Texas A&M Football: 10 best Aggie players entering the 2018 season

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Texas A&M Football is coming off a 7-6 season in 2017 but returning a ton of talent for Jimbo Fisher’s first year.

During Kevin Sumlin‘s tenure as the head coach of Texas A&M football, he didn’t seem to get much out of the talent he recruited. Despite consistently ranking in the top 20 and a couple times in the top 10 in recruiting classes, the team finished no better than 8-5 in his final four seasons.

Recruiting is only half the job of a college head coach. The other half, which is arguably more important, is developing players and helping them meet, or exceed, their expectations. You can only do so much with talent. It has to be harnessed.

It remains to be seen if Jimbo Fisher can harness that talent. Make no mistake about it, he inherited a talented Texas A&M football team. There were only a handful of losses to graduation and the NFL this offseason. While Christian Kirk, Armani Watts, Damion Ratley and Zaycoven Henderson are all big losses, they are not irreplaceable. In fact, A&M is fairly stacked at those positions.

The details Jimbo pays attention to, and the fact that he isn’t as much about fun as he is about teaching during practice, seem to indicate he will get more from the players he has inherited.

There are several candidates who could emerge as A&M’s best and most important players; these are the top 10.