The Texas A&M Football team has an elite tight end prospect who may struggle to separate himself
2.) Jalen Wydermyer: My views on Jalen Wydermyer might seem unpopular at first but I think anybody will agree if they look deeper than the surface. I think Wydermyer will have a relatively underwhelming season in 2021. Allow me to explain.
Last year, the big-bodied tight end was Texas A&M’s second-leading wide receiver. He finished the year with a career-high 506 yards along with six touchdown receptions as the cherry on top. The caveat is that he did this for a team that didn’t have a lot of wide receiving talent.
Yes, Ainias Smith and Chase Lane are strong receivers but they were not part of the original plan in 2020-21. The original plan included Jhamon Ausbon, who opted out of the season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond him, Caleb Chapman had separated himself as the team’s number one receiver for a couple of games before going down with a leg injury.
This opened the door for Wydermyer to step up. In 2021, there will be more than a few high-level receivers at this team’s disposal. Pair that with the fact that he’ll have a new quarterback throwing his way and his season could have less growth than anticipated.
Don’t get me wrong — I still think Wydermyer will have a great season, I’m just trying to come up with a reason why he won’t be the best player on this list next season. I’m grasping at straws, really. Wydermyer should be one of the best tight ends in the country.