Having Devon Achane lead the backfield last season was a positive sight for an otherwise forgetful Texas A&M football season.
The Aggies finished the year 5-7 and missed out on a bowl game despite having a ton of talent riddled across the roster but at least Achane was fun to watch. He finished the year with 1,102 yards and eight touchdowns on 5.6 yards per carry. He was a breath of fresh air in a season that was lost early on.
Now that the top offensive weapon in the run game is gone, Jimbo Fisher must find his replacement and that’s not going to be an easy task.
He has Le’Veon Moss coming back along with Amari Daniels while five-star freshman Rueben Owens is coming in to challenge for snaps.
So who should win the starting job?
Who should Texas A&M football’s RB1 be?
Replacing Achane is not going to be easy. He was one of the best running backs in the SEC and he’s arguably one of the best in the 2023 NFL Draft class.
Texas A&M just has to hope to find someone close to as effective.
So will that be Daniels, Moss or Owens?
The most talented back is probably Owens, but how much do you lean on a freshman? Luckily for him there will be an open competition this fall and he could very well win the job. So talent alone, I’m going Owens.
But I do like what Moss and Daniels bring to the table. If we’re going based on experience and potential, I like what Daniels can do. He’s a strong, compact runner and he’s tough to bring down because he can be so explosive.
My guess would be Daniels starts the season as RB1 but Owens takes over.