Texas A&M Football: 3 early bold predictions for the 2021 season

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With spring football in the rear-view mirror, the Texas A&M Football season is at the forefront of everybody’s mind. The next time we see the Aggies suit up for a football game, it’ll be the team’s September 4th contest against Kent State.

That game will kick off a season that has the potential to be Texas A&M’s best year in school history. Rather than playing second-fiddle to Alabama, they’ll look to strike in a year that the Crimson Tide will be replacing a lot of talent.

That said, there will be plenty of things that we’ll be learning about this team in a few months, so for now, here are a few bold predictions for the 2021 season.

Texas A&M Football TE Jalen Wydermyer will lead the team in receiving yards

Jimbo Fisher‘s 2021 squad will have talent all over the field, but one area that they might struggle to find production from is the wide receiver spot. The top returning guy is Ainias Smith, who has flip-flopped between runningback and wideout for the past couple of seasons.

Beyond Smith, nobody on this team accumulated over 500 receiving yards last season. Well, there is one player, but he’s not a receiver.

Jalen Wydermyer, the Aggies’ tight end, was this team’s second option as a pass-catcher. With his size, athleticism, and intelligence, he’s virtually unguardable at the college level. Right now, he’s considered a first-round talent for the 2022 NFL Draft and he should show out on the field this coming season.

Expect Wydermyer to have a huge year. He’ll be looking to boost his draft stock, so the big-bodied tight end will be playing with an extra chip on his shoulder. Don’t be surprised if he steps up as the team’s leading receiver in 2021.