Texas A&M Football: 3 key things to keep an eye on week 1 vs. Kent State

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What the Texas A&M Football team does at the defensive end position without Micheal Clemons

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, I’ll catch you up. In short, the second Texas A&M defensive lineman of this offseason was arrested, as Micheal Clemons was the most recent victim.

Clemons is a 6th-year senior who hasn’t had an opportunity to play a full season with Texas A&M. Last year, he dropped with an injury after a hot start just five games into the season. This time around, he’ll likely miss time early on with this suspension.

Right now, it’s unclear if he’ll even miss any time. Still, it’s best to assume that he won’t be in the game against Kent State. As a result, we’ll have to keep an eye on what Jimbo Fisher decides to do about this on short notice.

The logical conclusion here would be to keep an eye on Tyree Johnson, who looks to be Clemons’ backup. Johnson filled in for Clemons last season and did a great job in his absence. Still, this Texas A&M Football team has a handful of versatile defensive lineman who may receive snaps in place of the 6th-year senior.

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One of those players includes DeMarvin Leal, who is capable of playing inside and sliding out to the edge. The lack of Clemons could allow for Leal to get off to a red-hot start in the 2021 season.