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

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Donovan Wilson

Losing Donovan Wilson was a killer to the Aggie defense that finished 78th in yards allowed per game and 87th in points allowed per game in 2017. It was the first and only time Texas A&M’s defense allowed more yards per game than the offense gained under Kevin Sumlin.

Wilson was electric in 2015 and 2016, racking up 14 tackles for loss and six interceptions combined. He returned one of those interceptions for a touchdown against South Carolina in 2015.

He and Armani Watts were supposed to terrorize offenses in 2017, but a foot injury in the opener against UCLA sidelined Wilson for the season and he was granted a medical redshirt. Wilson has a legitimate case to be the next A&M safety to make the leap to the NFL, joining Justin Evans and Armani Watts as just recent examples.

Fisher and Mike Elko will be leaning on Wilson to lead a young defensive back unit comprised of mostly sophomores and juniors around him.