There are many SEC football players who'll play key roles during their freshman year in 2015, but a few could become immediate-impact stars.
On the offensive side of the ball, teams have several difference-makers coming in at the skill positions and along the offensive front. One team even has a quarterback who could see immediate action.
Florida and Tennessee hope to answer offensive line questions with elite tackles Martez Ivey and Drew Richmond, respectively. Alabama has an incoming receiver in Calvin Ridley who could help ease the sting from losing Amari Cooper.
In a league that consistently has to replace more players taken in the NFL draft than any other conference, it's a conga line of incoming and outgoing talent every year. The NFL stars of tomorrow go out, and the SEC stars of tomorrow shuffle in.
Let's take a look at some of the top candidates to provide instant aid to their respective teams, taking into account their recruiting rankings, their teams' needs and—in the case of the redshirt representatives—the ability they've shown in their time on campus.