Alabama’s Mark Ingram and Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor are both considered Heisman favorites entering the 2010 season. But they have something else in common … neither are among the best home run hitters in College Football.

Shocked? You shouldn’t be. While both players are outstanding and each may lead their respective team to a national championship, neither is considered a serious threat to bust loose for a 50-, 60- or 70-yard touchdown run or reception. Could they? Sure. But the following 28 players are more likely to do it.

Some of these top threats have yet to live up to their potential, but when forecasting for 2010 these are the most likely players to be your biggest threats for breaking off a big run or catch that makes the highlights on ESPN Saturday night.

28. Roy Roundtree, Michigan

Year: Sophomore

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring reception of 2009: 43-yards vs. Purdue (Nov. 7)

If it was clear that Denard Robinson was going to be the main quarterback it would be reasonable to consider him Michigan’s best home-run threat. However Roundtree is experienced and has proven to give whoever is playing QB a legitimate deep threat.

He had 434 yards and three touchdowns on 34 receptions on a Michigan squad that improved on offense last year with Tate Forcier at quarterback.

27. Zach Collaros, Cincinnati

Year: Junior

Position: Quarterback

Longest scoring runs of 2009: 75-yards vs. South Florida (Oct. 15); 28-yards vs. Connecticut (Nov. 7)

Collaros saw temporary action in 2009 when Cincinnati starter Tony Pike went down for a few weeks. He made an immediate impact when he broke loose for a 75-yard scoring run against South Florida. He was undefeated during his time at QB.

He averaged 6 yards a carry and has an escapability that Pike lacked. Collaros enters 2010 as the starter and he should excel in Butch Jones’ run-heavy spread attack.

26. James Cleveland, Houston

Year: Senior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions of 2009: 57-yards vs. East Carolina (Dec. 5); 36-yards vs. Tulsa (Nov. 7)

Cleveland began his career at Iowa before getting dismissed from the Hawkeyes for running afoul of the law. Instead of disappearing and becoming a footnote, Cleveland has rediscovered himself at Houston.

Houston QB Case Keenum hooked up with Cleveland more than any other receiver in the Cougars’ pass-happy offense. His perseverance has paid off. Cleveland ranked second in the nation in 2009 in receptions (104) and sixth in yards (1,214). He also had 14 touchdowns.

25. Juron Criner, Arizona

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions of 2009: 71-yards vs. Oregon (Nov. 21); 41-yards vs. UCLA (Oct. 24); 36-yards vs. USC (Dec. 5)

Running back Nic Grigsby could also be considered a big threat for the Wildcats, but we’ll go with Criner because of his speed and ability to go deep match up well with quarterback Nick Foles.

He managed just 581 yards on 45 catches, but nine of those were for touchdowns. Expect those numbers to go up even more as Criner has matured and expectations are big in 2010.

24. Brandon Saine, Ohio State

Year: Senior

Position: Running back

Longest scoring run of 2009: 49-yards vs. Iowa (Nov. 14)

He may not have many big-time runs that would necessary warrant inclusion on this list, but Saine is a track guy who can flat out burn. His potential is unlimited and he could etch his name among the OSU greats like Archie Griffin and Eddie George.

Last season, he raced for 739 yards and four scores. He is also a threat as a receiver out of the backfield. Saine scored on a 13-yard reception from Terrelle Pryor in last year’s huge Rose Bowl victory over Oregon. He’s a potential Heisman candidate, but he’ll get a lot of competition from a certain teammate.

23. Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions of 2009: 51-yards vs. Texas Tech (Nov. 21); 51-yards vs. Idaho State (Sept. 12); 35-yards vs. Texas (Oct. 17); 35-yards vs. Tulsa (Sept. 19); 30-yards vs. Stanford (Dec. 31)

In 2009, Broyles tallied 89 catches for 1,120 yards and his 15 touchdowns—including two 51-yarders—was second-best in the nation. He is the favorite target of QB Landry Jones, and recorded 12 catches of 25 yards or more.

He also returned punts, including an 87-yarder in a 27-0 victory over rival Oklahoma State on Nov. 28. ESPN.com recently named Broyles as the Big 12’s fifth-best player, and he’s one of the fastest players in the conference.

22. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Iowa

Year: Senior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring reception of 2009: 66-yards vs. Indiana (Oct. 31)

Johnson-Koulianos is not only a threat at receiver, but also on special teams (remember that 99-yard kickoff return vs. Ohio State on Nov. 14?). He’s arguably the Hawkeyes best skill position player, and he has 127 career catches and 1,871 career receiving yards.

