Texas A&M Football: 4 Aggies facing make-or-break seasons in 2022

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Pick Analysis. TE. Redshirt Sophomore. Blake Smith. Scouting Report. 4. player. 873

When Jalen Wydermyer left for the NFL this year, the Aggies lost their top target for their quarterbacks. Smith, who comes in at 6’4 and 250 pounds, has the talent to fill that hole left by Wydermyer. However, Smith does have competition for snaps at tight end in Max Wright, who did have his name called at times, but was used more as a blocking tight end. If Smith can establish himself as the pass-catching tight end, he will gain the upper hand fairly quickly over Wright.

Smith is the better pass catcher in this group so he should be able to be their main target at tight end. With Wright being his biggest competition, he still has to beat out freshman four-star Jake Johnson as well. Assuming he beats out Johnson and Wright for the bulk of the snaps and can avoid injuries like the groin that took him out all last season, then Smith should have a good season for the Aggies in 2022.

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