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We already know who the big names in college football are heading into the 2013 season. Players like Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, A.J. McCarron, Marqise Lee and Aaron Murray will be the focus of much of the preseason hype. And rightfully so, as they've proven themselves on the field time and time again.
But new stars are constantly emerging in college football and we're sure to be talking about a whole different crop of players a year from now.
We can already discern which players will fit that bill based on what they've shown us so far. To that end, here are 10 players whose numbers should explode in 2013:
Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor -- Few backs closed out the 2012 season as well as Seastrunk did. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder rattled off 831 yards in his last six games, averaging 8.1 yards per carry along the way. He finished the year with 1,012 yards despite toting the ball just 29 times in his first six games. Although backfield mate Glasco Martin will still get his share of carries, look for Seastrunk to get the bulk of the work. If that happens, an 1,800-plus-yard season could be in the offing.
Blake Bell, QB, Oklahoma -- The 'Belldozer' has already scored 24 career touchdowns as a short-yardage specialist, but his experience as a passer is limited, with just 20 attempts in two seasons. If, as expected, he earns the nod as the starting quarterback, he'll have no problem putting up big numbers in the Sooners' passer-friendly system. The 6-foot-6 254-pounder has the skill set to have Tebow-esque production. He just needs the chance to do it.
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Seastrunk is a hoss. He is powerful, fast and has ton's of wiggle. I am not sure what to think of Bell, though. Can he be effective as an every down guy?
It will be interesting to see if Baylor's offensive production can keep pace without an experienced QB and some of the WR talent they've had. A dropoff in Baylor's passing threat could allow defenders to focus more on Baylor's run game, and rushing yardage would be much harder to come by.
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