SEC football power rankings after spring portal closes: Did Aggies get better?

Texas A&M football made a couple of key additions in the spring portal; where are they in the SEC pecking order?
Dec 4, 2021; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detailed view of the SEC Championship logo on the field before the
Dec 4, 2021; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detailed view of the SEC Championship logo on the field before the / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Post-SEC Spring Power Rankings: #3 - Texas A&M Aggies

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New head coach Mike Elko has been an absolute revelation so far for Texas A&M football. With very limited exceptions, he has pushed all the right buttons for the Aggies so far in College Station.

In the last few years of Jimbo Fisher’s tenure, the perennial storyline for the Aggies was the underachievement relative to the talent on campus. In Elko’s time in Durham, the storyline surrounding the Blue Devils was his and his staff’s ability to maximize the talent they worked with.

Considering what Elko accomplished when he was in College Station previously, combined with the staff he has put together upon his return as the head man, I am very bullish on his ability to get this team to maximize their potential. Collin Klein’s scheme should be a revelation for the Aggies on offense; with his unique blend of old and new concepts stressing defenses, the Ags could finally have the explosive unit they’ve been longing for.

The transfer portal has been very kind to the Maroon and White, as well. They’ve pulled lots of exciting pieces from the transfer ranks, highlighted by Nic Scourton, who has game-wrecker potential up front. The cadre of talented and experienced DBs the Aggies landed stand to vault A&M back into elite pass defense territory.

The one concern is wide receiver, where the Aggies are in need of more depth. The addition of Jacob Bostick helps, but after Jabre Barber went down with injury, Texas A&M football needs a few more guys to come in and compete for the starting job.

Even so, the projected starters boast elite talent, particularly Noah Thomas. #3 was hampered by injury for most of last year, but his combo of speed, leaping ability, and go-up-and-get-it attitude will make him both a formidable deep threat and effective red zone weapon.

Under Elko, I feel confident A&M will have an elite defense. The offense is the big question mark—but with a healthy Weigman, Klein at the controls, and an improved OL, I like the Aggies’ chances against a schedule which sees all four of their toughest games come at home.