The term “1-and-done” still has a negative connotation in college sports.

More times than not, it’s used in college basketball. You know the deal. A big-time recruit spends a year in college (per NCAA rules) before leaving for the NBA. Everyone knows Kentucky made it popular early on in the John Calipari era.

But in college football, “1-and-done” is becoming an emerging term. Instead of high school recruits spending a year in school and going to the NFL, 1-and-done refers to a transfer who steps in, balls out for a season and then heads off to the next level.

In 2021, Jameson Williams and Wan’Dale Robinson were ideal 1-and-done guys. Both had historically prolific seasons after transferring from Big Ten schools and now, they’re off to the NFL.

For today’s argument, we’ll limit this group to guys who could follow in their footsteps. That is, players who transferred from another conference into the SEC for the 2022 season (a key caveat) and could easily head off to the NFL at season’s end. That’s not necessarily limited to grad transfers because of the 2021 rule change for 1-time exemption for undergraduates to receive immediate eligibility as first-time transfers (both Williams and Robinson left school with multiple years of eligibility remaining).

Here are the 5 SEC players who could be dominant 1-and-dones in 2022:

Jadon Haselwood, Arkansas WR

No, I don’t assume that anyone will step in and fill the massive hole left by Treylon Burks. He was one of the best players in program history, in my book. The versatility in Kendal Briles’ offense made him a matchup nightmare, so assuming that anyone will be able to match that is unfair.

But can Haselwood at least become an impact player before possibly bouncing to the NFL? Absolutely. That’s not just because he’s a former 5-star recruit. He’s got one of the 10 best returning quarterbacks in the sport in KJ Jefferson. Haselwood is going to get plenty of opportunities in Briles’ offense, which isn’t necessarily pass-heavy, but there are times in which he’ll be trusted to make a play in 1-on-1 coverage on the outside.

Haselwood doesn’t figure to play in the slot nearly as much as Burks did. That’s OK. Reps won’t be lacking, which will be key for someone in need of a fresh start. Perhaps his career would’ve turned out differently had Spencer Rattler worked out at Oklahoma. Whatever the case, an Arkansas receivers room in need of some immediate playmakers to help Jefferson out got that with Haselwood:

Zach Evans, Ole Miss RB

It wasn’t long ago that we were talking about Evans’ wild recruitment. Suspensions, an initial NLI letter to Georgia, a non-signing on National Signing Day, etc. Go figure that one of the schools that was in on Evans at the time, Ole Miss, is where he ended up after 2 years at TCU.

And to be fair, Evans was a revelation before he suffered a turf toe injury that sidelined him for the latter half of 2021. Before that, though, he averaged 130 scrimmage yards in his first 6 games. He caught passes out of the backfield, he showed breakaway speed in the open field and he looked every bit like the former 5-star recruit who set the recruiting world ablaze.

Landing Evans was a huge development for Lane Kiffin, who had 2 backs (Jerrion Ealy and Snoop Conner) declare for the NFL Draft while Henry Parrish transferred to Miami after 2 seasons in Oxford. Evans should have a massive workload in the Ole Miss offense, which returns 4 of 5 starters on the offensive line.

As long as he’s on the field, there’s no reason Evans can’t become a potential All-SEC guy:

O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida OL

Wait … an offensive lineman on this list? Really? Torrence is already getting way-too-early All-American love and with good reason.

On Billy Napier’s squad at Louisiana, Torrence and Louisville’s Caleb Chandler were the only 2 guards with PFF grades of at least 84.0 as both run-blockers and pass-blockers. Let’s take it a step further:

Yep, that’ll play.

With Torrence leading the way, the Ragin’ Cajuns were No. 10 in FBS in rushing touchdowns and they averaged 194 rushing yards per contest. That’s why he was a 2-time All-Sun Belt selection.

For a Florida team who never really had a consistent, dominant offensive line under Dan Mullen, Torrence’s arrival was huge. That’s the type of thing that could help elevate Florida’s floor in Year 1 of the Napier era. Something tells me that Anthony Richardson is going to become Torrence’s biggest fan.

Torrence’s presence in Gainesville as a potential 1-and-done could be similar to Jonathan Greenard’s after he transferred from Louisville to Florida in 2019. Greenard was a first-team All-SEC selection by season’s end. Nobody should be surprised if Torrence follows suit.

Tayvion Robinson, Kentucky WR

It’s about time that I got to Wan’Dale Robinson’s replacement. Fitting that it’s another Robinson (no relation) who transferred from a Power 5 school in hopes of becoming a dominant force in the slot for Liam Coen’s offense.

(It’s going to be super confusing to see Tayvion Robinson out there playing essentially the same position as Wan’Dale Robinson because on top of sharing a last name, they’re also about the same size.)

Of course, Tayvion Robinson won’t get the chance to play in Coen’s offense with him heading back to Los Angeles to be the Rams’ new offensive coordinator. Having said that, there’s still a lot to like with the Virginia Tech transfer in the post-Coen era. Robinson was the Hokies’ leading receiver and left after the coaching change. Like Wan’Dale, Tayvion Robinson can still be plenty effective when he splits out wide even though he’s south of 6 feet.

He has 113 catches and 1,555 career receiving yards at the Power 5 level. Even with adding Javon Baker from Alabama, Robinson is due for a significant uptick in volume because he’s an exceptional route-runner, and he’ll have the benefit of working with Will Levis for an entire offseason.

The new Robinson in town likely isn’t about to break the old Robinson’s single-season records, but he has a path to a 1,000-yard season as a Year 4 starter at the Power 5 level.

Spencer Rattler, South Carolina QB

You knew I was getting there. The 2 most intriguing “what if they unlock all of their potential” guys in the SEC — and perhaps all of college football — are Anthony Richardson and Rattler. The surprising transfer to South Carolina was a monumental addition for Shane Beamer after he exceeded expectations in Year 1. This is a program that has neither an All-SEC quarterback nor even a drafted quarterback as a member of the SEC.

Was Rattler overrated heading into 2021? Sure. We saw him take off down the stretch in 2020, so naturally, we all assumed the former 5-star quarterback would follow in the footsteps of Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and even Heisman runner-up Jalen Hurts. Instead, Rattler forced throws, his mechanics didn’t progress and ultimately, he lost his starting job to Caleb Williams by midseason.

Still, this is someone who was being projected as the future No. 1 overall pick at this time last year. Even if that was ambitious, Rattler has arm talent, mobility and accuracy that are next-level good. He also has a talented group of pass-catchers with Jaheim Bell, Oklahoma teammate Austin Stogner and leading receiver Josh Vann.

South Carolina offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is facing one of the most unique tasks in college football in 2022. Maximizing Rattler’s potential by limiting his mental mistakes won’t be a given. But a humbled Rattler could be a dangerous sight for the rest of the SEC.

And if that’s what awaits the final stretch of his roller-coaster college career, look out.