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Breaking Down the 2019 Texas A&M Roster: Offensive Backfield

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On replacing Trayveon Williams, and more

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 29 Texas State at Texas A&M Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Alright ladies and gents, with my real job deciding to get in the way of my writing, I’m going to try and squeeze in as many of these as possible for the Clemson game. It’s not necessarily going to be pretty but bear with me. Today I’ll be talking about the entire offensive backfield, quarterbacks, running backs, and fullbacks included. There’s no time to waste so let’s get right to it.

Quarterback

Kellen Mond is expected to take another step forward in 2019 during his second year under Jimbo Fisher. If the opener against Texas State was any indication Mond has taken a huge leap as he made some incredible throws. If Mond can keep performing at that level, A&M ought to have an incredibly productive offense 2019.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 29 Texas State at Texas A&M Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Behind Mond is a trio of quarterbacks all competing for the second string spot. Connor Blumrick and James Foster both have more time in Jimbo Fisher’s system but Zach Calzada’s arm talent may vault the true freshman into the two spot on the depth chart. Calzada’s early enrollment has only sped up his development and he’s primed to step up once Mond leaves.

Running Back

Replacing someone who produced as much as Trayveon Williams is going to be an uphill climb but Jashaun Corbin could be up to the task. The Florida native is incredibly explosive as shown by his 100-yard kickoff return against Arkansas in 2018 but he’s also tough enough to run between the tackles. It may take some time for him to really grow into his role as a number one back, but his talent should make it an easy transition.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 29 Texas State at Texas A&M Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A&M has no shortage of backs behind Corbin either. Cordarrion Richardson, Deneric Prince, and Isaiah Spiller all have immense talent. Richardson is the biggest of the backs on Texas A&M’s roster, checking in at 240 pounds. The transfer from UCF is surprisingly quick for a back his size. Prince is more of a quick back who really excels as a pass catcher out of the backfield. As for Spiller, the true freshman may be the most talented of the three as shown by his huge run against Texas State. Spiller can do it all and will only get better with time.

Fullback

After the graduation of Cullen Gillaspia and the departure of Ben Miles to join his father at Kansas, Cagan Baldree is the only fullback listed on the depth chart. The full roster also lists Nigel Brobbey, Sam Stanley, and Justin Mellenbruch at the position but we saw Bobby Brown step into the position against Texas State. Now, basically all I want is a Bobby Brown touchdown on a fullback dive.

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Wrapping Up

Texas A&M has no shortage of talent at the skill positions on offense and between Kellen Mond and Jashaun Corbin, the athletes behind the line should have no problem producing. Mond’s progression will be interesting to watch over the course of 2019 but I’m also interested to see if we get more of a rotation this season at running back than we did in 2018. Overall, Aggie fans should be extremely excited about the outlook for these position groups in 2019.