One thing that was a fixture in the Aggie offense the last 2 1/2 seasons has been the tight end in the passing game.
Nick Cleaver was a reliable target for Chase Holbrook, since Hal Mumme moved him from safety to TE in Cleaver's sophomore season. He is now gone though and the team could possibly see a reduced role from that position this year.
Actually, I think it's a certainty that this spot will see decreased significance on the field. NMSU is loaded at wide receiver and, while I like prospects Ryan Franzoy and Kyle Nelson, they're still a ways away from being effective fulltime on the field.
Cleaver was a good player there for the Aggies. His departure leaves a void, one that will be filled by one of the team's speedy receivers. Still, it will be a different look for a team that has grown accustomed to having a reliable tight end running routes underneath. I'm sure the talent out wide will make up for his loss, however.