Now that the early NFL draft deadline has come and gone, we’ve taken a look at the best returning SEC players at every position.

Below you’ll find the No. 1 returnee at each position as well as a link to our top 10.


Quarterback: Chad Kelly, Ole Miss
Running back: Leonard Fournette, LSU
Receiver: Calvin Ridley, Alabama
Tight end: Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas
Offensive tackle: Cam Robinson, Alabama
Guard/center: Braden Smith, Auburn


Defensive end: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
Defensive tackle: Devon Godchaux, LSU
Linebacker: Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
Cornerback: Jalen Tabor, Florida
Safety: Eddie Jackson, Alabama