Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi State

Ballard racked up 1,189 yards on the ground while averaging more than six yards a pop. The 5'11", 220-pound back is extremely powerful and is at his best when the stakes are the highest.

He averaged 12.9 yards per carry en route to 180 yards in a Music City Bowl win against Wake Forest.

The irrelevancy that comes with playing for Mississippi State is the main thing holding Ballard back.