April 03, 2007
Rank Name School Year* Ht./Wt. Hometown
1. Darren McFadden Arkansas Jr. 6-2/212 Little Rock, AR
He has a chance to score whenever he touches the ball.
2. Steve Slaton West Virginia Jr. 5-10/195 Levittown, PA
Slaton enters the year as the most exciting player in the nation.
3. Mike Hart Michigan Sr. 5-9/196 Syracuse, NY
He gets stronger in the second half and never fumbles.
4. Ray Rice Rutgers Jr. 5-9/195 New Rochelle, NY
Can he have similar success behind a new line?
5. Ian Johnson Boise State Jr. 5-11/194 San Dimas, CA
A new QB puts more pressure on Johnson to carry the offense.
6. Jonathan Stewart Oregon Jr. 5-11/234 Lacey, WA
He could emerge as a Heisman candidate if he stays healthy.
7. Mike Goodson Texas A&M Jr. 6-0/197 Klein, TX
Goodson averaged 6.7 yards per carry last year.
8. Tashard Choice Georgia Tech Sr. 6-1/205 Riverdale, GA
He has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of his last seven games.
9. Yvenson Bernard Oregon State Sr. 5-9/202 Boca Raton, FL
Bernard is the best pass-catching threat on this list.
10. Branden Ore Virginia Tech Jr. 5-11/207 Chesapeake, VA
Ore can be great if he just avoids injuries.
* When the 2007 season begins.
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