Texas A&M Standing Preview: Offensive

After diving into the tight ends last week, this week we take a look at the offensive line. Texas A&M’s OL struggled at times during the 2021 season due to youth, but seemed to be improving as the season went on. However, this center group will need to take a huge step forward if the offense is going to be better than it was last season.

First round draft pick Kenyon Green was an important and versatile part of the offensive line during his Texas A&M career. Green played every position on the line except center during the 2021 season. The Aggies also lost the left-handed start to Jammer Johnson. Johnson was an important part of the offensive line last year after moving from Tennessee. I think it’s also important to note that offensive line coach Josh Henson now works for USC as offensive coordinator and former Boston College and Colorado State coach Steve Adazio now coaches OL.

Bryce Foster (SU): Foster was once initially at the center of the Aggies, which is not entirely uncommon in the SEC. An anchor should be in position for this offensive line in 2022.

Father Robin (SO): The father made nine appearances for the offensive line in 2021. He is another member of the offensive line who has cemented his place and will be the first player in the right tackle position in 2022.

Leyden Robinson (Jr): Robinson started 10 games for the Aggies in 2021 and earned an AP All-SEC Second Team honor. Expect the Novice to be a force up front for the Aggies in 2022.

Aki Ogunbe (Su): After delaying Kindergarten enrollment in 2020, Ogunbiyi saw activity in eight games during 2021 including four. The sophomore Redshirt student is versatile and could end up seeing action in several different locations in 2022.

Trey Zuhn trailed last year but saw activity in four games, and the Colorado-born player is expected to be the starting left-hander after impressing in the spring. Blake Trainor saw the action in 11 games during the 2021 season and made two starts. Jordan Spasoewicz-Moko has been the first left side for most of the spring, and could end up becoming the starter when his first attacking shot comes in in 2022. Matthew Wyckoff has made four appearances while being late to meet in 2021 and is expected to be the heart of reserve defense. . The Aggies also brought in four prospects in the 2022 signature category – Kam Dewberry and Mark Nabou planning interior design, and PJ Williams and Hunter Erb planning dealing.

The right side of the offensive line is very promising with the return of Layden Robinson and Robin Sr. in 2022 and the return of Bryce Foster to the center is another reason to believe that this offensive line will improve a lot. However, much of this season depends on how Zuhn performs on the left tackle. If it lives up to the pre-season hype, I would expect this unit to finish in Band A by the end of the season. For now, it’s still a question mark, which means I’m only cautiously optimistic about this unit’s performance in 2022.

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