Texas A&M Football: Caleb Chapman’s status should scare the SEC

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With a roster as stacked as the Texas A&M Football roster, it’s easy to point out players who are underrated or overlooked. That said, there is a single player who may be more overlooked than anybody else on this roster.

Caleb Chapman.

First, let’s take a look at Chapman’s career stats in two seasons with the Texas A&M Football team. Since 2019, here’s what his numbers have looked like.

  • 15 receptions, 203 yards, 3 touchdowns

On the surface, these numbers do not look very good. But what if I told you that Chapman put up a majority of those stats in a single game his sophomore season before dropping to the ground with a knee injury that had already nagged him in his freshman campaign?

He may be injury-prone, but Caleb Chapman is an elite talent when he manages to stay out on the field.

Caleb Chapman could be the Texas A&M Football team’s X-factor in 2021-22

Chapman is one of the most unique players on the team, with a 6-5 frame that doesn’t sacrifice any speed. He’s the prototypical deep threat. We learned this when he caught the game-winning 51-yard touchdown against a top-5 Florida team last year.

Unfortunately, the very same play would see him injure his knee again, something that has been nagging his entire career.

Until now.

For the first time since 2020, Caleb Chapman will be a “full-go” according to Jimbo Fisher. Here’s the full quote from Sam Khan, Senior Writer at The Athletic.

Jimbo Fisher said #TAMU WR Caleb Chapman is in great shape physically and will be “full-go” this fall.

For the Texas A&M Football team, this is huge news. In a 2020 year that saw Chapman injured and an opt-out from Jhamon Ausbon, the team’s leading returning receiver, the Aggies were thin when it came to pass-catchers.

In the upcoming season, Texas A&M will have more talent at the wideout position than they know what to do with. Chapman will join a pass-catching corps that already contains Jalen Wydermyer, Ainias Smith, Chase Lane, and Demond Demas.

Last year, Jimbo Fisher’s team was playing with a handicap, having no prepared talent to step onto the field against tough SEC competition. This coming season, nobody will be able to stop an Aggie team that has a receiving option for every type of defense.

It’s the opposite of their situation last year, with every starting receiver from 2020-21 returning to play. Scary times if you’re anybody but Jimbo Fisher.