Jonathan Allen, Alabama, DL
Of note: Allen, a senior, finished with 12 sacks and had 14 ½ tackles for loss last season.
Derek Barnett, Tennessee, DL
Of note: Barnett, a junior, had 69 tackles, 10 sacks and 12 ½ tackles for loss last season.
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Nick Chubb, Georgia, RB
Of note: Chubb, a junior, rushed for 747 yards on 92 carries and had seven touchdowns despite playing in just six games.
Reuben Foster, Alabama, LB
Of note: Foster, a senior, finished last season with 73 tackles, including eight for loss.
Leonard Fournette, LSU, RB
Of note: Fournette, a junior, finished last season with 1,953 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns – both LSU records.
Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, DL
Of note: Garrett, a junior, had 19 ½ tackles for loss and 12 ½ sacks last season.
Chad Kelly, Mississippi, QB
Of note: Kelly, a senior, passed for 4,042 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 500 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
Carl Lawson, Auburn, DL
Of note: Lawson, a junior, had three tackles for loss and one sack despite playing in just seven games in 2015 after missing the entire 2014 season.
Cam Robinson, Alabama, OL
Of note: Robinson, a junior, was a first-team All-SEC pick by the coaches and media last season.
Jalen Tabor, Florida, DB
Of note: Tabor, a junior, had 40 tackles, including four for loss, and four interceptions, including two he returned for touchdowns, last season.