Texas A&M Football: Aggies’ RB room is the deepest in the SEC

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The Texas A&M Football team had a relatively disappointing season offensively in 2021. Even though they came to a 9-1 finish, the team relied on its defense to guide them to their Orange Bowl victory.

Kellen Mond and company didn’t have a bad season, but they were around average in the SEC. A strong offense would have propelled them to the next level.

That said, this was by no lapse of effort by the offensive line and runningbacks room. In 2020, the team accumulated over 2,000 rushing yards, about half of which went to starting runningback Isaiah Spiller.

Texas A&M Football starting RB Isaiah Spiller has talent sitting behind him

In all likelihood, the rushing statistics will take a small step back to start 2021, as the offensive line will be fielding four new starters, keeping only a single guy. That said, the sole player who is returning to the offensive line is Kenyon Green, arguably the best player from last year’s unit that was among the best in the country.

The newcomers to this offensive line will have a great player to mentor them, so expect them to be a little bit better than most fans are anticipating.

In fact, by the end of the season, the Aggies could have one of the best rushing attacks in college football thanks to the depth of their runningback room. Rather than having a single starter who can get it done, this team has a backup who can do it. And a backup to that backup. And a guy behind him.

It may not be pretty at first, but there is a rotating circus of players who could come in and make an impact and it starts with RB1.