Texas A&M Football: 3 reasons to get excited after watching Week 1 win

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Reason No. 2: The Texas A&M Football team has an unfair amount of depth at the wide receiver spot

This slide won’t surprise you in any way, even if you didn’t watch Saturday night’s game. In short, the Texas A&M Football team has more depth than we could have ever expected.

When I say depth, I’m not referring to the guys listed as 5th, 6th, and 6th-string on the depth chart. I’m referring to the fact that any one of Texas A&M’s top five pass-catchers could be the team’s number one guy.

In fact, from a statistical standpoint, this team spread the wealth through the air exactly as expected. The only thing that was lacking was touchdowns, which weren’t really necessary when the run game was working so well.

On the night, Ainias Smith led the unit, reeling in 100 yards and the team’s two touchdowns through the air. Under him, you had Caleb Chapman, who had a great game returning from injury with four receptions and 91 receiving yards. Below Chapman, you’ll see Chase Lane and Jalen Wydermyer, both of whom had at least 36 yards and three catches.

It wasn’t the most explosive passing night, but who can complain about Haynes King throwing for 292 yards?

The receivers made King’s job relatively easy and it seemed like he was comfortable passing to any of these guys. There were a couple of early miscommunications which led to Haynes King’s three interceptions, but those are kinks that will be worked out by the time we get deeper into the season.

The best part? There are still more than a handful of players waiting to get their shot on the bench. We only got a small sample size.