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Texas A&M has a few battles on its hands: backup running back, defensive tackle and wide receiver. It's safe to say that Ben Malena is going to handle the majority of the rushing duties in 2013, but one tailback isn't going to be sufficient for the entire season.
Yes, Johnny Manziel, if he isn't ruled ineligible for the latest rounds of "look what he did," will pick up some of the ground game himself. However, another tailback is going to be necessary for Texas A&M to make it out of the SEC with enough energy left to possibly win the conference title.
Backup Running Back
Brandon Williams (Oklahoma transfer), Tra Carson (Oregon transfer) and Trey Williams will all have their names in the hat for the right to carry behind Malena, and the result could decide more than one game.
If you're going to outlast teams like Alabama (who substitutes as fast as Oregon runs plays), you're going to have to keep your players as fresh as the opponents'.
Texas A&M also needs to solidify its defensive line. This is where the fate of every game is decided, and the Aggies need a tackle.
Gavin Stansbury and Brandon Williams are currently on the two-deep, but incoming recruits could prove worthy of moving onto the line. There are four: Isaiah Golden, Hardreck Walker, Jordan Points and Justin Manning.
Mike Evans is clearly the go-to wideout on the list, but there is still an open slot on the other side of the field. Ricky Seals-Jones, Derel Walker and Ja'Quay Williams will all fight for that spot. Walker has at least played some football for the Aggies already.
Williams and Seals-Jones are both untested, though highly touted, recruits. The Aggies have a great quarterback (pending investigation), but he needs more than a couple of targets to hit.
If not, then he's basically going to be throwing into traffic all the time, or Texas A&M would turn into an incredibly talented version of Georgia Tech.