Who is the SEC’s next great star in the NFL?

Sifting through this season’s statistics and potential next-level impact with a spotlight on individuals from college football’s annual leader in draft picks, here’s 10 players we think could develop into first-year forces in the NFL next season.

Due to fallen stock or injury concerns, you’ll notice several draft-eligible players missing from this list, some all-conference standouts. It’s unfortunate for a playmaker like Todd Gurley whose pro potential took a severe hit with last week’s knee injury.

It’s important to note these players are ranked in no particular order.

Leonard Floyd, Georgia, DE/OLB — This guy has Jadeveon Clowney-like raw talent off the edge, but that’s part of the problem — he’s not polished and needs work from a development standpoint. While the third-year sophomore’s solid in coverage, his primary strength is explosiveness and his prowess in getting to the backfield with a single burst.

Shane Ray, Mizzou, DE/OLB — An elite pass-rusher with a high-end motor, Ray plays the game effortlessly snap to snap and will depart Mizzou as the best player in a recent defensive quartet featuring Michael Sam, Kony Ealy and Markus Golden. He reminds me of Oakland Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack who picked up national buzz very late despite his obvious talents.

Dante Fowler, Florida, DE/OLB — Run-stopper. Sack artist. Florida’s top prospect is exactly what you’re looking for in a disruptive defensive lineman. His blend of strength and quickness should translate well in the NFL.

Bud Dupree, Kentucky, DE/OLB — A faster, more agile version of LSU pass-rushing freak Danielle Hunter, Dupree’s an ideal blitzing linebacker in a 3-4 scheme who has proven ability as a force from a three-point stance at defensive end. A projected combine freak, wait until you see this kid’s leaping ability and natural athleticism.

Amari Cooper, Alabama, WR — He needs no introduction as the game’s most polished receiver, a player with game-breaking ability each time he touches the football. Cooper already flexes elite-level speed and quickness, but hands and durability could be a concern.

Landon Collins, Alabama, S — No player in the SEC has improved his game from 2013 to now like Collins, the top-rated defensive back in a ultra-talented West. He’s a ballhawk and top-level tackler. The hard-hitting safety spot is where guys like Texas A&M’s Deshazor Everett and Mississippi’s Cody Prewitt will have to play in the NFL because they don’t have the speed to flourish as an every-down corner. Collins has the ability to play either, but he’s a natural safety.

Jalen Collins, LSU, CB — Watch the Alabama tape and Collins’ expert work on Amari Cooper and you’ll see why the NFL’s salivating over his coverage skills. After suffering some decline as a sophomore, Collins has blossomed into one of the leaders of the SEC’s stingiest secondary and is rarely beaten.

Mike Davis, South Carolina, RB — This 5-foot-9, 230-pound tank is workhorse capable and has shown an ability as a receiving threat with soft hands during a stellar three-year career with the Gamecocks. Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon has rushed for more yards during his career, but Davis could be the SEC’s first running back off the board following Gurley’s injury.

Benardick McKinney, Mississippi State, LB — The top inside linebacker prospect in the SEC and arguably college football, McKinney has an expansive skill set at the position and moves around well with his slender, 6-foot-5, 250-pound frame. He’s a projected first-round selection by most draft analysts.

Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M — Though this season hasn’t been All-SEC caliber, Ogbuehi’s still projected to hear his name called in the first 10 picks, a potential cornerstone tackle with a struggling franchise.