The Texas A&M football team is going through the typical college football cycle of replacing veteran players who departed with the talented youth on their roster. There are several Aggies who will benefit from this turnover with increased roles on the team in 2014.
The 2013 version of the Aggies lost two of their biggest offensive playmakers in Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans to early entry into the NFL draft. That means the offensive coaches will need to look for new playmakers to put the Aggies on the scoreboard in 2014.
The Aggies defense was very young in 2013 with 15 freshmen or sophomores on the depth chart. The Aggies suffered through a lot of youthful mistakes on 2013 and put one of the worst defenses in the country on the field.
The Aggies' coaches' willingness to look toward the future of the program will pay off in 2014, as they return a number of players who saw a lot of snaps in 2013. There are athletes on the defensive side of the ball who will see their role expanded in 2014.
This is a look at a few of the players on both sides of the ball who will have greater a impact on the field in 2014.