The Texas A&M Football team is on the national stage, especially now that they are in the SEC. Along with that, they’re expected to put out an elite roster each year, even with a bulk of turnover at any given position.
This year is no exception for Jimbo Fisher’s squad, with a large amount of talent departing the program for the NFL or due to graduation. Today, I’m going to break down each offensive position group and judge whether they improved or declined from a season ago.
Which offensive Texas A&M Football position groups will be better in 2021 and which will struggle?
Quarterbacks: The Aggies’ quarterback situation is interesting. After losing a 3.5-year starter, it’s hard to say that they’re definitely going to decline from last season, as Kellen Mond had a distinct ceiling as starting quarterback. We could see an explosive season out of Haynes King or Zach Calzada, but the safe answer here is to say that the Aggies will get worst. At the end of the day, they’re losing a 19-touchdown:3 interception quarterback. That said, this will be the position group to watch in the upcoming season.
Runningbacks: Isaiah Spiller returns as arguably the SEC’s best ball carrier, rushing for over 1,000 yards a season ago, even with a shortened schedule. Add Devon Achane and Ainias Smith to their roster and you’ve got an elite group of runningbacks to work with. Even with an overhaul on the offensive line, it’s nearly impossible to see anybody here declining in talent. It should be a good year on the ground for Texas A&M.
Wide Receivers: Mark my words — Texas A&M’s wide receiving corps is the most underrated in the country, no doubt about it. With Ainias Smith set to become a more full-time option as a wideout, the return of Chase Lane, the return of Caleb Chapman from injury, and Jalen Wydermyer coming back as one of the best tight ends in the country, things have to go well for this pass-catching unit. Even former 5-star recruit Demond Demas could explode onto the scene. Texas A&M almost has a logjam of talent at the wide receiver position and each player should improve.
Offensive Line: There’s no way around it — the Texas A&M Football team’s offensive line will decline from what it was a season ago. The Aggies are losing four starting blockers. That said, the one that they will retain is Kenyon Green, who might be the best offensive tackle in the SEC. Jalen Wydermyer, an elite tight end, will also be helping out on the edge. Even though there will be four new faces on this offensive line, they could be sneaky-good in 2021.