There may not be a more disrespected player on the Aggies than Ausbon, and frankly it’s not that close.
Ausbon finished tied for eighth in the SEC in receptions as a true freshman. Only three receivers who return to their teams had more catches than Ausbon in 2017.
Jerry Jeudy made the media’s third team All-SEC despite only having 14 catches for 264 yards and two touchdowns as a true freshman. That catch number was tied with three other receivers for third most on his team. Even with a clear opportunity to be the No. 2 receiver, Jeudy did not deliver.
Jeudy was the No. 21 overall player in the 2017 class, so he absolutely deserves some hype, but Ausbon is no slouch. He was the No. 73 overall player in that same class. However, hype is one thing. Production on the field is quite another. Ausbon proved, as the Aggies’ third option, he can be a reliable receiver. He had more than three times as many catches and more than twice as many yards as Jeudy.
And that is just the disrespect from the media. Ausbon, who enters 2018 as the clear No. 1 receiver for the Ags, was not put on the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list. The best he got was being placed on the fourth team by Athlon.
He is one of the most disrespected players in the country. Hopefully that puts a chip on his shoulder and he goes on a mission to destroy all defensive backs in his path this season.