Rob Smith to break out?

Tennessee's Rob Smith is listed as one of college football's potential breakout players on the website.

Correctly noting that the seeds of success are sewn in the spring, recently listed some players whose impressive spring performances suggest they are ready to step out of the shadows and into the limelight this fall. These players are members of's ''Spring Breakout Teams.''

Smith is one of the top five offensive linemen listed. Here's what had to say about the rugged sophomore guard:

''Vols' most improved offensive player of the spring has returned with a flurry after sitting out 2003 as redshirt. He's already locked up one of the team's openings at guard.''

Ole Miss' Michael Spurlock, successor to Eli Manning, is listed as the No. 1 breakout candidate among college quarterbacks. Georgia's Kregg Lumpkin is listed No. 1 among running backs and Alabama's Ramzee Robinson is listed No. 1 among defensive backs. also listed some honorable mentions at each position, calling them ''Kings of Spring.'' These include the following SEC players:

Wide receivers Dwayne Bowe (LSU) and Bryan McClendon (Georgia), offensive lineman Rudy Niswanger (LSU), defensive linemen Todd Bates (Alabama) and Stanley McGlover (Auburn), linebackers Antarrious Williams (Auburn) and Dennis Johnson (Kentucky).

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