Heisman Watch

RankChangePlayerPositionTeam
1-Trevone BoykinQBTCU
2-Ezekiel ElliottRBOhio State
3-Leonard FournetteRBLSU
4-Cardale Jones or J.T. BarrettQBOhio State
5-Nick ChubbRBGeorgia
6-Cody Kessler QB USC
7-Dak PrescottQB Mississippi State
8-Connor CookQB Michigan State
9-Royce Freeman QBOregon
10-Christian HackenbergQB Penn State

Trevone Boykin 

  • Boykin threw for 3901 yards, 33 TDs and only 10 interceptions last year.  He also had 707 yards rushing and 8 TDs on the ground.  Boykin lead the Horned Frogs to a very strong season last year and looks to do the same again, hopefully this year they can win it all.

Ezekiel Elliot 

  • Elliot had a huge game during the National Championship against Oregon running all over the Duck defense.  Elliot hope to improve on his 1878 rushing yards and only 18 TDs.  I mean let’s face it the kid averaged 6.9 yards per carry.  With all the buzz around who is getting the starting QB job in Columbus, Ezekiel may just take the show this year if Coach Meyer can’t figure out who his starting play caller is.

Leonard Fournette  

  • Fournette rushed for 1034 yards and 10 TDs as a freshman.  Now hold on hold on yes those numbers aren’t great but, just watch this and tell me he isn’t going to be putting up huge numbers this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFymM8L6JBs

Cardale Jone or J.T. Barrett

  • The QB competition in Columbus is definitely the biggest in College Football and may be the biggest in all of football over Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez.  With Braxton Miller taking himself out of the competition by switching to WR the race was made easier.  Forget numbers J.T. Barrett was entering the Heisman race last year before he was hurt in the last game of the regular season.  Cardale Jones a man who never thought he would play in the 2014 season was thrown into the starting position during the BIG 10 Championship game and kept the Buckeyes rolling eventually winning the National Championship after beating Alabama and then Oregon. Many think Cardale will be the starter and end up being a first round pick this up coming NFL Draft, but who knows what Urban Meyer has up his sleeve.  If one QB is picked that one will be in the top of the Heisman race, however if they both play bye bye Heisman for either one.

Nick Chubb

  • After Nick Chubb had to step up into a starting role the kid didn’t play timid, he rushed for 1547  yards with 14 TDs.  He averaged 7.1 yards per carry to just add to those numbers.  He showed that he was capable to be a starter last year and this year I believe he can show us he is a Heisman candidate.

Cody Kessler 

  • Kessler made some noise last season with 3826 passing yard with 39 TDs and only 5 interceptions.  In our Preseason Playoff Predictions Kessler was the the key to getting the Trojans into the playoffs.

Dak Prescott

  • Prescott threw for 3449 yard with 27 TDs and 11 interceptions, while rushing for 986 yards and 14 TDs.  He was originally in first place during last year’s Heisman race but, fell off the map late in the year due to his interception happy arm that only threw for 27 TDs all year.  Prescott looks to return to the top of the best players in college football.

Connor Cook

  • Cook threw for 3214 yards with 24 Tds and 8 TDs, yes those aren’t great, but Cooks mechanics seem to impress scouts along with his poise.  Cook is projected to be a top draft pick for the QB position in this years Draft.

Royce Freeman 

  • Freeman was the Ducks top rusher last season and with Mariota gone there needs to be a new face to the Ducks high scoring offense.  Why not last years leading rusher? Freeman will be getting even more runs while either Vernon Adams or Jeff Lockie learn how to be a leader in the fast pace offense.

Christian Hackenberg

  • And last but, not least (well maybe) Christian Hackenberg.  The Penn State QB is possibly the best mechanical QB in CFB this season, yes I said it and so do the scouts of the NFL.  Many say he will be the first QB taken in this years draft.  With only 2977 passing yards and 12 TDs and 15 interceptions (no not a typo), he may be the dark horse in this years race.  Hackenberg walked into Penn State knowing he may never see a bowl game, with PSU’s sanctions.  He had limited skill around him and did the best he could with a 2 new coaches in the 2 years he was there.  With James Franklin in his second year at Penn State and one bowl game victory under his belt, Christian Hackenberg may be a force to be reckon with and could potentially lead the Nittany Lions to a BIG 10 Championship. (And yes I’m a Penn State fan)