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: Rueben Owens

One of the highest-profile signings in the 2023 class, Owens entered the year with sky-high potential. He was able to crack the rotation last year, and his physical gifts were on display to any fan who watched.

However, out of the three-back stable that the Aggies used last year, Owens was by far the lowest in average yards per carry. He notched a mark of only 3.81 while Moss and Daniels were both a shade over 5.

Part of this was his lesser ability to run through contact. You often see this with backs who got by in high school purely on speed—though Owens's game was by no means predicated entirely on speed before graduating, there is simply a difference in physicality from his level of high school ball to the SEC.

He's a guy who just glides when he gets in the open field, but the issue was with actually getting there in the first place. He's one who I think the strength and conditioning program of Tommy Moffitt will help tremendously. He'll have his work cut out for him this spring, but if he keeps his nose to the grindstone, I think he can have a huge year.