Texas A&M Football Overlooked Players in 2021, No. 4: WR Chase Lane
If you’re looking at this list of players as a whole, Chase Lane being overlooked may make the most sense. The Texas A&M Football team’s wide receiver room is crowded, especially considering the unusual circumstances that sent a few players into the spotlight early in the 2020 season.
One of those players was Chase Lane, who likely wasn’t expecting to play as much as he did last season.
The primary reason why he was thrown into the spotlight so early was due to the opt-out of Jhamon Ausbon, who was recently waived by the Philadelphia Eagles. Ausbon was the Aggies’ leading returning receiver and elected not to play in the 2020-21 season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Not to worry though, as Texas A&M had a secret weapon behind him in Caleb Chapman.
Well, they did for a couple of games at least. Chapman would hit the deck with a leg injury that knocked him out of the entirety of the past season, sending Lane into a starting role. Lane would thrive, pulling in 409 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Now, Lane is A&M’s second-leading receiver and there is more than a handful of talent around him at the receiver position.
Right now, it’s really unclear what his role will be looking forward. Still, the primary hype has surrounded the likes of Jalen Wydermyer, Ainias Smith, and Caleb Chapman. Heck, even Demond Demas has received quite a bit of love. Lane, meanwhile, is still in the shadows ready to have another productive season.