SEC Football: Ranking the Top 10 Running Backs for 2015

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Sep 13, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette (7) runs for a touchdown past Louisiana Monroe Warhawks safety Mitch Lane (7) during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Louisiana Monroe 31-0. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Southeastern Conference is loaded with backfield talent, but which ball carrier is the best? We rank the top ten SEC running backs for 2015.

The Southeastern Conference is known for producing NFL talent. In fact, the SEC has led every other conference in the number of draft picks it produces each year since 2007. The league’s defensive linemen and defensive backs make up the largest percentages of those draft picks – but 2015 is the year of the running back in the SEC… and some of the best players at the position won’t even be draft eligible until 2016.

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Simply, the talent in SEC backfields this season dwarfs that of any other conference in the country. One could argue that this year’s crop of SEC running backs is better than any other position group in any other position in any other conference.

Big Ten quarterbacks? Maybe if three of the best didn’t play for the same program. Big 12 or Pac-12 signal callers? Not deep enough top to bottom. The closest competition could be SEC defensive backs, or maybe SEC offensive lines, but some schools have major depth or experience issues.

But each team in the Southeastern Conference has a running back capable of rushing for 1,000 yards in 2015. Every. Single. One. Not all will – Ole Miss and Texas A&M will probably throw the football too much, but even the Rebels and Aggies have tailbacks that can break free in open space and pick up big chunks of yardage on the ground.

So, which SEC running back is the best of the best? Let’s take a look.

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