Texas A&M football could reap blue-chip benefit from Coach Prime's Colorado exodus

Many of the most skilled players on the Colorado roster are departing Boulder after Deion's first year, and Texas A&M football could be a benefactor.
Nov 25, 2023; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Colorado Buffaloes running back Dylan Edwards (3) runs for
Nov 25, 2023; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Colorado Buffaloes running back Dylan Edwards (3) runs for / Christopher Creveling-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football linked to Colorado's Dylan Edwards; Blue-chip RB one of many to depart Colorado after Prime's first year

Texas A&M football is availing themselves of every possible chance to improve via the portal in this spring window. That means doing your due diligence on prospects at positions of need, which is a refreshing change of pace in College Station.

Running back, however, is a spot where the Aggies have a fair bit of potential coming back. Texas A&M football returns Le'Veon Moss, Amari Daniels, and Rueben Owens, and added EJ Smith during the winter window. Each of those four stands to figure into the mix next year, with Moss and Owens beginning to separate themselves from the pack.

Point being, there's a good amount of depth at the position. There's also a lot of versatility: each of these guys brings particular skill sets, with little redundancy within the room. You would think the Aggies are set at the position for the upcoming season, at the very least—barring injury, of course.

That's part of what makes this report a little bit perplexing. According to Hayes Fawcett of On3, the Aggies have been linked to Colorado running back transfer Dylan Edwards.

Edwards is a solid talent, one of the four blue-chip players that Coach Prime brought in via the high school ranks this past season. His numbers, seen in the above tweet, are nothing to sniff at for a true freshman. He can run inside and out, and is a decent receiver out of the backfield.

The problem is that he seems like a slightly less physically talented version of a guy already on A&M's roster in Rueben Owens. Granted, Owens's numbers this past season weren't nearly as gaudy, but there's a lot that goes into that. #2 in Maroon is poised for a breakout year, in my opinion.

I'd be surprised if this one comes to fruition, honestly. This Texas A&M football staff has done a stellar job at filling specific holes on the roster, and I'm not sure quite where Edwards would slot. This could just be pure due diligence on the part of the Aggies, which I certainly would not begrudge, but I'm not confident we see the former Buffalo suit up for A&M next year.