The Texas A&M football team lost 12 starters off of their 2012 team that finished 11-2. If the Aggies want to build on that success in 2013, they will need multiple freshmen to step up and form a nucleus that they can build a team around.
The offense lost three starting receivers and two starters on the offensive line. The offensive line should be solid with the move of Jake Matthews over from right tackle to left tackle, and right guard Cedric Ogbuehi to right tackle.
The Ags should be able to easily score points behind that offensive line and the multi-dimensional talents of sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel. The defense is a different story, where they lost four starters in the front seven and two members of the secondary.
Defensive coordinator Mark Snyder is going to need some freshmen to step in immediately and help solidify the defensive line and linebacker positions.
This is a look at a group of freshmen that the Aggies can build their 2013 squad around.