8. Tennessee: There's a lack of proven depth, and WR Austin Rogers' season-ending injury hurts.
9. Kentucky:Randall Cobb, who played some quarterback last season, is expected to be a playmaker. Are there any others?
10. Mississippi State:Brandon McRae quietly put together a 51-catch season in '08. This group will be asked to do more in the new offense.
11. Auburn: No returning receiver had more than 24 catches last season, when the Tigers had just seven TD passes.
12. Vanderbilt: TE Brandon Barden likely will lead the Commodores in receiving this season.
1. Georgia: The Bulldogs were hurt by injuries along the line last season. But all those injuries mean this is an experienced and deep group this season.
2. Florida: The Pouncey twins - center Maurkice and guard Mike - help give the Gators a tough, aggressive interior. If sophomore LT Matt Patchan comes through, this could end up being the best line in the league.
3. LSU: Senior T Ciron Black is the standout. Center could be a problem spot.
4. Ole Miss: T Michael Oher is gone, but T John Jerry will receive some national acclaim this season.
5. Alabama: There are three new starters. The Tide will miss T Andre Smith, who may have been their MVP last season. G Mike Johnson has All-America hopes.
6. Tennessee: C Josh McNeil is a good one. But most of the other guys have been rather non-descript during their careers.
7. Arkansas: The return of G Mitch Petrus should help a unit that struggled last season, especially in pass blocking. The Hogs allowed 45 sacks last season.
8. Auburn: T Lee Ziemba has all-league hopes. The linemen have to adjust to some new schemes again; can they handle it?
9. Vanderbilt: All five starters are back, but this unit didn't always provide a lot of push last season.
10. Kentucky: Three starters return, but the line lacked consistency last season.
11. South Carolina: New line coach Eric Wolford, who comes from Illinois, has to improve his unit's run-blocking.
12. Mississippi State: Four starters are back, but how quickly can these guys get comfortable with the new blocking schemes?
1. Florida: The Gators were stout against the run last season and should be better this season because there is more depth at tackle.
2. Ole Miss: E Greg Hardy has 15-sack potential. The tackles are solid and there is good depth.
3. Georgia: The return of T Jeff Owens from injury makes the tackle rotation one of the best in the nation. But who will provide the pass rush?
4. Alabama:Terrence Cody is a massive 365-pound presence in the middle of the line. But can the ends apply pressure off the edge?
5. Auburn: When healthy, E Antonio Coleman is a big-time pass rusher. The tackles are OK.
6. LSU: E Rahim Alem should be among the league leaders in sacks. But it's time for the tackles to start making more plays.
7. Tennessee: T Dan Williams is a good one. The Vols need some ends to emerge.
8. South Carolina: This is a solid unit that needs an end or two to step up.
9. Vanderbilt: All four starters return for an underrated group.
10. Arkansas: The Hogs return all four starters, but they were gashed often by the run last season, a potential fatal flaw in the SEC West.
11. Mississippi State: Only one starter returns. Some newcomers must come through.
12. Kentucky: The loss of E Jeremy Jarmon truly hurts. Now, only one starter is back. And where's the pass rush going to come from?
1. Florida: Senior Brandon Spikes is the standout in a deep, experienced and talented unit. Five linebackers who started at least three games return.