2016 Heisman Prediction: Live from New York, It’s…
[lead align=”default”]The 2016 Heisman prediction is hopefully right, but we’ll soon find out, won’t we?[/lead]
Five young men from some of the best programs in the country will sit in a theater tonight and learn if they won a trophy. The lead-up to it will be interminably long and boring, chock full of unnecessary filler content and advertisements. Then, finally, at the end, about five to ten minutes of what actually matters.
So, if you’re looking to find out who wins the Heisman, turn your TV on at about 8:45 to 8:50.
2016 Heisman Prediction: But First, The Contenders
Lamar Jackson, quarterback, Louisville
Baker Mayfield, quarterback, Oklahoma
Jabrill Peppers, linebacker, Michigan
Deshaun Watson, quarterback, Clemson
Dede Westbrook, wide receiver, Oklahoma
2016 Heisman Prediction: The Bottom Three
The bottom three finalists, in this order, will be Baker Mayfield, Dede Westbrook, and Jabrill Peppers. All have had tremendous seasons, but it’s been trending this way for a while that Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson are the two to watch.
Defense doesn’t normally do well in Heisman voting, so it seems logical that Peppers will be near the bottom of this five. Fans of what Oklahoma has done this year may split their votes between Mayfield and Westbrook, though Mayfield has probably been the better of the two.
2016 Heisman Prediction: The Winner and Runner-Up
The 2016 Heisman will be won by Lamar Jackson of Louisville, with Clemson’s Deshaun Watson coming in second. Two ACC quarterbacks going toe to toe with one another again, but this time, it’ll be Jackson out on top.
Lamar Jackson was the best player in college football most of the season. 30 passing touchdowns and 21 rushing touchdowns for a total of 51 is an obscene number. Watson had a great year, but not as good as the one Jackson had. Sure, Lamar’s candidacy lost some steam as Louisville bit the big one in the final few weeks, but it didn’t make Jackson’s season any less good.