Texas A&M Football: CB Jaylon Jones will lead the team in interceptions

Jaylon Jones, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jaylon Jones, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
Texas A&M Football
Jaylon Jones, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Texas A&M Football team has an elite defense, though the unit has been overshadowed this offseason by the team’s offense. The offense is likely being heavily discussed due to the fact that the Aggies have some drastic changes going on, including an ongoing quarterback competition.

The team will have a handful of experienced leaders returning, including Isaiah Spiller, Jalen Wydermyer, and Kenyon Green.

But despite the fact that the offense has a ton of excitement surrounding it, the defense is set to return to the college football stage as one of the best units in the country.

The Texas A&M Football team might get a turnover-creating boost in the form of CB Jaylon Jones

The Aggies had an elite defensive unit last season, but one area that doesn’t jump off of the page was their ability to create turnovers via the passing game.

The Texas A&M Football team intercepted 10 passes last season, a number that ranked them in the top-30 of college football. It was a strong number, but one that Jimbo Fisher will point to as an area of improvement for a unit that was pretty elite in every facet of the game.

That’s also a number that can make a huge jump with the help of one elite cornerback on the Aggies’ roster. That cornerback is Jaylon Jones, a second-year corner who gave us a small glimpse of his potential in the 2020-21 season.

Jones was an excellent player at the high school level, earning him a 5-star ranking and an invitation from Jimbo Fisher to play on the TAMU football team. He’d earn significant playing time during his freshman year, collecting a huge interception against the LSU Tigers.

Outside of the interception, Jones deflected 6 passes last season, which was the most on the team. He did this as a freshman.

In his second year, the sky is the limit for him. After learning about complex SEC defenses for an entire season, we should see a significant jump in his performances. No more freshman mistakes from this sophomore that could explode onto the scene next season.

Jones will become the team’s top cornerback option, making him the guy who will be matched up against opposing team’s best receivers. This 6-2 defensive back has enough speed to guard virtually anybody on the field.

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While he may be overshadowed by DeMarvin Leal, who is set to be one of the best defensive players in the country. The rest of the SEC should be on notice, as this team could be one of the deadliest in the country.