Texas A&M football: 5 breakout players to watch in 2019

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5. Jashaun Corbin, Running back

No, we haven’t forgotten about the offensive side of the ball just yet. Rounding out the list is the Flordia native and member of the 2018 SEC All-Freshman team.

Jashaun Corbin was an Aggieland favorite and Williams’ back up in 2018. Now that T-Will is moving on for greener pastures, it is time for Corbin to step up and pound the rock for the Ags. As successful as Williams was, I wouldn’t be shocked if Corbin was even more special.

Not only will the upcoming sophomore have a more consistent group at offensive line, but he is also more of a Jimbo Fisher style back. He compares much more to Dalvin Cook than Williams does. Besides, once the Aggies get more and more comfortable with Fisher’s schemes and plays, they will be able to create more opportunities for Corbin out of the backfield.

We have seen moments of excitement and promise from No. 7 already. He did a spectacular job as a kick returner in 2018 and was a great compliment to Williams’ elusive running style. A much more one-cut type back than T-Will, Corbin racked up 346 yards on only 61 carries. Corbin has at least three full inches on his predecessor, so look for the Ags to work in more power runs this coming season.

Corbin will be pushed by incoming freshman Isiah Spiller. Spiller’s father played for the Aggies back in the day, and he will look to get playing time as soon as possible. Some believe that he will be Corbin’s number two and if he is, expect a deadly combo out of the Aggie backfield, which could set up a monster play-action passing attack.