Missouri is the incumbent SEC sacks leader (44), but a loss of talent on the Tigers’ front seven has opened up the conference to a new crop of underclassmen that will look to impose their will on opposing offenses during the 2015 season.

Here’s a look at some of the top pass rushes in the SEC:

Georgia: OLB Lorenzo Carter, OLB Leonard Floyd and OLB Jordan Jenkins

Lorenzo Carter, Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins are going to get their share of quarterback sacks this year for Georgia — probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 to 25 takedowns. And that’s just the Bulldogs’ outside linebackers.

Throw in freshman Trenton Thompson, the 2014 USA Today All-USA Defensive Player of the Year, at defensive end and the Bulldogs have the makings of the best collection of pass rushers in the SEC.

Georgia returns six of the dozen players to register a sack last season, a sextet that combined for 17.5 sacks. And so what if 15.5 of those sacks belonged to Carter (4.5), Floyd (6.0) and Jenkins (5.0)? Ray Drew and Mike Thornton are gone to graduation, but veterans Sterling Bailey, Josh Dawson and John Atkins return to what has potential to be a deep defensive line.

Alabama: DE Jonathan Allen, LB Reggie Ragland, DT A’Shawn Robinson and DL Jarran Reed

Try this stat on for size: of the 14 players to register a sack for Alabama last season, all but Xzavier Dickson return to the Crimson Tide defense in 2015. And that group doesn’t include A’Shawn Robinson who terrorized opponents to the tune of 6.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 quarterback hurries, along with a forced fumble and a blocked kick.

You can call it loyalty. Or depth. Opposing offenses refer to is as pure hell. Some argue that this could be the best front seven in Nick Saban’s arsenal since he inherited the Crimson Tide in 2007.

Texas A&M: DE Myles Garrett, DE Daeshon Hall, DT Julien Obioha and DT Daylon Mack

If Myles Garrett can improve upon his freshman campaign, SEC West quarterbacks are going to dread playing Texas A&M. Garrett broke Jadeveon Clowney’s SEC freshman record for sacks, dropping 11.5 signal-callers to go along with 14.0 TFL and 9 quarterback hurries. Garrett’s inclusion alone is enough to land the Aggies on this list, but luckily for defensive coordinator John Chavis, he has a talented unit surrounding his sophomore phenom. Chavis’ defensive line balances nicely with veteran senior Alonzo Williams (4.5 sacks, 4.0 QBH), junior Daeshon Hall (4.5 sacks, 5 QBH) and true freshman Daylon Mack, a 6-foot-1, 335-pound five-star homegrown recruit. Plus, Chavis has shifted Obioha inside, giving him the more lithe defensive tackle that he covets.

Tennessee: DE Derek Barnett, DL/LB Curt Maggitt and LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin

The brutish prowess of Curt Maggitt and Derek Barnett is no secret. The duo combined for 21.0 sacks in 2014, third-best among teammate tandems in the nation. On top of that, they combined for 120 tackles and 35.5 tackles-for-loss.

The scary part is they have veteran and young help at linebacker and on the defensive line. Tackling machine Jalen Reeves-Maybin returns in the WILL slot after a 101-tackle, 11.0 TFL and 2.0-sack sophomore season. Tennessee also added Kahlil McKenzie, a 6-foot-3, 344-pound freshman, who was a five-star recruit and the No. 1 defensive tackle out of California in the 2015 class, according to Scout.

Ole Miss: DE Marquis Haynes, DT Robert Nkemdiche and MLB C.J. Johnson

Marquis Haynes steps into a full-time starter role as a sophomore, a chilling prospect when you consider the defensive end set the Ole Miss freshman record last season with 7.5 sacks, which he complimented nicely with 31 tackles and 9 TFL. Lining up next to him is junior Robert Nkemdiche, who should benefit greatly from the emergence of Haynes. The former No. 1 recruit in the nation, Nkemdiche has registered just 3 career sacks, thanks to a barrage of stunts and double-teams. If opponents figure out a way to stop Haynes and Nkemdiche (few, if any, will), they’ll have to contend with MLB C.J. Johnson. The senior team captain was second on the Rebels in 2014 with 4.0 sacks and 8.0 TFL. Throw in DL Fadol Brown (5.5 TFL, 5 quarterback hurries) and Hugh Freeze has a defensive charge to rival any in the SEC.