Stock Down: Secondary
Texas A&M has greatly improved defensively this year. However, most of this improvement has been up front vs the run. Texas A&M is still struggling to defend in the back end, and it does not feel like they will be getting any better in this area any time soon.
The secondary has been Texas A&M’s Achilles heel defensively for years now. The Aggies were able to get by in previous seasons by having elite players at the safety position such as Justin Evans and Armani Watts. But with Evans and Watts now in the NFL, Texas A&M does not have a single star player in the back end of their defense.
The most frustrating part about the secondary is the fact that they always seem to be in the right position to make a play on the ball. Yet, they never make the play. There have been so many completions that could have been swatted away or even intercepted had an Aggie DB simply tuned his head around after the ball had been thrown. Hopefully Jimbo Fisher can address this problem through recruiting.