Texas A&M Football: Long list of Aggies given preseason All-SEC honors

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The Texas A&M Football program is in the best shape that we have seen since nearly a century ago. After a 4th-ranked finish, hopes are high entering next season, even if the Aggies have a full-blown overhaul on their offensive line.

That said, the roster itself is full of strong returning talent in just about every position that isn’t OL or QB. As a result, many media outlets are hailing the Aggies as a team that will have a lot of representation on All-SEC teams at the end of the season.

This was especially prevalent with the release of the Southeastern Conference’s preseason All-SEC teams.

The Texas A&M Football team is well represented with preseason honors on both sides of the ball

The selections to the SEC’s preseason All-SEC teams shouldn’t come as a surprise, as they generally mirror any other preseason All-SEC teams that have been released.

The first name to show up on the first team is Aggie RB Isaiah Spiller, who is thought of as one of the best returning runners in the league, carrying nearly 2,000 yards of experience on the ground into the 2021-22 season. Spiller will have a large load to carry on his back with a brand-new quarterback taking over under center after the departure of Kellen Mond.

He’ll be led by one of the best offensive linemen in the country in Kenyon Green, a Texas A&M offensive guard who will be sliding over to offensive tackle in the upcoming season. Green was recognized alongside Spiller as a first-team All-SEC player. Green was the Aggies’ best offensive lineman last season, so his return should go a long way for an O-Line that will be replacing the remaining four positions.

To help him on the edge, the Aggies also saw Jalen Wydermyer, a 6-5 tight end and elite pass-catcher as their final preseason first-team All-SEC selection. Wydermyer should be Zach Calzada or Haynes King’s top option going into the upcoming season.

Even though Texas A&M has prided itself on the defensive side of the ball in the past couple of seasons, they only had a single selection in defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal. That said, Leal is expected to be a player who becomes a college football superstar. The 6-4 beast has 12.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in his career and will look to double those numbers in 2021.

But the Aggies weren’t done there.