Texas A&M Football: Can wide receivers take the next step in 2021?

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The Texas A&M Football team has quite a few replacements to make on the offensive end. Almost the entire offensive line has departed, meaning that there will be four new faces protecting a new quarterback.

That said, all of the primary ball carriers will be returning in 2021, so the offense may be able to rely on the run game while they play lesser competition in the early days of the coming season.

But one area of the offense that will see zero change is at the wide receiver position, where the Aggies had a relatively quiet season in 2020. It wasn’t a bad year for the wideouts, but they didn’t stand out at all on an offense that could have used a boost.

Can the Texas A&M Football team get more production out of their wide receivers?

As spring practices continue and with the spring game looming, the wide receivers will be one of the position groups on this team that can step up into a leadership role. That said, they’ve got a long way to go.

In the 2019 season, the Aggies accumulated over 3,000 yards through the air. They’d add on 24 touchdown receptions as the cherry on top. But in 2020, they would only manage to accumulate 2,341 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Now, a lot of this can be attributed to a shortened season, but two games likely wouldn’t have made up for around 700 yards of ground. That said, a bulk of the production through the air didn’t actually come from wide receivers in 2020. Here’s how they got their receiving yards.