Thursday, September 1, 2011

Position-by-position breakdown: secondary

We continue previewing the Aggie football team with a look at the NMSU secondary. Other position links below...

Quaterbacks; Running backs; Wide receivers; Offensive line; Defensive line; linebackers


The Aggies lose their best player from a season ago, as cornerback Davon House was selected in the fourth round by the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Draft.

Jonte Green, the other starting corner from 2010, needs to bounce back from a down junior season. Green has the physical ability to be an elite cornerback in the conference — standing at 6-foot, 184 pounds and a running with a short stride. If he reaches his potential he will be the team’s No. 1 cornerback.

Junior college transfer Jeremy Harris has the ability to cover an opposing receiver and could well start on the other side.

Sophomore Darien Johnson, junior college transfer Jeremy Harris and UCLA transfer Courtney Viney are all expected to push for playing time at corner.

Viney is listed as the Week 1 starter against Ohio University.

The starting safeties are Donyae Coleman — last season’s leading tackler — and Ben Bradley, who missed all of last season with an injured knee.

George Callendar is also expected to get snaps in the defensive backfield.

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