FAYETTEVILLE, AR (ESPN.com) - We're pulling double-duty with the kickers. Instead of ranking 10 place-kickers and 10 punters, we're doing the top five for each position.
These aren't the workout warriors that grab all of the headlines, but try to find a team that would go through a season without using them. Last season, 15 games involving SEC teams were determined by three points or fewer.
Here are our top five place-kickers:
2. Zach Hocker, Arkansas, So.: He was only a freshman last season, but Hocker nailed 16 of 19 field goals, with seven from 40 yards or better. With the high-powered offense the Razorbacks have, Hocker will get plenty of opportunities again. Now that he's gone through a year of learning in the SEC, he should be even better, which is scary.
Here are our top five punters:
3. Dylan Breeding, Arkansas, Jr.: Breeding will help out Arkansas' defense with his extremely strong leg. He pinned 18 punts inside the 20 a year ago and averaged 42.5 yards per kick, which the coaches expect to increase after a solid spring.