Projecting the SEC's top players: Nos. 5-1

LSU running back Leonard Fournette enters the 2016 season as a front-runner to win the Heisman Trophy. Rob Tringali for ESPN

We've come to the end of our countdown of the best 25 players in the SEC for 2016.

Pretty sure you have no clue who Nos. 1 and 2 will be:

5. Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida

If you talk to people in and around Florida's program, you will hear mostly the same story about Tabor: He outplayed All-American and first-round draft pick Vernon Hargreaves III last season. Hargreaves wouldn't even fight you on that. The uber-athletic Tabor has a great knack for finding the ball, as he tied for first in the SEC with 18 passes defended. He added four interceptions and was one of four defensive backs to return two interceptions for touchdowns. The All-SEC member insists he dropped a handful of other interceptions, too.

4. Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

The SEC's top offensive tackle, Robinson has the strength, quickness and agility of a future first-round draft pick. The first-team All-SEC member and former freshman All-American will be the anchor of Alabama's line and will have a mountain of pressure on him with a new quarterback and running back to protect. Last season, Robinson ranked third on the team with 46 knockdown blocks, and played his best ball at the end of the season. Though there were some inconsistencies to start 2015, Robinson's play late in the season should give him nice momentum going into what is essentially an NFL contract year.

3. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

When he's healthy, it's difficult to find a better overall player. Yes, that includes Leonard Fournette. Chubb, who is coming off of a horrific knee injury, has some of the best vision in the nation. He also has a rare combination of strength, speed, and elusiveness that makes him one of the toughest players to stop. Now, whether he will be completely healthy for the season is unknown. In two seasons, Chubb has rushed for 2,294 yards and 21 touchdowns, and has rushed for at least 100 yards in 13 straight games. Chubb's 9.5 yards per carry outside of the tackles in 2015 was the second most in the Power 5.

2. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

If you can find a better pass-rusher in the country, the folks down in College Station would love to get a look at him. Garrett has certainly lived up to his billing as an elite edge rusher and freak athlete with his exceptional speed, athleticism and strength. In two seasons, Garrett has 24 sacks (tied for most nationally in that span) and 33.5 tackles for loss. Despite facing constant double-teams last season, Garrett was able to record 19.5 tackles for loss. Garrett, whose sack goal in 2016 is a modest 20, will likely be a top-five pick in next year's NFL draft.

1. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

Superman would like his cape back, sir. For most of the 2016 season, Fournette was the nation's most dominant player. He began the season rushing for at least 150 yards in the first seven games. He also had three straight 200-yard outings. This fast, agile, punishing back led the FBS in rushing yards per game (162.8) and finished third nationally with 1,953 yards. Fournette set LSU's single-season record for yards and touchdowns (22) last season, but was embarrassingly not named a Heisman finalist. Yeah, that hasn't motivated Fournette or anything in what should be his last season at LSU.