Iowa fans enjoy his play and brash talk. Ricky Stanzi likes him because he’s a consistent performer who gives him an outstanding deep threat.

21. Patrick Edwards, Houston

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions in 2009: 57-yards vs. Memphis (Nov. 21); 39-yards vs. Rice (Nov. 28)

Edwards is best known as the Houston receiver who broke his leg while nearly catching a TD pass at Marshall when he ran into a cart behind the end zone in 2008. Before that injury he recorded his longest career scoring catch (70-yards) that same season.

He returned in 2009 and is one of Case Keenum’s favorite targets, and caught 85 passes for 1,026 yards and six touchdowns.

20. Greg Childs, Arkansas

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions in 2009: 75-yards vs. Florida (Oct. 17); 40-yards vs. Georgia (Sept. 19); 30-yards vs. Georgia (Sept. 19)

Childs is the best deep threat among a talented group of receivers in Fayetteville this fall.  He’s another NFL-type receiver who flashes a knack for big plays by sacrificing his body for the play. He has pure speed and soft hands that will likely make him one of Ryan Mallett’s favorite targets.

He finished 2009 with 48 catches for 894 yards and seven touchdowns. He had the impressive 75-yard score against Florida, but also a sprawling catch in the first quarter against Georgia that showed his true talent.

19. Mario Fannin, Auburn

Year: Senior

Position: Running back

Longest scoring reception in 2009: 82-yards vs. West Virginia (Sept. 19); 36-yards vs. Ball State (Sept. 26)

He has made the switch from receiver to the No. 1 back for Gene Chizik’s Tigers. Auburn still has a serious threat at receiver with teammate Darvin Adams. His big plays came through the air last year, but Fannin has the skills to be an elite breakaway back.

He averaged 8.4 yards on just 34 carries last season—an average he can’t expect to maintain. However, he’s likely to be a 1,000-yard rusher, which should include some big-time runs in 2010.

18. Phillip Livas, Louisiana Tech

Year: Senior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring returns of 2009: 100-yard kickoff return vs. Utah State (Oct. 24); 85-yard punt return vs. vs. Navy (Sept. 12)

Livas is one of the nation’s most explosive return men. Last year he had a 97-yard kickoff return against Northern Illinois, and last year he had a kickoff return and punt return for TDs.

However, Livas’ receiving skills are not well utilized at Louisiana Tech. He had just 20 receptions for 205 yards and no touchdowns. He also carried the ball 25 times for 249 yards and no scores.

17. John Clay, Wisconsin

Year: Junior

Position: Running back

Longest scoring run of 2009: 72-yards vs. Fresno State (Sept. 12)

Clay gets a lot of short yardage touchdowns in the Badgers offense, but he can break off a big run as well. Don’t forget he beat out Terrelle Pryor for the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.

He closed out his sophomore year with 1,517 yards and 18 touchdowns on 287 carries. He averaged 5.3 yards a carry and almost 117 yards a game. He’s one of the more durable backs in the nation, and his production should go up this season.

16. Chris Rainey, Florida

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring run in 2009: 76-yards vs. Charleston Southern (Sept. 5)

He may be a little slower than Jeff Demps, but his football speed is still among the best in the nation. He was a member of the Gators’ NCAA Championship 4x100-meter relay team and he had four plays of 60-plus yards in the past two seasons.

Most would think Demps should have this spot, but he lacked anything longer than a 24-yard TD run last year. Demps has the ability, but Rainey is better at getting the big runs and catches. He has switched to slot receiver this season in an attempt to get him more involved in the offense. Getting the ball in hands is a good thing as he’s likely to contribute more eye-opening plays this season.

15. Julio Jones, Alabama

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions of 2009: 73-yards vs. LSU (Nov. 7); 50-yards vs. Arkansas (Sept. 26); 48-yards vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 14)

Jones didn’t have the type of season anyone was expecting last year. He caught just 43 passes for 596 yards and four scores. But if his freshman season is any proof, Jones is still one of the most dangerous receivers in the nation.

If he’s healthy, Jones is fast, acrobatic and one of the toughest receivers in the nation to cover. Look for him to return to his 2008 form as he prepares for the NFL.

14. DeVier Posey, Ohio State

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions of 2009: 62-yards vs. Penn State (Nov. 7); 62-yards vs. Minnesota (Oct. 24); 57-yards vs. Minnesota (Oct. 24); 32-yards vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 10)

Posey is a prototypical NFL receiver with size (6-foot-3, 205), speed and he’s smooth at running routes. He’s also a track guy who is one of the fastest receivers in the nation. He does need to cut down on drops, but if he does 2010 is likely his final season in Columbus.

