Mailbag: Talent pool runs deep at RB, WR
Running back and wide receiver will be two of the deepest positions in college football, while Jared Lorenzen and Eric Crouch face QB dilemmas at different levels.
As for Steven Jackson, he's the No. 1 junior running back in the country. He is 6-1, 225 pounds, and his running style is reminiscent of Ricky Williams with his size and consistency. Jackson rushed for more than 100 yards in nine of 12 games last season, including three 200-yard efforts, and his 15 rushing touchdowns led the Pac-10.Among the other juniors to watch is Auburn's Carnell "Cadillac" Williams -- who is also coming off an injury and will be in the same backfield with fellow junior Ronnie Brown -- as well as Virginia Tech's Kevin Jones, who will be the featured runner with Lee Suggs having graduated. Cedric Benson of Texas, Cedric Houston and Jabari Davis at Tennessee, and the electrifying Darren Sproles of Kansas State are also at the top of the junior class, and the wild card in that group is Miami's Frank Gore. It was his injury that allowed Willis McGahee to have a great year, and Gore could be as good as any back in the country this year.
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