#6: RB Damion Fletcher, Southern Mississippi
The Verdict: You would be hard pressed to find a more productive back anywhere in the country over the last three seasons than Fletcher, who comes into the 2009 year as the school's all-time leading rusher with 4,287 career yards. A compact back who at 5-foot-10 possesses outstanding speed, vision, and cutback ability, Fletcher has averaged at least 5.0 yards per carry in each of his three seasons in Hattiesburg, garnering First Team All-Conference USA honors in 2006 and 2008. While he's had a turbulent offseason (he was suspending for discharging a weapon within the city limits) he nevertheless enters his senior year with the chance to become only the ninth player in college football history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his four college football seasons. A tweaked hamstring could slow him to start the year, but expect Fletcher to reach his goals in 2009 and be one of the first non-BCS backs taken in next spring's NFL Draft.