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  1. #1
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    Heisman Frontrunners entering the year

    It's never too early for this debate to take place. Who are some guys you see as early season favorites to take home the Heisman? Any darkhorse canidates?

    Personally, my favorite is Marcus Lattimore out of South Carolina. I know he is coming off a torn ACL, but I see him coming back in a huge way. IMO he is by far the RB in the nation.

    My top 5 are:

    1. Lattimore, RB USCar
    2. Barkley, QB USC
    3. Thomas, RB ORE
    4. Ball, RB WIS
    5. Randle, RB OSU

    I also have UGA's Aaron Murray and VT QB Logan Thomas as potential winners. A dark horse canidate could be Alabamas Eddie Lacy -- who averaged over 7 yards per carry behind TR last year.

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    Unfortunately, Logan Thomas doesn't have enough around him on offense to win the Heisman. He'll have an above average running game, an average to below average offensive line, and an average to below average WR core. He'd have to be Cam Newton part 2 to win it.

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    1. Barkley, QB USC
    2. Lattimore, RB SCAR
    3. Murray QB UGA
    4. Robinson QB UM
    5. Ball RB UW


    I don't think DeAnthony will get enough touches to garner the necessary votes, although he is definitely in the running along with his backfield mate Kenjon Barner.

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    Have a feeling someone will sneak out of nowhere and win it.

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    It has become a QB award.

    1. Barkley
    2. Tyler Wilson
    3. Lattimore
    4. Landry Jones
    5. Ball

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    How the **** did I forget Tyler Wilson? Wow...

    Bump out Denard for me and slot in Wilson at 3.

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    I hope Ball will get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metsfaninSTL View Post
    I hope Ball will get it.
    He is going to have a very tough time IMO. Recently, the Heisman has gone to a lot of players who were well known the prior season but made big statistical jumps the next season (Bradford and Leinart are the only exceptions in the past decade IMO). That bears out with the two RBs two win it as well (Bush and Ingram). They made huge statistical jumps in the season they won the award.

    How does Ball improve on a season where he had almost 2000 yards rushing and almost 2300 total yards? How much can he improve on 6.3 YPC and 33 rushing TDs? He's going to have to be in Barry Sanders territory to get the Heisman IMO. That or another season when like when Tebow won where no one on a top team is a star.

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    Does anyone think that Sammy Watkins has a chance? I dont follow College ball to know all the players, i mostly just know about clemson and south carolina.

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    Geno Smith

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    - Tyrann Mathieu
    - Sammy Watkins
    - Geno Smith
    - Montee Ball
    - Matt Barkley


    No order

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4thony
    Does anyone think that Sammy Watkins has a chance? I dont follow College ball to know all the players, i mostly just know about clemson and south carolina.
    I do, if he stays healthy and the Tigers remain a BCS contender.

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    Eddie Lacy could be there, simply because he's a 'Bama RB and that's what they do.

    Braxton Miller might breakout in Urban's spread attack, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the running either.
    Last edited by Bravo95; 05-13-2012 at 06:57 PM.

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    Watkins was arrested a few days ago.

    I don't know if it's something that will keep him off the field though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4anthony View Post
    Does anyone think that Sammy Watkins has a chance? I dont follow College ball to know all the players, i mostly just know about clemson and south carolina.
    Tahj Boyd is a more likely candidate for this season in my opinion. If Clemson's (mostly) new offensive line gels, he will put up huge numbers for what should be a very good team.

    Quote Originally Posted by BullsFan_1 View Post
    Watkins was arrested a few days ago.

    I don't know if it's something that will keep him off the field though.
    Hopefully he will be suspended 1-2 games as a result, which probably takes him out of the Heisman running this year.

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