Texas A&M Football: 5 players who could have breakout 2018 seasons

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2. Tight End Jace Sternberger

You could enter the starting tight end, no matter who it was, and come up with a name to put on this list. Fisher just values the position way more than Kevin Sumlin ever did. The production from tight ends —or lack thereof — in the last six years is almost comical.

Sternberger and his tight end crew earned triple the amount of yards in the Spring Game than Sumlin’s tight ends averaged over entire seasons. I’m not even really sure why A&M had tight ends when Sumlin was the head coach, but it’s clear Fisher will utilize the position.

Sternberger comes in from Northeastern Oklahoma as one of the top-ranked Junior College transfers. He played one season at Kansas before transferring and now has a chance to be a major part of the Aggie offense with Fisher at the helm.

He was the unquestioned MVP of the Spring Game, hauling in eight catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns. Fisher’s offense will emphasize being physical in the run game and using that to set up play-action and mismatches in the middle of the field. Sternberger’s athleticism will be unlike Aggie fans have seen since Martellus Bennett graced Kyle Field.