Texas A&M football has a lot of new faces on the offensive side of the ball entering the 2017 season. That’s a lot of opportunity. Who steps up and shines?
Who will be the next big thing for Texas A&M? Each year there seems to be one guy on each team who comes out of “nowhere” and makes a name for himself. For example, last year in the NFL, it was Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs. The fifth-round draft pick came from obscurity, making his mark on the league and becoming a new name in the fantasy game.
Back in 2012 and 2013, two skinny kids from Kerrville and Galveston left their legacies as Fightin Texas Aggies forever. We might never see a duo as dynamic as Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans. In 2017-2018, who will be the Aggies breakout player on the offensive side of the ball?
"Not only did he mount up 6,763 rushing yards and 116 TDs on the ground, but Paul also threw for 6,213 yards and tossed 71 TDs in his three years as a starter for the Tigers. Yet, it doesn’t stop there. The Texas high school football legend can contribute on the special teams too where he returned punts and kicks as well and managed to take five back for touchdowns (three kicks and two punts)."
What will he do?
Paul will step in the slot when Christian Kirk needs a break. Plus, rumor has it he’ll be on the return team and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s handed the ball as well. In another piece of mine, I make a bold prediction that Paul will start at least one game for the Aggies. It’s a long shot for him to start but I wouldn’t be shocked at all if he takes at least a few snaps at QB.
With his versatility and playmaking ability, the odds of him becoming a breakout player for the Aggies are fairly high. He can be given the ball from just about any position. He could even play defensive back like he did in high school. Plus, Paul won the Mr. Texas Football Award which is the Heisman Trophy of Texas high school football. Winners in the past have gone on to do great things so, why shouldn’t he?
You’ve probably heard of some of the guys who have won the Mr. Texas Football Award. Former winners include Johnny Manziel (2010 winner, Kerrville Tivy), former Texas Longhorns running back Johnathan Gray (2011 winner, Aledo) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (2007 winner, Lamar Consolidated)
I’ve spoken with a source close to Paul who also thinks he can dominate as well. A video sent from Paul himself shows his performance at practice and let’s just say it’s pretty impressive. Paul catches a ball in the open field and makes two-three would be tacklers miss, as he escapes to daylight.
If you’re an Aggie football fan, get excited for number six. There could be some big things out of him very, very soon.