Texas A&M Football: 3 position battles to watch in the spring game

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The Texas A&M Football team will be looking for a backup tight end

This position may come as a surprise to many fans, as the tight-end spot is one of very few secure position groups on this team. With Jalen Wydermyer leading the charge, there won’t be any worries about production from this spot in 2021.

Or maybe there will be.

With Wydermyer out for spring ball, the pool of tight ends sitting behind him on the depth chart will have an opportunity to step up and make their case for the second-string spot.

There are six tight ends on the roster not named Jalen Wydermyer. Here’s what their names are in no particular order.

  • Blake Smith
  • Max Wright
  • Tyler Ondrusek
  • William Kuehnle
  • Baylor Cupp
  • Justin Mellenbruch

Only a single one of these players made a catch in 2021, with Blake Smith recording a single reception for 42 yards. That means that this spot will be wide open during the spring game. We’ll get a better look at who has been standing out to this coaching staff.

One name that stands out is Baylor Cupp, and I’m not just saying that because of how cool the name is. Cupp was the best tight end in the 2019 class, coming in as a 4-star, physically imposing receiving option for the Aggies. Keep an eye out for the 6-7, 240-pound tight end in the spring game on Saturday, April 24th.