Texas A&M Aggies' Nic Scourton Named to List of PFF Best Returning Edge Defenders

Texas A&M Aggies edge rusher Nic Scourton was named to the list of best returning edge rushers by Pro Football Focus.
Purdue Boilermakers linebacker Nic Scourton (5) tackles Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Tanner
Purdue Boilermakers linebacker Nic Scourton (5) tackles Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Tanner / Alex Martin/Journal and Courier / USA

The Texas A&M Aggies football program scored a huge transfer bonus when Purdue Boilermakers edge rusher Nic Scourton announced his intention to head to College Station for 2024.

His sophomore season in West Lafayette, he led the Big Ten Conference with 10 sacks and added 50 tackles, after posting 22 tackles and two sacks his freshman year.

Purdue Boilermakers linebacker Nic Scourton (5) tackles Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Tanner
Purdue Boilermakers linebacker Nic Scourton (5) tackles Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Tanner / Alex Martin/Journal and Courier / USA

Pro Football Focus recently ranked college football's best returning players at their positions, and Scourton is ranked No. 2.

"Scourton had a breakout true sophomore campaign. His 21.3% pass-rush win rate in 2023 placed ninth among edge defenders, while his 25 run-defense stops tied for the third most in the Power Five.

"Unlike Pearce, Scourton will play for a new school in 2024 after transferring to Texas A&M from Purdue in January. The Aggies are getting a powerful edge defender at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds who flashes a nasty spin move often."

Scourton, who attended Bryan High School just outside College Station returns home in 2024. As a recruit, Sourton was the No. 46 recruit from the state of Texas, the No. 35 defensive lineman, and the No. 291 recruit nationally.

While the Aggies were not involved in recruiting Scourton out of high school, after seeing his Big Ten numbers over two seasons, as soon as he hit the transfer portal, they made an offer.

Scourton appears just behind the No. 1 returning edge rusher, James Pierce Jr. from the Tennessee Volunteers.


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