3. TOP TEXAS A&M PLAYERS
Best Texas A&M Offensive Player
QB Kellen Mond, Jr.
After being part of a rotation as a freshman, Mond stepped up into the starting role as a sophomore, completing 57% of his throws for 3,107 yards and 24 touchdowns – but six came in the seven-overtime game against LSU – with nine picks, and he ran for 474 yards and seven scores.
The 6-2, 217-pounder isn’t huge, but he bulked up a wee bit. The arm is good enough, and he’s got the recruiting corps around him to make the stats shine. Considering Jimbo Fisher quarterbacks have a terrific track record, get ready for Mond to become a bigger national name.
2. WR Quartney Davis, Jr.
3. WR Jhamon Ausbon, Jr.
4. RB Jashaun Corbin, Soph.
5. OT Dan Moore, Sr.
Best Texas A&M Defensive Player
P Braden Mann, Sr.
Okay, so it’s not quite right to put a punter among the top defensive players, but coming off one of the greatest seasons of all-time, he’s a D’s best friend.
A true weapon, the Ray Guy winner blasted away on kickoffs and averaged 51 yards per kick with 19 put inside the 20. How good was he? The No. 2 punter in America averaged 48.3 yards per kick, and only four averaged more than 46. Again, though, as historic as Mann might be, he’s a punter.
In terms of the best defensive player, it’s a fluid situation considering the stars should be coming from the recruiting class in fall camp. Until then …
2. DT Justin Madubuike, Jr.
3. S Derrick Tucker, Jr.*
4. DE DeMarvin Leal, Fr.
5. DE Tyree Johnson, Soph.
*Assuming there’s no problem after off-field taco issues