ATLANTA (ESPN.com) - We thought ranking the running backs was hard -- then the linebackers came along.
It shouldn't come as much of a shock that we had trouble getting our rankings in order with all of the talent out there in the SEC, but it's pretty hard to go wrong with this list.
Here's what we came up with:
3. Jerry Franklin, Arkansas, Sr.: Franklin has been an absolute beast for the Razorbacks. He's lead Arkansas in tackles the last three seasons, and there's no reason for us not to think he won't do it again. Franklin is also pretty quick on his feet and has a nose for the ball. He has five career interceptions and five forced fumbles.