He led OSU with 60 receptions for 828 yards and eight touchdowns. Posey scored the Buckeyes’ final touchdown in the Rose Bowl victory on a 17-yard catch.

13. Trent Richardson, Alabama

Year: Sophomore

Position: Running back

Longest scoring runs of 2009: 52-yards vs. Arkansas (Sept. 26); 49-yards vs. Texas (Jan. 7); 35-yards vs. Florida International (Sept. 12)

It would be easy to choose last year’s Heisman winner Mark Ingram, but Richardson is by far the better home-run threat in the Alabama backfield. They are an amazing 1-2 punch and defenses will struggle to stop them both in 2010.

Richardson is faster and has the breakaway speed to make this list. Richardson rushed for 749 yards and averaged 5.2 yards a carry while scoring eight times. The Crimson Tide coaches will do everything they can to get the ball in his hand more this year.

12. LaMichael James, Oregon

Year: Sophomore

Position: Running back

Longest scoring runs in 2009: 60-yards vs. Stanford (Nov. 7); 56-yards vs. Washington (Oct. 12); 52-yards vs. Oregon State (Dec. 3)

James had to fill the void left when LaGarrette Blount was suspended after the Boise State game, and all he did was rush for 1,546 yards (including six games of more than 150 yards). He’s quick and elusive, which shows how he rushed for three touchdowns of 50 or more yards.

He’ll be counted on even more with the loss of multi-talented quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. James will get help in the backfield from another sophomore, Kejon Barner, who could be faster than James.

11. Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions of 2009: 79-yards vs. North Carolina State (Sept. 26); 71-yards vs. Louisville (Oct. 2); 50-yards vs. West Virginia (Nov. 27); 40-yards vs. South Florida (Oct. 24); 40-yards vs. Cincinnati (Dec. 5); 36-yards vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 14)

Baldwin made ESPN’s “Freaks” list because of his super-freakish skills and size (6-foot-5, 225 pounds). He’s likely to leave for the riches of the NFL after this season, but that gives him one more season to show off his big-play ability.

He finished with 1,111 yards and eight touchdowns on 57 receptions with Bill Stull throwing to him in 2009. This year he’ll likely get Tino Sunseri throwing to him.

10. Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh

Year: Sophomore

Position: Running back

Longest scoring runs of 2009: 85-yards vs. Buffalo (Sept. 12); 58-yards vs. Rutgers (Oct. 16); 50-yards vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 14)

Lewis made an impression during his freshmen season and expectations are through the roof as many expect him to be a first-team All-American and potentially be a Heisman finalist. If he stays healthy he could likely lead Pitt to a Big East championship.

Lewis amassed 10 100-yard rushing performances last season as he broke Pittsburgh’s single-season freshman rushing record set by Tony Dorsett in 1973. Could he do even better in 2010? It’s very likely.

9. Marvin McNutt, Iowa

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions of 2009: 92-yards vs. Indiana (Oct. 31); 74-yards vs. Northwestern (Nov. 7); 43-yards vs. Arkansas State (Oct. 3); 41-yards vs. Arkansas State (Oct. 3)

Everybody took notice of McNutt when he caught the game-winning touchdown at Michigan State, but his big-play prowess also extends to long catches, including a 92-yarder against Indiana last year.

He’s quickly made the adjustment from quarterback and has utilized his size (6-foot-4), speed and great hands to become another target for Ricky Stanzi.

8. DeAndre Brown, Southern Mississippi

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions of 2009: 95-yards vs. Tulsa (Nov. 21); 36-yards vs. Marshall (Nov. 14); 34-yards vs. Tulsa (Nov. 21)

In two seasons he has totaled 114 catches for 1,902 yards and 21 touchdowns. But what most of us remember Brown for was his gruesome leg break against in the 2008 New Orleans Bowl.

He remains a man among boys in Conference USA at 6-foot-6 and NFL speed. The Golden Eagles are likely to feature his skills even more in 2010 now that he’s fully recovered from the injury.

7. Colin Kaepernick, Nevada

Year: Senior

Position: Quarterback

Longest scoring runs in 2009: 75-yards vs. Idaho (Oct. 24); 67-yards vs. Louisiana Tech (Oct. 9); 61-yards vs. Idaho (Oct. 24); 57-yards s. New Mexico State (Nov. 21); 38-yards vs. Hawai’I (Oct. 31); 35-yards vs. Idaho (Oct. 24)

After a tough 0-3 start to 2009, Kaepernick kept the Wolf Pack together. His passing skills are often overlooked because he’s such a dangerous running threat.

