The Texas A&M Aggies hold high expectations for the 2021 regular season. Last season Texas A&M was 9-1 overall and 8-1 in the SEC. The Aggies must replace 4-year starter at quarterback Kellen Mond but have two talented replacements in Zack Calzada and Haynes King that will battle in August for the starting spot. However,
A host of running backs will lead the ground game for Texas A&M led by Isaiah Spiller (1,036 yards in 2020). The receiving corps will be led by Ainias Smith, who also doubles as a running back. Tight end Jalen Wydermyer, who led the Texas AM last season with 46 receptions, returns and has the best hands of all receivers.
The Texas A&M defense was number one in the SEC last season allowing only 317 yards and 22 points per contest and is expected to be even better this season. The defense averaged 6.4 tackles behind the line of scrimmage last season. McKinnley Jackson returns at nose tackle and will play alongside Jayden Peevy, who is expected to play at the next level. At defensive end, Texas A&M has DeMarvin Leal, Tyree Johnson and Micahel Clemsons.
The linebackers will be led by Aaron Hansford, who last season had 49 tackles while Chris Russell and Andre White will anchor the inside linebacker duties. Cornerbacks Jaylon Jones and Myles Jones form a physical unit that has height and range to defend on the outside downfield. Leon O’Neal had two interceptions and 48 tackles last season and returns as the top safety for the Aggies while Demani Richardson had 36 tackles and is one of the nation’s biggest hitters at safety.
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Texas A&M is expected to once again have a very strong season and has been given an over/under win total of 9.5. The Aggies defense is expected to be one of the best in the nation and therefore huge numbers on offense will not be required to earn victories. Last season Texas A&M’s defense held seven opponents to less than 30 points and the same is expected again in 2021 which is vital as Texas A&M will have a new starter under center on offense. A favorable schedule early in the season will help the new quarterback gain much needed experience. Expect the Aggies to battle for the SEC title, making a 10-win season achievable. Final Win Total Prediction, over 9.5.