In four seasons at Texas A&M, Christine Michael underwent two season-ending injuries and a season in the doghouse. Regardless, the Seattle Seahawks saw enough ability, and flat out potential, to take the Beaumont native with the final pick in the second round.
Michael, a five-star prospect coming out of high school, finished his career with 2,791 yards and 34 touchdowns. He was the second A&M player selected in the 2013 NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
That fact may be the most surprising. Junior defensive end Damontre Moore was projected, at one point, to be the No. 2 pick in the entire draft. He wasn't even the second pick from his school.
Moore went into the third round to the New York Giants, who have a propensity of drafting defensive linemen that can get after the quarterback -- such as Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiwanuka and Osi Umenyiora.
Moore slid in the last few months because of lackluster workouts at both the NFL combine and A&M's pro day.
Moore was the first defensive lineman to lead the Aggies in tackles (85) this past season since defensive end Sam Adams in 1993. Moore also led the defense in sacks with 12.5.
A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel became the team's third consecutive top-10 selection Thursday when the Jaguars took him with the No. 2 selection.
Linebacker Sean Porter and wide receiver Ryan Swope are expected to go in the later rounds Saturday.