Texas A&M Football Week 2 Star No. 2: TE Jalen Wydermyer
When it comes to players who didn’t reach expectations in Week 1, Jalen Wydermyer’s name has to be at the top of the list. He didn’t play a poor game, he just wasn’t targeted frequently and, as a result, his final stats were unimpressive.
Wydermyer finished his Week 1 performance against Kent State with just four receptions, resulting in 36 receiving yards.
Again, these numbers aren’t necessarily bad — we just expected much more out of a tight end who is projected to go in the first round of next year’s NFL Draft. That said, with a new quarterback under center, it’s hard to feel like this will be a continuing trend.
This is also complicated by the fact that Kent State actually has a solid pass defense. Last season, they forced more interceptions than they allowed touchdowns, which was reflected again in their first game this season when Haynes King threw two touchdown passes and three interceptions. Next week, the Aggies should have an easier time throwing the football.
In turn, this will lead to more action from Jalen Wydermyer, the Aggies’ star tight end.