Texas A&M Football: 3 painfully underrated Aggies in 2021

Chase Lane, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Chase Lane, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Chase Lane, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The Texas A&M Football team will enter the 2021 college football season as a team to watch. They’ll likely be considered the second-best SEC team to Alabama until the two teams meet in the middle of the season, but for now, the general outlook is that the Aggies will be among the country’s elite.

With about half of next year’s squad made up of returning starters, A&M will need surprise production from a few players in 2021. Today, I’m going to discuss which Aggie football players are the most underrated.

When I say underrated, the players that I’m choosing will be those who haven’t received much offseason attention heading toward 2021. It’s a pretty objective list, so you’ll see what I’m getting at.

Underrated Texas A&M Football Player No. 1: WR Chase Lane

It seems odd to call the Aggies’ second-leading wide receiver form a year ago “underrated,” but at the end of the day, that’s exactly what he is. Read about Texas A&M’s wide receiving corps anywhere and you’ll see lengthy paragraphs about Ainias Smith, Caleb Chapman, and even Jalen Wydermyer.

Lane, however, stood out as a redshirt freshman last season despite being thrust into a position that he was, in all likelihood, not mentally prepared for. Just a few months prior, he was looking at himself as a guy who would hardly play. But with the opt-out of Jhamon Ausbon and an injury to Caleb Chapman, Lane became one of Jimbo Fisher’s top guys.

Last season, Lane accumulated 29 catches for over 400 yards and a pair of touchdowns. There’s no reason why he can’t build off of that in 2021.