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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Biggest junior shoes to fill in the SEC East

By Edward Aschoff

All of the underclassmen from the SEC who declared early for the NFL draft (and there were a lot this year) are officially in training mode. They've kissed their schools goodbye and are looking for riches at the next level.

It's a bittersweet feeling for coaches and fans, but in less than a week, they'll usher in the newbies that will be expected to eventually fill the holes left by those underclassmen.

But there are some big shoes to fill this year with all of those early departures.

Not to rub it in, but we thought we'd take a look at 10 juniors SEC teams will find the hardest time replacing in 2013. We're splitting it up by division, so since "E" comes before "W" in the alphabet, we'll start things off in the SEC East (in alphabetical order):