Chris Stephens

Ranking The Top 10 SEC Running Backs

Created on Jul. 17, 2013 3:18 PM EST

9. Rajion Neal, Tennessee

I think Rajion Neal will surprise this year. 

He rushed for 708 yards in his junior year in 2012, but was largely forgotten about for Tennessee's pass-happy offense.

With Tyler Bray gone and Justin Worley now under center, the Volunteers have to depend more on the running game.

Neal is just the guy to depend on as there's not much else to like about the Tennessee offense. However, the offensive line is good, so Neal could easily reach 1,000 yards, especially with Austin Peay and Western Kentucky to open the season.

Neal could really make a difference in the third game at Oregon. Although they've been known to have a great offense, the Ducks' defense isn't invincible. Neal could conceivably run wild in that game to help his season total.

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