Can Mike Sherman bring the Aggies back to prominence? In our opinion it won’t be any time soon and his days in College Station may be numbered. He does have two terrific NFL prospects to work with this year.
Quarterback Jerrod Johnson possesses the physical skills to be a big time NFL passer but his mechanics are awful. Johnson is a terrific athlete and easily zips the outs or drives the ball downfield with a flick of his wrist, powering the ball into targets. He easily escapes the rush, loses nothing on the move and for the most part, throws with a nice degree of accuracy. All too often Johnson releases the ball off his back foot and does not properly follow through. He also makes poor choices under the rush. It’s surprising to us that even with an NFL coach like Sherman to tutor Johnson, his mechanics can be so bad. His physical skills are enough to have him moving p draft boards.
Receiver Jeff Fuller is a big tall enticing target. Physically strong, he beats down defenders and comes with the tough grab. Fuller is not a natural pass catcher and tends to bobble or double catch to many throws.
Von Miller enters the season as one of the premiere 3-4 linebackers in the country. An explosive defender constantly in the backfield, Miller does and above-average job holding his ground against blocks, quickly changes direction and makes plays laterally. Rarely off his feet, he shows ability in pursuit from the back side and displays speed in every direction. Miller does struggle taking on blocks and will be pushed from his angle of attack by large tackles yet has a lot to offer.