Texas A&M Football’s 2022 true freshmen class graded fifth-best at Pro Football Focus
The Texas A&M Aggies are roughly a month out from their April 15th Spring Game and all eyes will be on the practices leading up to the action. Plenty of questions surround this season’s trajectory, but there’s also been a jolt of hope based on how the Maroon and White closed out last season.
While their 5-7 record in 2022 was an eyesore, you have to commend the Aggies on finishing the year with an emphatic upset win over LSU, all while leaning on a handful of true freshmen down the stretch.
The Aggies’ efforts warrant accolades in the eyes of Pro Football Focus, who graded last year’s true freshmen class as the fifth-best in 2022.
While the stats don’t immediately jump off the page, their numbers speak volumes given that many were thrust into SEC action ahead of schedule. Quarterback Conner Weigman embodies that revelation, throwing for 896 yards and eight touchdowns in five starts following a hand injury to Max Johnson that knocked him out for the year.
Based on how Weigman performed after being thrown into the fire it looks like he fits the bill to be the future of the program.
It would be remiss to overlook the contributions from the other true freshmen in College Station last year, including Evan Stewart, who led Texas A&M with 643 receiving yards. Donovan Green caught two touchdowns as the Aggies’ starting tight end, and starting guard Kam Dewberry and edge defender Shemar Stewart both logged snaps as true freshmen.
So when you judge the book by its cover, A&M’s record last year gets nitpicked, and perhaps it’s justified based on preseason expectations. But upon the realization that the Aggies relied on a number of true freshmen, their contributions should be recognized.
That 38-23 upset over the Tigers at Kyle Field could prove to be a sneak peek of this roster’s potential in 2023 and beyond. This true freshmen class managed to weather the storm and ended last season with an emphatic win, so you can only imagine what their ceiling looks like in year two.
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