As spring practice gets underway, keep an eye on these 10 players in the SEC.
March 09, 2017
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Derrius Guice, LSU RB
What aren't LSU fans more concerned about losing Leonard Fournette? Because Guice is back after rushing for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns. Not a bad replacement plan.
2 of 10Kevin D. Liles
Jalen Hurts, Alabama QB
He fell short of delivering a national title, but Hurts still showed plenty of promise as a true freshman, passing for 2,780 yards, rushing for 954 yards and scoring 36 total touchdowns.
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Frank Ragnow, Arkansas C
The top center in the country last season, according to Pro Football Focus, Ragnow passed on the NFL draft for another season anchoring the Razorbacks' line.
4 of 10David E. Klutho
Nick Chubb, Georgia RB
Chubb also passed on the NFL draft, and while his yards per carry dipped in 2016, he can still go up against any running back in the country when he's healthy.
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Christian Kirk, Texas A&M WR
Kirk causes nightmares for opponents with the many ways he can beat them—catching passes, taking handoffs or returning punts and kicks.
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Kamryn Pettway, Auburn RB
Pettway opted for another season on the Plains after rushing for 1,224 yards with seven touchdowns last season.
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Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State QB
Stepping into the big shoes of Dak Prescott, Fitzgerald came through and proved to be arguably the SEC's top dual-threat quarterback. He passed for 2,423 yards and rushed for 1,375 more while scoring 37 total touchdowns.
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Jordan Jones, Kentucky LB
Jones shines as a sophomore, leading the Wildcats with 109 tackles and 15.5 tackles for loss.
9 of 10Greg Nelson
Jarrett Stidham, Auburn QB
The new guy in the conference, Stidham should step into a starting role right away after transferring from Baylor.
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Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama DB
Fitzpatrick returns as the clear top piece on the Crimson Tide's defense after intercepting six passes and making five tackles for loss in 2016.
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