2. Damion Ratley has finally arrived
Ratlely spent his first several years in College Station buried behind guys like Josh Reynolds, Speedy Noil and Ricky Seals-Jones on the depth chart. Yet, it would be naive to say that Ratley never had his chances. He earned extended looks during preseason practices every year, but when the lights came on Ratley could not produce in the games at the level he produced at in practice.
That kept Ratley in a reserve role for nearly the entirety of this Aggie career. That is, until this year. Ratley was the lone senior in among an extremely talented, but young group of receivers. It took him a few tries, but Ratley hasn’t given away his spot in the starting lineup this season.
On the season Ratley has just 25 receptions, but he’s made them count. He’s racked up 558 yards. That’s an astounding 22.3 yards per reception. And many of the balls he has caught have been huge for the Aggies.
Ratley has caught all five of his touchdowns this season in the last three weeks. He’s become the down field threat that the Aggies need him to be and his once-slippery fingers have become some of the most reliable on the team.