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College football 2016 preview: Predicting each SEC team's offensive MVP

Our SEC panel picks the best offensive player from each SEC team for 2016.

Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama - "Was an immediate success as a freshman last year and is the top returning statistical leader among Crimson Tide skill position players with better freshman numbers than former Bama star wide receivers Julio Jones and Amari Cooper." -- Kirk McNair, BamaMag

Drew Morgan, WR, Arkansas - "Morgan is a senior wide receiver and a leader on this team. He led the team with 10 touchdown receptions last year and will be expected to help new starter Austin Allen along the way." -- Jackson Safon, Hawgs Illustrated

Jovon Robinson, RB, Auburn - "A big and physical tailback who had a strong finish to his junior season, is in great position to be Auburn's top offensive performer. The senior was MVP of Auburn's bowl victory over Memphis." -- Mark Murphy, Inside the Auburn Tigers

Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida - "Pending the resolution of his suspension, Callaway was the most electric guy on the field for Gators last year and that should continue." -- Bob Redman, Fightin' Gators

Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia - "Chubb is coming back from a major knee injury that looked horrible. But word behind the scenes is that Chubb may well be ready to roll at the start of the season. Too bad for the SEC." -- Dean Legge, Dawg Post

Jon Toth, C, Kentucky - "Offensive line play will likely make or break the Cats this season, but fortunately they have one of the SEC's best to anchor it. Everything revolves around the smart, athletic, powerful Toth in the middle." -- Jeff Drummond, All Wildcats

Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU - "Fournette amassed over 1,900 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground last year in a historic season. This year, he looks to lead the Tigers back to the SEC championship and a national championship." -- Billy Embody, Tiger Blitz

Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss - "Kelly returns as arguably the top quarterback in the conference, as well as the face of the program following the departure of Laquon Treadwell and others." -- Ben Garrett, OM Spirit

Fred Ross, WR, Mississippi State - "Though Dan Mullen's offense will emphasize the ground game more in 2016, Ross will post consecutive 1000-yard seasons as the go-to target for whoever emerges at quarterback." -- David Murray, Gene's Page

Drew Lock, QB, Missouri - "Pressed into the starting role before he was ready as a true freshman, Lock’s 2015 season included a 49-percent completion rate, four TD passes and eight interceptions. He needs to be better and needs to lead the offense." -- Nate Latsch, Black & Gold Illustrated

David Williams, RB, South Carolina - "Williams didn't have a great season last year, but he'll be the focus of the USC offense as the No. 1 QB develops. He has the tools, he just has to put it all together." -- Bryan Matcun, Scout

Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee - "The fourth-year starter has the experience and ability to lead the Volunteers back to the postseason. The former Scout four-star showed his versatility versus elite defenses in 2015 that he can be productive with his legs when things break down." -- Danny Parker, Inside Tennessee

Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M - "Kirk had one of the best freshman seasons in school history. He had 80 catches for 1,009 yards and 7 touchdowns. Expect big things again this season from one of the best receivers in the country." -- Elijah Silas-Tafelsky, Aggie Digest

Ralph Webb, RB, Vanderbilt - "Averaged just under 100 yards rushing a game for the Commodores. Also caught 24 passes. On pace to become Vandy's all-time leading rusher." -- Don Yates, VandyMania

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