No. 10 Greg Childs

Arkansas wide receiver Greg Childs is expected to be new quarterback Tyler Wilson's go-to guy. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Published: Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 12:14 a.m.

Gatorsports counts down the top 25 players in the SEC, leading right up to SEC Media Days.

No. 10 Greg Childs

Arkansas wide receiver

Why he's No. 10: Childs was well on his way toward establishing himself as one of the nation's elite wide receivers before going down with a patellar tendon injury late last season. Despite missing five games, including the Sugar Bowl, Childs caught 46 passes for 659 yards and six touchdowns. He has been through a six-month recovery process and is expected to be full-go for the start of the season. As new starting quarterback Tyler Wilson's expected go-to guy, Childs will have a chance to put up some huge numbers this season. The NFL watching.

Key number: 402. That's the number of receiving yards Childs had against top 25 opponents during the 2009 season. That's the most in the nation in that category.

Fun fact: Childs is yet another example of how recruiting rankings are overrated. Coming out of high school he was rated the nation's No. 84 wide receiver by Rivals and No. 72 by Scout. He was considered the No. 9 prospect in the state of Arkansas — which is kind of like being the 30th-best prospect in Florida.

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