First Team All-American LB Edgerrin Cooper declares for 2024 NFL Draft

Texas A&M Associated Press First Team All-American linebacker Edgerrin Cooper is officially departing College Station.

Cooper announced via X on Tuesday morning that he has declared for the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.


“I’ve spent several days and nights reflecting on my time at Texas A&M. There will never be enough words to describe how much love and respect I have for the TAMU community. It is a family I will forever be proud to be a part of. The memories I’ve made at Texas A&M will forever stay with me as I continue to work toward my dreams.

“I would like to publicly thank God for blessing me with the ability and opportunity to perform at this level. I would also like to thank my coaches and teammates for consistently pouring into me and lifting me up when I struggled. To my family, thank you for believing in me and showing me more love and support than I can ever ask for. To the best fan base in the country, Aggie nation, your love, passion and support never go unnoticed. The feeling of running onto Kyle Field is one I will never forget. I am so grateful for the opportunity to represent such a strong and incredible institution.

“Like many in my position, my goal has always been to achieve the professional level of football.

“I’ve spent much of my college career perfecting my craft and bettering myself in every way possible to be prepared for the opportunity to perform in the NFL. While I will always have room to grow, I feel prepared to enter this next season of life. That being said, I would like to announce I will be forgoing the bowl game to prepare for the 2024 NFL Draft.

“I’m looking forward to what the future holds and trust that my experience at Texas A&M has played a major part in my improvement and preparation for this next level of my football journey.

“As always, GIG ‘EM and GO AGGIES

“Thank you, – Edgerrin Cooper”


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.

Cooper’s recent awards include respective First Team All-American selections from CBS Sports, The Athletic and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He also added a Second Team All-American nod by the Football Writers Association of America.

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 84 total tackles and eight sacks to rank sixth and fourth in the SEC, respectively.

After his breakout junior season, Cooper is projected by many as a second-round pick in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

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