If you’re an NFL fan, you will rarely go a day without hearing about a former Texas A&M Football player succeeding on the biggest stage. Say what you want about this TAMU Football program — the success that their players find at the next level is unmatched by almost any other school.
A player that emulates this success better than anybody offensively is Mike Evans, a former Aggie wide receiver who has become one of the best at his position in the National Football League.
Evans only played a pair of seasons in College Station, dropping impressive numbers in both years. In those two seasons, he accumulated 2,499 yards, 12 touchdowns, and over 16 yards per catch. even more impressively, he averaged yards per catch was over 20 in his final season with the Aggies.
Evans was as dominant as receivers can be and formed one of the deadliest duos in college football with Johnny Manziel tossing him passes.
Current Texas A&M Football player Demond Demas could be even better than Mike Evans
I’m not out to disrespect Mike Evans, but when you look at one of Texas A&M’s wide receivers, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that he has a higher ceiling than the former Aggie. That wideout with limitless potential goes by the name of Demond Demas.
Even though he has been rostered for over a full season in College Station, we haven’t gotten much of a look at Demas. The 6-3 former 5-star wide outplayed in an oversimplified system in high school, causing him to have a longer adjustment period than most college football players.
Even so, he was one of the most sought-after players in his class, with 59 scholarship offers to play college football. Think about that.
According to Jimbo Fisher, Demas has found a way to stand out in spring drills despite his lack of playing time in regular-season games. Heck, just about everything he has done has been extremely impressive, even if it has nothing to do with football. Look at this backflip.
Right now, it’s unclear whether or not Demas will get immediate playing time in the 2021-22 season. Regardless, it’s hard to see a world where Jimbo Fisher doesn’t capitalize on a player like Demas. His athleticism is generational.
It’s hard to compare Demas’s high school measurables to Evans’ NFL combine numbers but the young wideout looks like he could be faster, stronger, and a higher jumper than his predecessor.
Thus far, we’ve seen Demas in the slot, but if he can slide out near the sideline, he could become one of the deadliest wide receivers in the conference. As fans, we can only wait to find out how they’ll use him.
If used properly, Demas has all of the physical tools to not only match Evans’ production but exceed it. A large part of this rests on the shoulders of two inexperienced quarterback options in Haynes King and Zach Calzada. That said, if Demas has finally warmed up to the Aggies’ complex system, he would help his first-year quarterback in a huge way.
In a crowded roster and a unique COVID season, Demas may have been forgotten about. That said, this is a player that will find success — it’s only a matter of time.