Wisconsin Football: Five reasons why Jonathan Taylor can win the Heisman

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4. Lack of Known Competition

This might be a bit of a cop out, but check out the list of Heisman hopefuls from 2017.

Names like Mayfield, Jackson, Barkley, Penny, Rudolph, and Johnson have all left for the NFL.  Taylor’s only competition that’s been here before is Bryce Love.

Obviously a lot more players will vie for the Heisman, but for now, it seems like Taylor and Love are the top dogs for the 2018 award.

Let’s take a closer look at a more updated list of Heisman odds. Right now it appears another youngster leads the list of Heisman hopefuls: QB Tua Tagovailoa.  The Alabama quarterback came in during the National Championship and won the game. The biggest reason he probably made this list is that he leads the best team in the country.  He will constantly be in the spotlight, so it makes it easy to predict him as being the top Heisman candidate.

A ton of quarterbacks are on the list after Taylor and Love, including Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins, Penn State’s Trace McSorley, and Georgia’s Jake Fromm.  All of these guys have a chance as well, but I still like Taylor’s odds here.

With only two running backs in the top ten of Heisman odds, they could really be on the radar this December. This fight between the top two running backs in the NCAA makes for a great story when it comes to who will win the Heisman.