Texas A&M football: 5 burning questions entering spring practices

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Who starts at cornerback?

Texas A&M struggled mightily at the back end of their defense. As good as the unit was at basically all other aspects, they were equally poor in pass defense, and especially at giving up big plays. Nobody really stood out in this regard and the defensive backs could look vastly different than a year ago.

Myles Jones got better as the season progressed and he stands as the only guy you would feel comfortable penciling into one of the starting cornerback spots. Even with his improvement, he will have to earn it with Clifford Chattman returning from injury and JUCO transfer Elijah Blades coming into the fold.

Debione Renfro is the best tackler of the group so he’ll find his way onto the field. Charles Oliver was an excellent cover corner two years ago but took steps back in that regard in 2018. Travon Fuller might have something to say about who starts as well, and true freshman Erick Young was a top 100 recruit that could figure into the mix.

Teams need a deep secondary so they can rotate and keep players fresh. Texas A&M might finally have that after years without elite cornerback prospects.