After the SEC ushered out one of the most decorated classes ever, it's time for new starters to emerge as the next wave of superstars.
Opportunities abound for elite underclassmen everywhere.
With many of its top-tier quarterbacks gone to the NFL, the SEC could be run-heavy, so three running backs pepper this list. The list also includes a couple of signal-callers who could help restore the star power lost when Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, AJ McCarron and Zach Mettenberger departed.
Several defenders are primed to stand out, and even a couple of freshmen have enough buzz surrounding them to warrant inclusion.
Players had to start fewer than half of their team's games a season ago to be considered for this list. They also have had previous college success, possess can't-miss talent or have a combination of both.
Let's take a look at a dozen new starters who are going to have an immediate impact in 2014.