Storyline No. 2: Who will be earning reps behind Devon Achane at the runningback spot for the Texas A&M football team?
Again, I’m going with a more under-the-radar storyline here. With the departure of Isaiah Spiller to the NFL Draft, his replacement at the RB1 spot won’t be a mystery — it’ll be Devon Achane, who Spiller was virtually splitting carries with in 2021.
Achane will be the starter, as he should be. The Aggie runningback was elite in his first two seasons with Texas A&M, Achane has rushed for nearly 1,300 yards with 16 total touchdowns. This included a 910-yard, 11 touchdown season in 2021.
But who will step up behind him in the backfield?
Only two other runningbacks on the roster received significant carries last season, with LJ Johnson Jr. rushing the ball 21 times and Amari Daniels running the ball 20 times. Both of these guys should be considered candidates to fill the RB2 role.
Incoming freshman Le’Veon Moss will also compete for the spot, though he isn’t an early enrollee — we will not be seeing him in the spring game. He’ll be joining the team over the summer and should manage to stir things up a bit.
The backfield could be stacked in Aggieland next season.