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Monday, August 15, 2011
The SEC's best players: No. 11

By Edward Aschoff

He might not have finished his 2010 season, but this wide receiver has the talent to be one of the most productive wideouts in the league this fall:

No. 11: Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas

2010 numbers: He appeared in eight games with seven starts before suffering a season-ending injury against Vanderbilt this past fall. At the time of his injury, Childs led the team with 659 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 46 receptions. When the season ended, he was tied for the team lead in touchdowns and ranked third in receiving yards.

Most recent ranking: Not ranked in the 2010 postseason countdown.

Making the case for Childs: He is coming off a devastating knee injury, but all indications are that he'll be at 100 percent for the season and back to his dangerous ways on the field. He's a big target for quarterback Tyler Wilson (6-foot-3, 217 pounds). And with Bobby Petrino's pass-friendly offense, Childs will have opportunities to make play after play this fall. Even though he'll be one of the bigger receivers out on the field, that doesn't mean he lacks speed. Childs is dynamic in space and is a deep threat on the outside. He will be able to snatch passes over defenders, or he'll make it even easier on himself by sprinting past his defensive counterparts to make plays.