Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Arkansas RB Knile Davis
All of the preseason attention is on South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson, but it's Razorback running back Knile Davis that will emerge as the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2012.
Davis led all SEC running backs in rushing in 2010 with 1,322 yards. The rising junior missed last season with a fractured ankle, but he is back in 2012 and looking to lead his team to a national championship.
When Davis emerged as a reliable every-down running back in 2010, the Hog offense kicked into overdrive.
The same thing will happen in 2012.
His presence will take pressure off Wilson, which will allow him plenty of time to find Cobi Hamilton, Mekale McKay, Chris Gragg and the rest of the Razorbacks' pass-catching weapons.
In turn, that keeps defenses honest, which means bigger holes for Davis.
He gained 1,322 yards in essentially three quarters of a season as a starter in 2010. He will match that, and perhaps exceed it, in 2012.