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NOT ONLY DOES Nick Saban need to replace five players who were among the top 50 picks in the draft, but he also must find a quarterback from among freshman Blake Barnett, junior Cooper Bateman and sophomore David Cornwell.... Auburn anticipates a return to full health for star junior defensive lineman Carl Lawson, who suffered a right-hip-flexor injury in the 2015 opener. When he does make it back, he'll be pushed by freshman Marlon Davidson, who wowed coaches in camp.... Purdue transfer Danny Etling, a junior QB, stood out at LSU's practices and is expected to challenge incumbent Brandon Harris.... With Laquon Treadwell off to the pros, Ole Miss wide receivers Damore'ea Stringfellow, a junior, and Quincy Adeboyejo, a senior, need to develop quickly to bring out the best in senior quarterback Chad Kelly, who's talented but inconsistent.... Georgia fans may want to see freshman JACOB EASON under center in Week 1, but coach Kirby Smart insists the race will be wide open with senior Greyson Lambert and junior Brice Ramsey. The bigger concern for now is the offensive line, which struggled throughout the spring.

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