Tank Bigsby voted as SEC’s best running back

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There is no doubt about Auburn’s strength on offense is, it is all about Tank Bigbsy.

Bigsby was voted as the best running back in the SEC by the USA Today Sports Network on Saturday. The junior received seven of 16 possible first-place votes and finished with 139 points. He edged out Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez Jr., who had 134 points.

Here is what they had to say about Bigsby:

Bigsby’s combination of skill and power makes him the centerpiece of Auburn’s offense and one of the top running back prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft.

Bigbsy rushed for 1,099 yards and 10 touchdowns on 223 carries. He also caught 21 passes for 184 yards as he works to become a more complete running back.

With questions about who will be Auburn’s quarterback and at the wide receiver position, the offense is expected to lean on Bigsby at the beginning of the season. He has proven he can run the ball effectively, 8.4 yards per carry in his career, but is working to be a weapon in the passing game as well.

That was shown in Auburn’s A-Day game when he was targeted six times in the first half of the scrimmage. It is always challenging to make opinions from a glorified practice but that will be something to monitor this season.

Here is a look at the full list.

  1. Tank Bigsby, Auburn, 139 points

  2. Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky, 134 points

  3. Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama, 108 points

  4. Devon Achane, Texas A&M, 107 points

  5. Zach Evans, Ole Miss, 86 points

  6. Jabari Small, Tennessee, 82 points,

  7. Kenny McIntosh, Georgia, 59 points

  8. Dominique Johnson, Arkansas, 43 points

  9. John Emery Jr., LSU, 35 points

  10. Ulysses Bentley IV, Ole Miss, 29 points