Getting attention as a running back in the loaded SEC is tough. Quietly, Crockett was one of the conference's best as a freshman. A late-season surge got him to 1,062 yards rushing, and he averaged 6.9 yards per carry. With four offensive line starters, three leading receivers and quarterback Drew Lock all back for the Tigers, the offense should be productive again. The emergence of the 220-pound Crockett should allow Mizzou to slow the pace and still be productive, while protecting a porous defense.
Above: Missouri running back Damarea Crockett, right, stiff-arms Vanderbilt's LaDarius Wiley, left, during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Columbia, Mo., on Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)