Five Texas A&M football players with the most to prove in spring football

Which Texas A&M football players have the most to show in this spring football session?

Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Moose Muhammad III (7)
Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Moose Muhammad III (7) / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M football players with the most to prove in spring: Tyreek Chappell

Hands down, the biggest area addressed through the portal by Mike Elko was defensive back. The Aggie DB position was in a bad way, and Elko attacked that deficit with an intensity that yielded one of the more impressive position group portal hauls in the country.

A guy who had entered the portal from the Aggies but ended up returning to College Station now faces the challenge of distinguishing himself from that group. Tyreek Chappell has a lot of starting experience on his side, but he garnered all that experience as the best option in a room that was much shakier than the current one.

Don't get me wrong—Chappell is clearly extremely talented. There's a good reason he started all those games. But the fact remains that he now faces stiffer competition than he yet has in his time in College Station.

Especially after a stint where he tested the waters in the portal, Chappell will have a lot to do to earn the trust of the coaches and the rest of the team. How he performs this spring—both on and off the field—will go a long way in determining how he fares in those regards.