Almost all the major publications covering college football, online and in print, have chosen the Alabama Crimson Tide's Trent Richardson as being a better running back than the Auburn Tigers' Michael Dyer in their 2011 preseason predictions:
Richardson is a stud and has been his entire football career. Coming out of high school in 2009, he was ranked the #1 RB and #6 overall recruit by ESPN
. He has a unique combination of toughness, speed, agility, cut-back ability, and vision. It is rare, if ever, the first guy that makes contact with him will bring him down. Edward Aschoff from ESPN.com
correctly describes Richardson as "built like a tank, but runs with Finesse and grace. When he's not cutting past defenders, or throwing them to the ground, his movements and speed mimic a track star, giving him the ability to outrun you and run through you."
But so is Dyer, who was ranked the #1 RB and #5 overall recruit in 2010 by ESPN
. As a true freshman, Dyer broke Bo Jackson's freshman rushing yards record and was named the Offensive MVP of the BCS National Championship Game
leading the Tigers in their victory over the Oregon Ducks. Aschoff says Dyer
"stands just 5-foot-9, but he unloads every bit of his 207 pounds on defenders. And he's quite the athlete as well. He can be very dynamic in the open field, and everyone remembers his acrobatic play in the national championship when he rolled over an Oregon defender to extend his run late and help seal the game for the Tigers." Chris Low from ESPN
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