Aggie Football’s Ainias Smith and McKinnley Jackson Declare for the NFL Draft

Texas A&M receiver and return specialist Ainias Smith and defensive tackle McKinnley Jackson both announced today they are entering the 2024 NFL Draft.

Smith and Jackson each announced via social media that the 2023 season will be their last. Smith said last week that he will not play in the TaxAct Texas Bowl due to an injury sustained during the LSU loss. Jackson did not indicate whether or not he would play in the bowl game.

Smith was a three-star recruit from Fort Bend Dulles High School. He finished his five-season career at Texas A&M with 180 receptions, 2,407 yards and 19 touchdowns. He averaged 10.2 yards on 82 punt returns, including two punt return touchdowns. In Smith’s final season he had 53 receptions for 795 yards.

Below is a screen shot of Ainias Smith’s post on Instagram:

Screenshot of Ainias Smith’s Instagram account.

Jackson was a four-star recruit out of Lucedale, Mississippi. Jackson finishes his four years at Texas A&M with 91 tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks.

Below is a screen shot of McKinnley Jackson’s post on X: