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Texas A&M WR Speedy Noil making quick exit to NFL in 2017

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Texas A&M wide receiver Speedy Noil has made his decision, and it will no longer include playing for the Aggies. Noil announced, via Twitter, he will be declaring for the NFL Draft and leaving College Station behind a year early.

Noil joins fellow Aggie wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones in declaring early for the NFL Draft. Seals-Jones made his intention public last week. Texas A&M’s returning wide receiver unit is taking some hits through attrition between early departures and graduation. Christian Kirk is, for the moment, the only player returning who has had any impact in the passing game in 2017.

Noil appeared in nine games for the Aggies in 2016, in which he caught 21 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns. Noil, a five-star recruit out of high school in Texas A&M’s Class of 2014 showed great promise in his freshman season with 46 catches for 583 yards and five touchdowns, but the previous two seasons combined saw fewer receiving yards (551 yards) and fewer touchdowns (four) and more games missed due to suspension. The most recent suspension came last month as Texas A&M suspended Noil for the Aggies’ bowl game following an arrest for marijuana possession. It was Noil’s second arrest and third suspension in 13 months.

As he enters the rigors of the NFL Draft process, these are issues he will most certainly have to address in meetings and interviews with NFL representatives, but if he has cleaned up his act for the better and long-term, some NFL team may be getting a zippy wide receiver to throw into their offense or special teams unit.

A&M suspends Speedy Noil for bowl game after weed arrest

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Is this the part of the program where someone would say something along the lines of “Weedy Noil likes to smoke bowls but not play in them” and quickly move on?

Regardless, Speedy Noil has, once again, been suspended, with this latest suspension coming not long after he was arrested on a marijuana possession charge.  This is the second straight year the wide receiver will miss Texas A&M’s bowl game because of a suspension.

The junior was arrested Friday after someone called police with a noise complaint.  According to the Associated Press, the officers responding to the call “said they smelled marijuana and when he refused to allow them inside, they obtained a warrant and found the drugs.”

This is Noil’s second arrest and third suspension in a little over 13 months.  Additionally, the receiver took some time off from football in the spring of 2015 “to do some things.”

This season, Noil was third on the team in receptions (21), receiving yards (325) and receiving touchdowns (two).  He also returned five punts for 104 yards and scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.

A&M WR Speedy Noil popped for pot possession

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Once again, Speedy Noil simply can’t get out of his own way.

According to a tweet from Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, “Noil turned himself in to College Station police today on marijuana possession charge” of less than two ounces. Zwerneman added that “[a] warrant had been issued for his arrest” and that the Texas A&M wide receiver has already been released after posting a $2,000 bond.

There has been no comment from the football program on Noil’s latest off-field misadventure.

In early April, Noil was arrested on a charge of driving without a license.  That arrest came nearly four months after reports surfaced that the receiver would be suspended for not only the Aggies’ bowl game but for the 2016 opener against UCLA as well.  The only reason given for that suspension was the standard violation of unspecified team rules.

That was Noil’s second suspension of the season as he didn’t play against Western Carolina because of violations of unspecified team rules.  Additionally, Noil took some time off from football this past spring “to do some things.”

Shortly after signing with A&M in February of 2014, Noil was a passenger in a car that was pulled over and in which two of his teammates were charged with possession of marijuana.

This season, Noil was third on the team in receptions (21), receiving yards (325) and receiving touchdowns (two).  He also returned five punts for 104 yards and scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Texas A&M WR Speedy Noil still suspended for season opener vs. UCLA

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Texas A&M will be without one athletic playmaker when they open the new college football season next fall. Speedy Noil was suspended by Kevin Sumlin for last season’s Music City Bowl and it will carry over to the season opener this fall, Sumlin confirmed yesterday. The decision to suspend Noil for the season opener against UCLA was made months ago, but Sumlin says nothing has changed regarding his status for the first game of the season.

Noil was arrested earlier this month for driving without a valid driver’s license. Noil also missed playing time in 2015 for a suspension against Western Carolina. Noil has had a bumpy time in College Station that also included taking some time off to focus on some off-field concerns, and he had previously been charged for possession of marijuana in February 2014. Because of off-field issues resulting in suspensions and a diminished role in the offense, his production has also declined as a result while others have taken advantage of their opportunities (like Christian Kirk).

When Noil is on the field though, he can be dangerous for the Aggies on offense or special teams. But if he is going to have that kind of devastating impact, he clearly has to make sure he straightens up his act off the field so he can have the opportunity to earn Sumlin’s trust and get back to making things happen on Saturdays.

A&M’s Speedy Noil arrested, charged with driving without a license

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When it comes to off-field issues, Speedy Noil simply can’t get out of his own way.

The latest speed bump for the talented Texas A&M wide receiver came on April Fool’s Day, with online Brazos County Sheriffs records showing that Noil was arrested April 1 and charged for having no driver’s license.  No details of what led to the early morning traffic stop that preceded the charge were divulged.

Noil’s arrest comes nearly four months after reports surfaced that the receiver would be suspended for not only the Aggies’ bowl game but for the 2016 opener against UCLA as well.  The only reason given for that suspension was the standard violation of unspecified team rules.

That was Noil’s second suspension of the season as he didn’t play against Western Carolina because of violations of unspecified team rules.  Additionally, Noil took some time off from football this past spring “to do some things.”

Shortly after signing with A&M in February of 2014, Noil was the passenger in a car that was pulled over and in which two of his teammates were charged with possession of marijuana.

As a true freshman in 2014, Noil, a five-star signee, was third on the team with 583 receiving yards and five touchdowns, while his 46 receptions were fourth.  He also averaged 12 yards on 15 punt returns and 22.7 on 28 kick returns.

Thanks in large part to the emergence of Freshman All-American Christian Kirk along with his own issues, Noil’s numbers were more than cut in half this past season.  In nine games, Noil caught 21 passes for 226 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  He returned just two punts for 17 yards, while his 11 kick returns have netted him 241 yards.