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

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5. Quarterback Nick Starkel

I’m making the assumption Starkel wins the starting quarterback job here. Fisher has yet to officially name a starter, and he has had both good and critical things to say of Starkel and Kellen Mond, but Starkel fits the prototype Fisher has used in the past. Mond has too far to come as a passer to be trusted.

This much was obvious in Starkel’s last two appearances for the Aggies. He was dominant in the Belk Bowl loss, throwing for 499 yards and four touchdowns, and continued that momentum into the Spring Game with 373 yards and two touchdowns.

The mistakes are still there. He threw an interception in both of the appearances as well, but there is a lot to be excited about with Fisher installing an offense that won’t ask Starkel to do too much. If the Aggies are able to establish a good running game with their four returning offensive line starters and running back Treyveon Williams, things will come pretty easy for Starkel.

Using a more pro-style offense will take advantage of Starkel’s strengths. He is an accurate thrower with good touch and good-enough arm strength. Fisher got a lot out of average quarterbacks in most of his years at Florida State and turned a couple of them into first-round NFL Draft picks.

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Starkel just has to limit the mistakes and he could lead the offense to great heights.

Jeff Shull is the Site Expert for the Gig Em Gazette on FanSided. Follow him on Twitter, and be sure to follow the Gig Em Gazette on Facebook and Twitter.