The time of year has come when college football teams, including the Texas A&M Football team, begin to get a good idea of what their outlook will be for the upcoming season.
Around this time of year, fans can get a glimpse toward their future with the release of Athlon Sports’ SEC predictions for the upcoming season. While Aggie fans haven’t had an excess to look forward to with these predictions in years past, they’ve found new life with the arrival of Jimbo Fisher, as exemplified over the past few years.
This year would be no exception.
The Texas A&M Football team was spoken highly of while remaining in Alabama Football’s shadow
Athlon Sports had only great things to say about the Texas A&M Football team in their 2021 predictions. Unfortunately, they’re in the same division as Alabama and therefore are projected to finish second.
Here’s a direct quote from Steve Lassan of Athlon Sports:
"“Jimbo Fisher’s Aggies came within one spot of making the CFB Playoff last season and enter 2021 clearly trending in the right direction.”"
Uniquely to this team in the past few seasons, the offense could be the piece that powers this train in 2021. Athlon Sports mentions the Aggies’ depth in the backfield, referring to Jimbo Fisher’s backfield as one of the best in the country.
The article also mentioned Jalen Wydermyer, who could be in the running for national awards and a first-round pick next season. The only negative mentioned is the fact that the Aggies will have an inexperienced offensive line and wide receivers that need to take a step forward. These wideouts should take a step forward, as they were riddled with injuries, a crucial opt-out, and a lack of experience last season. None of those ailments will return in 2021.
Defensively, there weren’t many negatives to speak of. Outside of the departure of Buddy Johnson and Bobby Brown III, the Texas A&M Football team should return a menacing unit.
Notably, Lassan listed 5-star incoming freshman defensive lineman Shemar Turner as a true freshman to watch on the defensive side of the ball, while McKinnley Jackson was noted as a breakout candidate. Jackson will be filling in for Bobby Brown III, who departed to the NFL.