It looks like Chris Buckner will also be in the mix and possibly start at cornerback.
"Buckner is also in the hunt at corner," coach DeWayne Walker said via text message on Sunday. "He and Green will battle."
Buckner impressed me last year when he stepped forward and voluntarily moved from wide receiver to defensive back. He wanted to get out on the field and felt like going to the other side of the ball gave him a greater opportunity at playing time.
In the end, it didn't. Chris made just five tackles last season and broke up one pass. Still, the potential is there. Buckner is a good athlete and looks like he could play the position effectively.
Again, Davon House will start on the other side as the team's No. 1 cover man.
The linebacker position looks like an area of concern.
I like Ross Conner as a player. Ross has a high motor and is a local guy. You gotta pull for him.
But, at the same time, he will have big shoes to fill when replacing Nick Paden as the Aggies' middle linebacker.
Jason Scott should be effective once again and has a nose for the ball. Last year he was a good player in Joe Lee Dunn's defense.
But Scott and Conner have the same battle to fight - a lack of size. Both stand at 5-foot-10 and just over 200 pounds. It is an issue.
There is also not a ton of depth at the position. I would expect Justin Alford and Jamar Cotton to see the field as well. After that, the roster has just three other players listed - Boyblue Aoelua, Sam King and Numi Lolohea.
This is a concern for me. This unit will have a lot of fight in it. But how will it stack up against the competition? And what will happen at midseason, when guys get banged up and the lineup becomes shuffled? On paper, it doesn't look good.