The SEC is a conference that isn't short on running back talent. As a matter of fact, the current holder of the Heisman trophy currently makes his home at the University of Alabama—Mark Ingram. That said, there is plenty more talent where that came from, and, at least some of it is a tad under-appreciated because of a lack of exposure.
However, the way to the big time is to become a 1,000 yard runner. The SEC, for all it's great talent, only saw five players hit that mark in 2009. In 2008, theres were four, in 2007, a banner year, there were eight, and in 2006, there were only two (both played for the University of Arkansas).
So, as much as it is an expectation in the pro ranks to see a tailback cross the 1,000 yard threshold, it's not an easy feat in the SEC where the defenses often make every yard count, and the running back by committee (RBC) method is more the rule than the exception.
Even still, there are a few guys who have the potential to reach that milestone in 2010. In no particular order, these are my candidates.