5 Texas A&M football players who will lead the team in 2022

Devon Achane, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyreek Chappell, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

The Texas A&M football team was in a transitional period in 2021. The Aggies retained players like Jalen Wydermyer, Kenyon Green, and DeMarvin Leal to lead the charge, but the team was lacking star power at some crucial positions. This led to a disappointing four-loss year that ended with A&M dropping out of its bowl game.

Thus, the rebuild continues in College Station.

But now shouldn’t be the time to sleep on the Aggies. Jimbo Fisher’s 2022 class doesn’t just lead the nation — it’s the greatest class in recorded history according to 247Sports class rankings. This Texas A&M football team might not have as much proven talent in 2022, but they have raw talent. Here are the players who could step up for Jimbo Fisher next season.

Texas A&M Football Impact Player No. 1: DB Tyreek Chappell

There were a few players who had breakout seasons for the Texas A&M football team in 2022. You could look at DeMarvin Leal, Devon Achane, or Aaron Hansford in that regard. Still, none of them seemingly came out of nowhere like one player in particular.

Tyreek Chappell.

Prior to the start of the 2021 college football season, Chappell was just another piece in an incoming top ten Jimbo Fisher recruiting class. Heck, the argument could be made that Chappell was one of the least exciting prospects on the team with a three-star rating. He was the second-lowest-rated player in the class. He didn’t look like it in 2021.

Chappell recorded 40 tackles on the season which stood as a team-high among cornerbacks. His plays were timely, too — he knew where to be and when to be there, bringing a veteran presence to the secondary after a pair of injuries to starting cornerbacks. Chappell also recorded a team-high nine pass deflections and an interception.

2022 should see him continue this prowess and lead an A&M secondary that will look to be among the best in the nation.