The SEC should place a number of high-profile defensive backs in the 2015 NFL draft, including three players who earned first- or second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press.

Several programs will need to sort through available options to replace premier starters at cornerback or safety in ’15. In many cases, that involves shuffling the returning starters to some different roles and positions.

Here are the SEC’s biggest losses at defensive back and each team’s likely replacement options this fall.

Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

Tony Conner, Trae Elston and Mike Hilton help the Rebels retain three of the five starters that provided the not-so-secret sauce for last year’s Landshark defense.

Golson and Prewitt are big losses. They combined for 13 interceptions and 10 pass breakups, and Prewitt finished fifth on the team in tackles. But they aren’t irreplaceable talents.

Ole Miss is doing a lot of shuffling during spring practice to ensure it gets the best five players on the field. Mike Hilton, who has bounced around the secondary during his college career, will move from cornerback to rover safety, which the Rebels use to emphasize pass coverage and open-field tackling. Elston is moving from that rover position to free safety, inheriting Prewitt’s former role, which means he’ll play closer to the line of scrimmage and help out more in the run game.

Conner is expected to stay put as the team’s nickelback, leaving both starting cornerback positions vacant. Tee Shepard, a junior college transfer who missed last season due to a toe injury, and touted JUCO transfer Tony Bridges are strong bets to win those jobs, with former four-star corner Kendarius Webster also competing.

This group should get a ton of help from the defensive line and there’s talent here. The big question is whether that talent can replicate the playmaking ability of Golson and Prewitt.

Landon Collins, Alabama

The Crimson Tide lost its three top safeties, including Nick Perry and Jarrick Williams. Collins represents the biggest blow, an All-SEC and unanimous All-American selection.

The strength of the Alabama secondary may shift to cornerback by the end of the 2015 season, with four five-star players arriving at the position since the beginning of 2014 in addition to upcoming senior Cyrus Jones.

Geno Smith, a bit player the last couple seasons in the secondary, is expected to start spring practice at one of the safety spots. Laurence “Hootie” Jones, a four-star member of the ’14 class, should have a strong chance to lock down a position at safety as well. Deionte Thompson and Ronnie Harrison are four-star early enrollees, but Jones has been groomed as the next man up after Collins’ departure.

Braylon Webb, Missouri

Three-year starter Ian Simon may technically inherit Webb’s role as quarterback of the secondary, becoming responsible for a larger square-foot area with umbrella pass coverage. But the perception is that Simon isn’t as sharp as Webb was entering last season, and developing as a leader and as someone who can direct others on the defense is his biggest task this offseason.

Missouri has options at the other safety position, but 6-foot-1 senior Cortland Browning could get the first chance, assuming he’s recovered from a foot injury that may or may not affect his spring practice. At some point, this year or next, expect rising sophomore Anthony Sherrils to become a key member of the defensive backs. Sherrils is fast, but also hits hard and without a conscience.

Junior Chaston Ward, Shaun Rupert and Tavon Ross should compete to add depth to the positon.

Damian Swann, Georgia

Jeremy Pruitt’s defensive backs are required to be versatile, many of them transitioning fluidly between corner, safety and “Star.” Dominick Sanders, a three-star member of the 2014 recruiting class, fits the mold well.

At 6-foot and 187 pounds, Sanders made 34 tackles, intercepted three passes and recovered a fumble last season as the only member of the UGA secondary to start every game. He said he viewed last year’s senior leader Damian Swann as a big brother, and learned all he could from the four-year starter. He should be the leader of a young, inexperienced and talented secondary.

Jonathon Mincy, Auburn

Jonathan Jones should have one corner spot locked down after intercepting six passes and playing relatively well for Auburn’s vulnerable secondary in 2014, but the Tigers have some major questions at the other cornerback spot.

T.J. Davis and Stephen Roberts, little-used backups early in their careers, have an opportunity to grow into a starting job. Josh Holsey and Johnathan Ford, the returning starters at safety, are capable of playing corner if necessary or if it helps Will Muschamp get his best four defensive backs on the field, but that seems like the Tigers aren’t considering that option at this point. Other names who could at least compete for playing time at cornerback include Joshua Holsey and Nick Ruffin.

The Tigers could be much better on defense in ’15, adding (or re-adding) Carl Lawson and Byron Cowart up front and returning a solid linebacker tandem. But Muschamp needs to make sure he finds the right defensive backs this spring, and the second corner spot is the focal point of that decision.

Jalen Collins, LSU

Ed Paris, who played primarily on special teams as a freshman, worked with the first team at cornerback Saturday when the Tigers started spring practice. Kevin Toliver III, a five-star early enrollee, and Dwayne Thomas, an upcoming junior coming off a knee injury, should compete to start at the position opposite Tre’Davious White.

“[Paris] played a lot of snaps today, but I think there’ll be a bunch of guys that you look at there,” Miles said after practice, according to ESPN. “Certainly Kevin Toliver’s a very talented guy that you have to develop, look at, kind of make a decision on as you go.”

The Tigers could have the best secondary in the SEC, but the team needs to decide on a second starting cornerback. It would’ve been nice to see Collins stay for one more season, but he has a chance to become a high-round draft choice.