The Texas A&M Football team's 2012 season will not be defined by their starting 22 on offense and defense but by their backups. A&M has the talent to compete with any team in the Southeastern Conference when you look at their starters.
The question at hand is whether or not the Aggies have enough depth to be a factor in the SEC race. In a physical league like the SEC, injuries have to be expected, and teams need to have quality players up and down their depth chart to succeed.
There are some positions like running back where the Aggies have as much depth as any team in the country. Other positions like defensive tackle are so thin that you have to expect issues at the position by the end of the season.
This is a look at a few of the key backups that will have a say in how the Aggies perform in their inaugural season in the SEC.