be in the league.
Free Lunch
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Good luck.. 7th round flyer -> cut -> practice squad for a couple years -> sell insurance/Texags personality

Hope it turns out differently but unfortunately the above scenario is more likely than not for guys like McCoy and Dodson. Trayveon and possibly Jace are a different story, but McCoy and Dodson should've came back 100% to give themselves a better shot at the next level.
gocobra
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NOOOOOOOOO!

I mean; Good luck in the league. Thank you for all you have done for A&M. I'll be watching for you tearing em up next year. Go get em brother.

TAMU74
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Thanks and good luck w/ the NFL
Jbob88
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Ouch
Jbob88
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Free Lunch said:

Good luck.. 7th round flyer -> cut -> practice squad for a couple years -> sell insurance/Texags personality

Hope it turns out differently but unfortunately the above scenario is more likely than not for guys like McCoy and Dodson. Trayveon and possibly Jace are a different story, but McCoy and Dodson should've came back 100% to give themselves a better shot at the next level.

No joke. Not smart. Dodson & McCoy both.
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