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CFB Player Profile: TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M

TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M

HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL): Dickinson, TX (Dickinson)
247 RATING: .8925
YEAR: Sophomore

Receiving: 32 catches, 447 yards (14.0 ypc), 6 touchdowns

Receiving: 32 catches, 447 yards (14.0 ypc), 6 touchdowns


Jalen Wydermyer Breakdown

Jalen Wydermyer grew up quacking in 2019 as injuries forced him into the starting role earlier than expected. His experience as a freshman gave him valuable reps for the future, and now he knows what to expect for the 2020 season.

Baylor Cupp was supposed to be the starter last year, but he went down with an    injury, thrusting Wydermyer from a complimentary role to a consistent contributor. His big frame helps him bounce off tackles and stay upright, and he’s a smooth   runner in the open field. His ability to run through tackles produces a lot of yards after the catch, which is something this offense will need with wide receivers Quartney Davis and Kendrick Rodgers off to the NFL. Cupp also returns, which could limit Wydermyer’s touches, but will also push him to improve his game.

Another year in the weight room will be the best thing for him. While he’s a big body, his physicality needs work. His blocking results mostly in catching the oncoming rusher, and that doesn’t help anyone. Defenders shed him quickly when trying to stop the run, and even linebackers can run through him if they’re blitzing on a pass play. Kellen Mond needs to rely on his tight end to block just as much as they can catch and run. Getting stronger in the offseason will help Wydermyer’s game more than anything.

Jalen Wydermyer’s still young in his development, but there’s already a ton to like about him. He had the highest yards per catch average of anyone with over 10 catches on the Aggies roster, and also led the team in touchdown receptions. Given the amount of talent Texas A&M had catching passes last season, that’s a big plus.

We know he’s able utilize the physical side of his game, but we need to see it outside of when he has the ball in his hands. For now, the Aggies have a great group of tight ends for the near future, and they add depth this year.

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