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Mike Evans vs. OU
The Aggies lost 147 receptions, 2,002 yards and 18 touchdowns from the 2012 receiving corps. Ryan Swope left A&M as the all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards for A&M.
Swope had 72 catches for 913 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012. He set the tone for the Aggies with his toughness and clutch play in 2012.
The good news for Aggie fans is that Mike Evans returns. The rising sophomore burst onto the college scene as a redshirt freshman with 82 receptions for 1,105 yards and five touchdowns. He was Johnny Manziel's favorite receiver in 2012.
Evans should improve in 2013 as he continues to adjust to the receiver position. He was a FBS basketball recruit who decided to play football as a senior in high school because he was receiving enough interest from name schools in basketball.
He is still raw but is already one of the most physically dominating receivers in the country. Evans uses his 6'5", 218-lb frame to overpower defensive backs. He is a Sunday player whom the Aggies should have on campus for at least another two seasons.
Malcome Kennedy is a rising junior who will be a starter at one of the slot positions when spring practice begins. Kennedy had 19 receptions for 265 yards and two touchdowns in 2012. He should triple those numbers in 2013.
Derel Walker was a junior college recruit who was brought in as an insurance policy in case Swope left early for the NFL draft in 2012. He had eight receptions for 85 yards in 2012. Walker will get a look at the slot and outside receiver positions this spring.
JaQuay Williams will open the spring as the starter at the outside receiver opposite from Evans. Williams is 6'3", 205 lbs and, along with Evans, will cause a huge size mismatch with every secondary the Ags face in 2013.
Sabian Holmes will enter the spring as the starter at the slot position opposite Kennedy. He impressed the players and coaches during the summer workouts but struggled with his hand during the 2012 season. He should make an impact as a sophomore.