Spring camp starts on Monday, and here’s my best guess where things stand as far as 1st and 2nd team goes. A couple thoughts first….
1) Jake Hubenak and Trevor Knight will battle it out for starter and backup. However, for now we list the Music City bowl starter on the 1st team.
2) With the announced departure of TE Jordan Davis late yesterday evening, A&M has no true scholarship tight end on the roster. True freshman Aaron Hansford will primarily get a look at H-back but does not enroll until later this summer.
UPDATE: TE Kalvin Cline announces his transfer from Virginia Tech to Texas A&M. He has completed his undergrad and is eligible to play immediately. He will have two years to play two at A&M.
3) Returning starters are in bold. Both Richard Moore and Otaro Alaka are listed as starters. Moore only started a few games to end the 2015 season, but emerged as an entrenched starter due to his high performance. I also tabbed Otaro Alaka as a returning starter since he was in 2014 and was widely regarded as our best LB before getting injured last season.
4) Maybe I’m alone in this, but Justin Dunning needs to see the field. Not sure if he gets a look at OLB to provide depth for that injury-prone group or if he just needs to bide his time until Justin Evans graduates in 2016.
Projected 2016 Spring Camp Depth Chart
QB – Jr. Jake Hubenak / Sr. Trevor Knight
RB – Jr. Keith Ford / Jr. James White
WR – Sr. Josh Reynolds / Sr. Ed Pope
WR – Jr. Speedy Noil / Jr. Damion Ratley
WR – Jr. Ricky Seals-Jones / RS Fr. Kemah Siverand
WR – So. Christian Kirk / Sr. Boone Niederhofer
TE/HB – Jr. Kalvin Cline
LT – Sr. Avery Gennesy / RS Fr. Trevor Elbert
LG – So. Keaton Sutherland / Sr. Jermaine Eluemunor
C – RS Fr. Erik McCoy
RG – So. Connor Lanfear / Fr. Colton Prater
RT – So. Koda Martin / So. Tank Davis
DE – Jr. Myles Garrett / Jr. Jarrett Johnson
DT – Jr. Zaycoven Henderson / Jr. Kingsley Keke
DT – So. Daylon Mack / Sr. Hardreck Walker
DE – Sr. Daeshon Hall / Jr. Qualen Cunningham
WLB – Sr. Shaan Washington / So. Dwaine Thomas
MLB – So. Otaro Alaka / Jr. Josh Walker
SLB – So. Richard Moore / Sr. Claude George
LC – Jr. Priest Willis / RS Fr. Roney Elam
SS – Jr. Armani Watts / Rs. Fr. Larry Pryor
FS – Sr. Justin Evans / So. Justin Dunning
RC – Jr. Nick Harvey / So. Deshawn Capers-Smith
Nick – Jr. Donovan Wilson / Sr. Noel Ellis
P – Jr. Shane Tripucka / Fr. Braden Mann
K – So. Daniel LaCamera / Fr. Braden Mann