The 2018 college football season is so close we can almost taste it, and Texas A&M moved us one step closer to that blissful reality by releasing an updated team depth chart on Thursday.
Texas A&M releases first depth chart of the 2018 season... pic.twitter.com/GQyAjMZMeX— TexAgs (@TexAgs) August 23, 2018
NOTABLES ON OFFENSE:
- Kellen Mond and Nick Starkel are still listed as co-starters, so a starting quarterback has yet to be named (and expect both to play a lot of snaps on Aug. 30).
- As has been the case in fall practice, it appears sophomore Jared Hocker has beat out senior and returning starter Connor Lanfear for the starting right guard spot.
- Quartney Davis and Camron Buckley are listed as co-starters at the receiver spot opposite of Jhamon Ausbon. Based on fall practice, expect to see David out wide more while Buckley plays the slot.
- In case you didn’t already know, 12th Man Cullen Gillaspia has made the move from linebacker to fullback.
NOTABLES ON DEFENSE:
- Kingsley Keke has moved from defensive tackle to defensive end to account for the injury to Michael Clemons. Based on this, you have to suspect Clemons’ injury is significant, if not season-ending.
- Keke’s DT spot has been filled by sophomore Justin Madubuike (who transitioned from DE to DT last season, fittingly).
- Former safety Larry Pryor is listed as a backup at weakside linebacker along with Buddy Johnson. This is likely a result of the season-ending injury suffered by Ikenna Okeke earlier this week.
- Roshauud Paul is listed at punt returner, while Trayveon Williams and Kyle Chriss will handle kickoff returns.
- After the Aggies had close to the most freshman starters in the country in 2017, only three true freshman appear in the 2018 depth chart, all in backup roles (RT Colten Blanton, DE Bobby Brown and S Leon O’Neal).