No. 4: Texas A&M’s wide receivers didn’t suffer losses, but have room for improvement
This is the most intriguing case of all of the position groups on this Texas A&M Football team. The receiving room won’t lose any talent, but there may not have been very much talent there to begin with.
That’s not to say that there aren’t players with pass-catching potential on the Aggies — this position group could have the highest ceiling on the team. They just weren’t productive at all last season. This begs the question: Is returning talent really very valuable if that talent did not produce when given a chance?
Here are the top-performing pass catchers from last season statistically (including TE):
- Ainias Smith: 43 receptions, 564 yards, 6 TD
- Jalen Wydermyer: 46 receptions, 506 yards, 6 TD
- Chase Lane: 29 receptions, 409 yards, 2 TD
Thankfully, the Aggies have a few receivers that have been lying dormant on this team for a few years. One of those receivers goes by the name of Demond Demas. After coming in as arguably the most hyped-up receiver in the history of Texas A&M Football, Demas hardly saw the field in 2020. His athleticism was clear, but he had some off-the-field issues and played in too simple of a system in high school.
It may be a bold prediction to say that he will have a profound impact on this team’s receiving core in 2021. That said, he has now had enough time to settle in and should start getting some meaningful snaps.
Hopefully, he will provide a deep threat that the Aggies didn’t have last year.