Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports SEC Reporter Edward Aschoff ranked the top five running back in the SEC for 2017 and pegged LSU's Derrius Guice at No. 1. Here's what he had to say:

1. Derrius Guice, LSU: As the sort of No. 2 running back in LSU's offense, Guice led the SEC with 1,387 yards and 7.6 YPC. He also had 15 touchdowns. Guice might not have been the bruiser that future first-rounder Leonard Fournette was for the Tigers, but he's the ultimate slasher and could hit a mighty long run in an instant. He can cut on a dime, while still being able to level a defender with his strength. He had six 100-yard games last year, all of them clearing the 135-yard mark. Also, 41.8 of his 115.6 YPG came after contact last year. Guice is getting a ton of first-round love, just like his predecessor, and he'll be one of the nation's most exciting players to watch in 2017.
Here is the complete Top 5, according to Aschoff:

1. Derrius Guice, LSU
2. Nick Chubb, Georgia
3. Bo Scarbrough, Alabama
4. Kamryn Pettway, Auburn
5. Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt
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FishFearMe84 months
Traveon Williams is no slouch.
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Datbayoubengal84 months
Tough for me at 7 because Benny Snell Jr, Traveon, Crockett, Harris, Scarlett are all great RBs, but no doubt Sony Michel should be no worse than 6th on a top 10 SEC RB list. This top 5 is the most solid list you could make of any position in the SEC.
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Haplochrom84 months
When was this article written? Future first round Fournette???
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Pavoloco8384 months
Pettway will be destroying people all year. Best back in the SEC.
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Nix to Twillie84 months
Happy to see Chubb still looking good heading into his 11th season at Georgia.
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SneakyWaff1es84 months
Happy to see that LSU fans can't count to 4.
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Nix to Twillie84 months
It's a joke, friend. I have great respect for Chubb. Just seems like he's been with y'all a long time, hence said joke. Happy to explain humor to you further if you need.
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Commander Data84 months
You never really know how it will look at season's end but this looks as good as any list right now.
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