ESPN analyst ranks Texas A&M junior Edgerrin Cooper as top linebacker in 2024 NFL Draft class

Hours after officially declaring for the 2024 NFL Draft, Texas A&M junior Edgerrin Cooper is already being ranked by experts as the top linebacker available for selection.

ESPN NFL Draft & college football analyst Jordan Reid has Cooper slotted as the No. 1 linebacker on his big board, Reid proclaimed Tuesday afternoon on X.

Cooper has stacked several accolades following the regular season and added another Monday with an AP First Team All-American selection. The superstar junior earned a First Team All-SEC nod from the league’s coaches following the conclusion of conference play.

In 2021, Cooper was chosen for the SEC All-Freshman team. Two years later, he started at linebacker in every game for the Aggies to earn an All-SEC first-team selection. With 17 tackles for loss in 2023, Cooper ranked fifth among Power Five players. He recorded team highs of 83 total tackles and eight sacks to rank sixth and fourth in the SEC, respectively.

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