What we know
There was a ton of turnover at the defensive end position this offseason as the Aggies lost a pair of elite edge rushers to the NFL. Next up after Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall will officially be Qualen Cunningham and Jarrett Johnson. Both those guys have the most in-game experience at the position, but should see rotational minutes shared with the second team.
One interesting note: former safety then part-time linebacker Justin Dunning has now found a home on the defensive line. He’s listed second behind Cunningham on the depth chart.
After thriving in the nickel position for two years, Donovan Wilson has officially dropped back to the free safety position. Now starting in his stead is Deshawn Capers-Smith who player a good amount on the outside last year. Taking over his vacated spot is Charles Oliver.
Christian Kirk was a no-brainer, but after that the rest of the depth chart looks just about like many had projected it to be this summer. Senior Damion Ratley earns the start on one side, but time will tell if he’s going to be able to hang onto it. On the other side is true freshman sensation Jhamon Ausbon who has been turning heads since he got to campus. No surprises there.
There is are a few OR designations on the offensive line portion of the depth chart, but once you take into account that Colton Prater can’t start in multiple locations it starts to look a little more straight forward. Prater will be the primary center as McCoy slides to left guard and Koda Martin takes over at left tackle. Connor Lanfear and Keaton Sutherland round out the unit at right guard and right tackle, respectively.