Projected Texas A&M football defense depth chart post-spring football

Here’s how we see the defensive two-deep stacking up for Texas A&M football come springtime.

Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Payton Thorne (1) is tackled by
Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Payton Thorne (1) is tackled by / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Projecting Texas A&M football’s spring defensive depth chart: Nickel

1st unit: Bryce Anderson
2nd unit: Jaydon Hill
3rd unit: Jared Kerr

Aside from Turner and Scourton, Anderson starting at nickel is probably the easiest call on this whole list. #1 on the defense is going to have a monster year under Elko in this Antonio Johnson-esque role.

That said, I think we see a healthy mix of Hill and Kerr as well. This is a position that can be a bit interchangeable with the safety spot, and especially so given the versatility of some of these pieces.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if we saw both Anderson and Hill on the field at the same time, or any combination of two out of the three—one at safety and one at nickel. Elko is extremely savvy defensively, and I expect him to maximize the versatility of these guys.

Another guy who isn't on campus yet, but who we should keep in mind, is Vandy transfer De'Rickey Wright. Wright is a towering DB who can spin down to a hybrid LB position, and I foresee him coming in situationally at the nickel spot (at least nominally). He could also be played at backer alongside one of these guys at nickel in a package that could essentially convert from a normal 4-2-5 into a dime look depending on what the offense does.

This is a position to be excited about. The Aggies have a lot of talent here, and the adaptability of these players means that Elko will have a lot of diverse looks he can throw out on the field.