There might not be a No. 1 overall NFL draft pick among this year's SEC starters, but it's an impressive collection of guys who can give defenses fits in a number of ways.
Unlike the 2010 defending national champions, this season's Alabama team is not ready to rest on its laurels.
Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain, the centerpiece of the Crimson Tide's national championship defense, announced Monday that he was skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
The SEC features the Big Two at QB and then everybody else. At least eight new full-time starters will have to prove themselves in 2009.
Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith made it official Saturday when he announced through a Montgomery, Ala., law firm that he was leaving school early to enter the NFL draft.
The SEC is always loaded with talented players, but the real star power in 2007 might be on the sidelines.