Texas A&M Football: 10 best Aggie players entering the 2018 season

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Jhamon Ausbon

If you haven’t put it together by now, most of Texas A&M’s top-end talent will be on the defensive side of the ball this season, but that doesn’t mean they lack offensive firepower. Jhamon Ausbon will be just one of several guys asked to replace the production of Christian Kirk. He might actually be better suited to compete in SEC play than Kirk was.

Kirk was a fantastic player, he wouldn’t have been the 47th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft otherwise, but he was never a true No. 1 receiver in the traditional sense. Ausbon, a 4-star recruit from Houston, TX who attended the IMG Academy, is 6-foot-2 and fits the mold of what you normally ask of your No. 1 receiver.

In limited snaps as a true freshman, Ausbon had 50 catches for 571 yards and three touchdowns. He really came on strong towards the end of the year. 25 of those catches and 308 of those yards came in their last four games, including 12 catches for 112 yards in the Belk Bowl.

Ausbon also had a monster spring game, going off for 124 yards on six catches. He figures to be a major part of the Aggie passing offense in 2018.