Texas A&M Football: 5 players who could have breakout 2018 seasons

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1. Wide Receiver Jhamon Ausbon

Jhamon Ausbon showed flashes of his abilities towards the end of the 2017 campaign and in the Maroon And White Game. He had seven catches for 105 yards against New Mexico, finished the season with 12 catches, 112 yards and a touchdown in the Belk Bowl loss to Wake Forest, then continued to show off his rapport with Nick Starkel with six catches for 124 yards in the Spring Game.

Ausbon, the No. 10 wide receiver and No. 73 overall player from the 2017 class, has a chance to replace Christian Kirk’s production at the position. He is supremely talented. He split touches with Kirk and Damian Ratley, both of whom are now in the NFL, but will be one of the quarterback’s top targets moving forward.

With 50 catches, 571 yards and three touchdowns as a true freshman, Ausbon proved he has what it takes to compete in the SEC. With more opportunity and an offense that is suited to take advantage of his skill set, he could be in line for a spectacular season. A&M is not known for producing 1000-yard wide receivers, but Ausbon could change that stigma.