The Texas A&M Aggies and coach Jimbo Fisher had an elite two-headed offense last season.
Matching the combined speed, power and versatility of running backs Devon Achane and Isaiah Spiller was a daunting task in arguably the best conference in the nation. Last season, the one-two punch combined for 358 total touches, 2,371 yards from scrimmage and 17 total touchdowns.
But now, with Spiller in the NFL, it’s Achane’s show that will go down this fall, though the Missouri City, TX native could be on his way to the league once he finishes his season. junior at College Station.
Achane already has NFL-ready speed, and Pro Football Focus seems to agree. The site recently published its List of best fits from the 2023 NFL Draft, projecting Achane as an ideal couple in the AFC East with the Miami Dolphins, who desperately need help running.
Here is what PFF had to say:
The NFL’s fastest offense could get even faster if they add Achane. The amount of explosiveness they would have if they recruited Achane would be dizzying. He has top-end running speed and can also play contact, averaging 4.3 yards after contact per attempt.
The Dolphins had one of the league’s worst rushing attacks last season and could use a playmaker like Achane out of the backfield. Miami had the third fewest rushing yards (1,568) and rushing yards per game (92.2).
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Miami would get one of the fastest prospects in the upcoming draft with Achane, who also proved his versatility out of the backfield as a receiver. He was the Aggies’ third-highest receiver last season with 24 catches for 261 yards and a score.
In an offense where the focus will be on star receiver Tyreek Hill, Achane could find his way to the end zone with speed off the occasional delayed handoff or run past a linebacker in man coverage on a wheel road .
He’ll get his first chance to prove why he’s one of the top running back prospects in the nation when the Aggies take on the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Sept. 3 at College Station.
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