Top 3 Runningbacks in the SEC
1. Darren McFadden
2. Kenny Irons
3. Kenneth Darby
Let me start off by saying McFadden is the best runningback in the SEC. Sure Kenny Irons had the better season last year, but his production will decrease this coming year. Irons is a strong power back that will run you over to get the first down instead of trying to finesse his way to a 30 yard run. This is a great attribute to have in your runningback, but he also needs some quickness to his game. Irons is not the fastest guy in the world nor does he have the best moves. I am not putting him down at all, but he ran through monstrous holes last year and wasn't even touched until he reached the secondary in some occasions. Playing in the SEC you can not run over everyone and quickness is needed to be successful in this conference. Last and final point is that Auburn does not have a fullback that has proven he is SEC material. Stop yelling at me all you barners, Kenny Irons is a GREAT back but not the BEST back in the SEC.
Darren McFadden resembles my favorite back in college football, Adrian Peterson. McFadden is fast, strong, quick, patient for blocking, and he has done this at such a young age. What really impresses me about this kid is that he has proved that he can put an entire football team on his back. He racked in huge rushing games last year when Arkansas could barely even complete one pass. McFadden does all of his damage without a strong passing attack or without a strong offensive line. Arkansas also has a better athlete at the fullback position in Hillis. A very versatile player, Hillis, who can run, catch, and lay a good lead block. This will make defenses cautious about containing only McFadden.
With all of last seasons defensive starters returning, Arkansas is a solid number three spot in the SEC west. If Auburn turns out to be overrated, which is likely, then the razorbacks could give LSU a run for their money in contending for the SEC championship. Remember LSU's final regular season game last year? Could that be what decides who goes and who doesn't? The game is in Little Rock this year so really anything could happen. Can we please start the season!