Texas A&M football: Behind enemy lines with FanSided’s Clemson writer

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GEG: Who is one non-quarterback A&M’s defense should be afraid of.

RTR: Three players come to mind when I think of this question: Running back Travis Etienne, and wide receivers Tee Higgins and Amari Rodgers.

Etienne is an explosive back that can take the ball to the end zone anytime he touches the ball. I think Clemson will be giving him the majority of the carries in the run game Saturday, despite him splitting time with two-three other guys.

At wide receiver, Higgins plays the boundary role where you’ll see the quarterbackss throw deep. He can go up and high-point the ball. Rodgers is more of a playmaker, meaning you can see him make a catch over the middle of the field, but then he’ll make a guy or two miss and be off to the races.

GEG: We’ve heard about the historic defensive line, but who’s another defensive player that could have a big game?

RTR: Outside of that Clemson defensive line, I really like middle linebacker Tre Lamar and cornerback Trayvon Mullen.

Both of the guys were starters last year as sophomores and are looking to take big steps forward as juniors this season. Mullen will pretty much take on each opponent’s best wide receiver and attempt to put him on an island. Lamar is more of a guy that is excellent at stopping the run and making a tackle when you need to come up with a stop.