Thursday, August 20, 2015

Heisman Watch List

Sports Illustrated's pre-season Heisman Trophy candidates:

Top Tier:
QB Connor Cook (Michigan State)
RB Leonard Fournette (LSU) 1177 yards sophomore
RB Derrick Henry (Alabama) 990 yards 11 TD
QB Jeremy Johnson (Auburn)
QB Dak Prescott (Mississippi State).

Second Tier:
QB Trevone Boykin (TCU)
RB Nick Chubb (UGA) 1547 yards 14 TD
RB Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State)
QB DeShaun Watson (Clemson)
QB JT Barrett or Cardale Jones (Ohio State)

Long Shots:
DE Joey Bosa (Ohio State)
QB Taysom Hill (BYU)
RB Samaje Perine (Oklahoma)
QB Justin Thomas (Georgia Tech) 1086 yards rushing
LB Scooby Wright (Arizona)

If UGA has a better shot at winning their SEC Division (and the conference championship) than LSU, why would Fournette be ranked higher than Chubb? Both were freshmen, but Chubb rushed for more yards in less playing time.

Losses will hurt Cook, Fournette, Prescott, Perine, and Hill. I expect Boykin to finish in the top three.

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