Texas A&M football: Position battles to watch in spring practices

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Cornerback is really the only position on the team that doesn’t have at least one player you can definitively say is going to be a starter next season. The closest to that are Myles Jones, who started much of last season and especially late in the year as he improved, and Debione Renfro, who also has loads of experience in his first two seasons.

However, none of the guys who got playing time showed their coverage skills are up to par for going through an SEC schedule. Texas A&M ranked near the bottom of the FBS in passing yards allowed and in big plays allowed through the air. Charles Oliver had some promise heading into the year but regressed, and Travon Fuller might not be big enough to be an every down player yet.

It’s not all bad here. A&M brought in Top 100 cornerback Erick Young in the 2019 class, as well as the top JUCO recruit at the position in Elijah Blades, who is a former 4-star recruit from the 2017 class. They also have 4-star Clifford Chattman coming back from an injury that kept him out all of the 2018 season.

Expect the Aggies to improve in this department as long as everyone stays healthy. They will be an experienced group with some new blood pushing the guys in front of them.

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