The Bulldogs may have hit 10 wins in 2014, but the talent on board made it feel like Georgia could have reached much higher. Heading into 2015, much of that talent will be somewhere other than on the field in Athens.

Of course, uber-talented running back Todd Gurley has moved onto the NFL. Linebackers Amarlo Herrera and Ramik Wilson could well follow him there after graduating, and the same goes for receiver Chris Conley. Quarterback Hutson Mason is gone after his one year at the helm, as is offensive line anchor David Andrews.

Who will be back to anchor another talented Georgia team in 2015? SDS takes a look at the Bulldogs’ top five returning players.

5. WR Isaiah McKenzie — As a freshman, McKenzie was lightning in a bottle any time he touched the ball. Of course, he barely got the ball on offense, with just 13 combined carries and catches, but he averaged more than 11 yards per touch. Where McKenzie really shined was on special teams; he averaged 28 yards per kick return, 12 yards per punt return and totaled three return touchdowns. With Georgia’s top two receivers graduating, McKenzie will almost certainly take on a larger role in the offense.

4. LB Leonard Floyd — One of the SEC’s most imposing pass rushers, Floyd eschewed a chance at the NFL to return for his junior season. Floyd led the Dawgs in sacks in 2014, and paired with the next name on this list, rising star Lorenzo Carter and a reloaded defensive line he’ll be expected to up his sack total in 2015. Floyd also has a reputation as one of the team’s emotional leaders, something that’ll be needed with Herrera and Wilson gone.

3. LB Jordan Jenkins — Jenkins pairs with Floyd to form the core of what will be one of the SEC’s better linebacking corps in 2015. He finished third on the team in tackles in 2014, behind Herrera and Wilson, and wreaked havoc in the backfield with 9.5 tackles for loss and a team-high 21 quarterback hurries. Jenkins too decided against leaving school early, and he’ll be the at the forefront of what should be a strong defense come fall.

2. LT John Theus — Massive and nimble, Theus could well be one of the best offensive linemen in the country in 2014. Theus came into his own during his junior year, starting every game at left tackle. His presence will be vital for first-year signal caller Brice Ramsey, the presumed starter at quarterback. Having Theus, along with sixth-year right tackle Kolton Houston, provides stability along the offensive lin.

1. RB Nick Chubb — Is there any question here? Chubb was the second-most valuable player in the SEC in 2014, behind only Alabama receiver Amari Cooper. Despite not taking over as the starter until Gurley’s suspension, Chubb still managed to come within 60 yards of being the conference’s leading rusher, and he did it on an absurd 7.1 yards per carry. With 80 percent of the offensive line back, new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s run-first tendencies and the offense solidly in his hands, Chubb should be in the Heisman conversation all season.