Texas A&M Football: How do the Aggies replace Christian Kirk’s production?

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Camron Buckley

There is a good chance both of these players produce for Texas A&M in 2018, but only one of them will be the “starter” playing out of the slot receiver position. It’s a toss-up right now and who that guy will be is anyone’s guess. Ourlads has Roshauud Paul as the one and Buckley at two, where as Sports Day predicted Buckley would win the job.

Buckley established himself as more of a big-play receiver, averaging 16.6 yards per catch to Paul’s 11.7 on about equal number of receptions (17 for Buckley, 16 for Paul). Buckley also scored three times and Paul didn’t find the end zone. He had long catches of 33, 39, and 70 over the course of the season.

The true sophomore from Cedar Hill, TX came in as the 372nd player nationally and the 55th wide receiver in the 2017 class. He will have plenty of opportunities to shine in 2018.

Roshauud Paul

Paul is another guy from the deep 2017 class of wide receivers the Aggies brought in. The 3-star recruit from Bremond, TX was the 400th ranked player nationally and 58th wide receiver. He got some playing time as a true freshman and had 16 catches for 182 yards.

Paul had a huge game against New Mexico in the blowout, going off for seven catches and 129 yards. He also had a long catch of 44 yards in the game.

He is an interesting player as he played quarterback in high school and led Bremond to three consecutive state 2A titles. He is known for his shiftiness and his small build lends itself more to the slot receiver role. The fact that he played quarterback means he is also cerebral and has a bigger understanding of the game than most.

It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in the position battle before the season starts.