He’s one of the most dangerous players in the game. He finished 2009 with 16 rushing touchdowns to go with his 20 TD passes. He also rushed for 1,183 yards for an average of 7.35 yards a carry.

6. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech

Year: Sophomore

Position: Running back

Longest scoring runs in 2009: 66-yards vs. Georgia Tech (Oct. 17); 57-yards vs. Marshall (Sept. 12)

Williams took over for the injured Darren Evans, and he made an immediate impact. He wound up averaging 5.6 yards a carry and set the ACC freshman record for rushing yards with 1,655. With Evans returning this fall, Williams’ carries should be cut a bit.

Williams is still one of the toughest backs to bring down in the ACC, and he’s running behind one of the league’s best lines so he should continue to terrorize opponents in 2010.

5. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

Year: Junior

Position: Wide receiver

Longest scoring receptions in 2009: 88-yards vs. Nevada (Sept. 5); 70-yards vs. Nevada (Sept. 5); 46-yards vs. Stanford (Nov. 28)

Floyd has been Notre Dame’s major scoring threat since the day he arrived in 2008 and he should garner even more opportunities now that Brian Kelly has taken over in South Bend.

He missed five games with a broken collarbone, but he still finished second on the team with 44 receptions for 795 yards and nine touchdowns. Kelly moved him to slot as he hopes to get the ball into Floyd’s hands in multiple ways.

4. Dwight Dasher, Middle Tennessee

Year: Senior

Position: Quarterback

Longest scoring runs of 2009: 74-yards vs. Florida Atlantic (Oct. 31); 70-yards vs. Florida International (Nov. 7); 67-yards vs. Florida International (Nov. 7); 35-yards vs. Southern Mississippi (Dec. 20)

Dasher stirs the Blue Raiders’ drink. His eye-popping numbers (2,789 passing yards, 1,154 rushing yards, 36 total touchdowns) is the just part of the Dasher story. He’s also the most explosive running quarterback in the nation.

Dasher’s skills gained some national attention with his record performance at last year’s R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. He went 15-of-25 for 162 yards and two touchdown passes. Oh, and he also rushed for two touchdowns and 201 yards.

3. Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State

Year: Junior

Position: Running back

Longest scoring runs in 2009: 43-yards vs. Portland (Sept. 5); 39-yards vs. Washington State (Nov. 21); 32-yards vs. Arizona State (Oct. 3)

Enters 2010 with 32 career rushing touchdowns and makes the cut on most experts’ lists of top Heisman candidates. At a diminutive 5-foot-7, it’s easy to lose Rodgers and the next thing you know he’s squirting out somewhere for another big gain.

Don’t let his small stature fool you. Rodgers runs well between the tackles and when he gets through the first wave of defenders he can kick it into another gear that makes it tough to track him down.

2. Vai Taua, Nevada

Year: Senior

Position: Running back

Longest scoring runs in 2009: 89-yards vs. Idaho (Oct. 24); 71-yards vs. Boise State (Nov. 27); 70-yards vs. San Jose State (Nov. 8); 66-yards vs. Fresno State (Nov. 14); 50-yards vs. Fresno State (Nov. 14)

Longest scoring reception in 2009: 30-yards vs. Hawai’I (Oct. 31)

It would be easy to consider Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick as Nevada’s best home-run hitter, but don’t overlook the skills of Vai Taua. He averaged 7.8 yards a carry for the nation’s top rushing team last year, but he also rushed for five touchdowns of 50-yards or more in 2009.

He finished with 1,345 yards and 10 touchdowns as Nevada reached the Hawai’I Bowl against SMU. Taua should remain a big-time threat for the Pack again in 2010.

1. Noel Devine, West Virginia

Year: Senior

Position: Running back

Longest scoring runs in 2009: 88-yards vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 27); 77-yards vs. Colorado (Oct. 1); 71-yards vs. Auburn (Sept. 19); 56-yards vs. Connecticut (Oct. 24)

A year ago it would have been foolish to think Devine would have returned for his senior season in Morgantown. But the former You Tube phenom has some unfinished business so he’s back to titillate the WVU fans with his ankle-breaking cuts and long runs.

Devine has a knack of scoring on long runs against top competition, but he also lacks elite speed. He gets caught from behind more than you think, but he’s still one of the best home-run hitters in the college game today.