We all know Jerrod Johnson, Von Miller, and Jeff Fuller but there are five players who are incoming freshman or did not see much play time last year. They each have abilities that the A&M team has been either lacking or needed to be replaced this year. These players can make Texas A&M the team it used to be in time. There are other plays who could come along but these players could do it from day one.
Considered the best prospect by many in this recruiting class, Luke Joeckel a 6'6 280 OT was the sixth best lineman in the nation. He enrolled early and has already made great strides including starting in the Spring game.
He had to sit out last year with an injury but Coryell was one of the top JC defensive backs in 2009. His old coach said he reminded him of Chris McAlister. He matched Fuller stride-for-stride in the Spring game.
He replaced Matt Moss on the DE spot and many thinks could be the breakout player of the year. In high school, he had nine sacks and 39 QB hurries in a 3-4 scheme.
Very similar to Joeckel but did not enroll early. A great run blocker and can play anywhere on the line. He and Joeckel are both expected to start this season.
A kicker/punter, yes a walk on kicker can be the starting punter this year. He averaged 34.13 yards a punt in his only year of football. Ryan Epperson only averaged 34.13. Could even become the kicker this year.