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Jordan Pugh analyzes the 2020 Texas A&M wide receivers room

May 27, 2020

Key notes from Jordan Pugh interview

  • I’m back in the office now and getting some things ready to open back up next week. The biggest thing for me is preparing to get on the other side of this thing. It feels almost like a training camp where you’ve been practicing and practicing. Now, we’re looking ready to play. We’re almost through this, and I’m looking forward to getting back with clients and all of that.
  • A&Ms wideout group is interesting. Other than the two mainstays in Jhamon Ausbon and Camron Buckley coming back, there are a lot of question marks. You’ve got guys who played at the highest level, but you’ve also lost a lot with Rogers and Davis leaving early. You’ve got some young guys with an extreme amount of talent coming in. This is a group that could go one of two ways. They’ll either take off and be a mainstay in this offense, or it could take time for them to get it going. It will be interesting. As far as talent and ability, this is a top-level group.
  • I’m excited about the young guys coming in. It’s going to take some time to get them to come together and get them up to speed. With a short amount of time before training camp, it’ll be interesting to see what that looks like.
  • Can they lose two guys to early entry and be better? Yes, but we will see. You have to have that quarterback and that chemistry to get this rolling. Without being there in the spring, Kellen Mond is going to have to rely on Ausbon and Buckley early. After that, and with the young guys, we will have to see who he clicks with right away. They have to be on the same page to get the job done.
  • Ausbon is the receiver that can run the entire route tree. When he runs that slant, that is a harder route to run than you think, but he’s a big, physical guy. He can do it with speed. The synergy and chemistry he has with Kellen, along with the ability and football instinct, that’s huge. He’s not much of a deep threat, but he’s accountable and can do anything in this offense. That makes him dangerous.
  • I love Cam Buckley. Sticking around shows his fortitude. He understands the fit at A&M is perfect for him. When you talk about a guy who can put it all together and be dangerous on the field, that’s Buckley. He can run those eight- to ten- to 12-yard routes. That’s difficult to do. With this time and the whole COVID-19 deal, they’re going to have to lean on him a lot. The ability is there, and knowing that his opportunity is here might free him up. I think we will see a big-play Buckley this year.
  • With Devin Price, he’s the sleeper of the group. I’ve seen him up close and personal through the 7-on-7 circuit. Everything I’ve seen has translated. Big body, physical, can go get the football. He can get it done.
  • Demond Demas is incredible. His catch-radius is stupid. He has first-round potential. I love everything he brings to the table.
  • I know Moose Muhammad’s dad. He’s a well-polished kid who understands defenses. He gets that from his dad. I think Jimbo will fall in love with this kid because he’s smart.
  • Jalen Preston’s high school tape was explosive. Can he come in and really latch on this year?
  • Seeing how Dylan Wright adapts to the offense and Kellen is going to be important.
  • One guy we need to pay attention to is Hezekiah Jones. We don’t know what he’s going to be just yet. If he can find a role, he could be very special. He could elevate this offense if they put him in the right role.
  • Kam Brown was my favorite coming out last year because of the way he ran routes. His route running ability is phenomenal.
  • The talent level in the room is amazing. The problem with not having spring ball is not knowing how you’re going to utilize all of this talent. That’s where Jimbo will come in. I do not doubt that he’ll find the right fit. After that, creating chemistry with Kellen is most important.
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Jordan Pugh analyzes the 2020 Texas A&M wide receivers room

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How long does it typically take an experienced SEC QB to get on the same page as a true or RS fish WR?
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The cream is going to rise to the top with this bunch. So many athletes on this squad.
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