Texas A&M Football: 5 bold predictions for 2018 season

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Trayveon Williams
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2. Trayveon Williams has 2,000 yards from scrimmage

A&M had some very talented running backs during Kevin Sumlin’s tenure, but they didn’t run an offense that utilized that talent. Sumlin’s offense was all about using speed and misdirection, running plays east and west to create space.

Fisher will run more of a pro style offense. He will preach being physical and getting north and south, especially in the run game. His offense has produced multiple NFL running backs who are among the best in the business.

Dalvin Cook was easily the best of them in college. In his junior and senior seasons, the workhorse back averaged 2,094 yards from scrimmage and scored 40 touchdowns. While it may be unrealistic to expect Williams to find pay dirt that many times, he does have the ability to be a similar workhorse in Fisher’s system.

Williams had 1,148 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns as a freshman. He took a step back in 2017 while battling through injuries and finished with just 990 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns.

The talent is there. The fact that he racked up that many yards (most of them rush yards) in a pass-first spread offense speaks to his ability. He has also averaged 5.6 yards per carry in his two seasons. Fisher will lean on his super-talented back often.