Texas A&M Football: Predicting the two-deep depth chart for 2018 season

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Running backs

RB1 – Trayveon Williams

There isn’t much competition for carries in Aggieland. Trayveon Williams is on the preseason watch lists for the Doak Walker Award (best running back) and Maxwell Award (best offensive player). He is the best and most experienced offensive player on the team.

2017 was a down year for Williams. Most expected a breakout season of sorts, but not only did he himself suffer an ankle injury that he played through most of the season, but the offensive line was significantly worse due to a combination of injuries and inconsistent play.

Although they did not perform that well in 2017, A&M will start five players who have real game experience this season, guys who’ve had another year with Jim Turner coaching them. There should be some improvement in this area.

RB2 – Jacob Kibodi

There is a close battle for the backup running back between Kibodi, Kwame Etwi and AJ Sanders. The latter two each received 11 carries in the Maroon And White Game, and Kibodi backed up Williams and received nine carries. But Kibodi had a breakout game against ULL last season and has the biggest upside of the bunch.