Heisman Projections: Week 7

My prediction for winner? It's not Lawrence, it's not Fields it's........



#5 Sam Howell- For some reason QB Sam Howell has slipped from the Heisman conversation, despite his Tar Heels being undefeated and number 5 in the country. Howell's current 2:1 TD:INT ratio may be causing some to overlook his otherwise excellent performances, particularly the recent battle against #19 VT. Look for Sam Howell to garner more buzz after UNC blows out Florida State this coming week.


#4 Jaylen Waddle- The Alabama star wideout has been extremely prolific in the Tide's first three games and continues to gain favor with QB Mac Jones. Waddle has recorded over a hundred yards in each game thus far and is averaging over 16 yards per catch. If the Tide continue to roll then perhaps Mac Jones makes an appearance on this list, but for now, his main target is the sole Bama representative.


#3 Kyle Trask- Should the Florida defense improve, Kyle Trask will win the Heisman. Despite a loss to Texas A&M, Trask played outstanding and his bid for the Heisman has not slowed down. Recording 996 yards for 14 TDs with a completion rate of almost 72% is Joe Burrow like. I made this comparison after Trask's opening performance against Ole Miss and I still believe that year 1 to year 2 improvement for Kyle Trask resembles that of last year's Heisman winner.


#2 Justin Fields- Fields has yet to play a single game, but, based off of last year's performance, he looks like the best person to challenge Trevor Lawrence's current Heisman hegemony. The Buckeyes have an abbreviated season, so fewer opportunities to showcase Fields talent. It'll be interesting to see how the Playoff committee handles Big 10 teams as extra games could give Justin Fields the edge in a tight Heisman contest.


#1 Trevor Lawrence- The Clemson Quarterback has been nothing short of stellar through four contests. After a huge win versus #7 Miami this week, Lawrence's odds to win the Heisman have skyrocketed. He looks every bit the part of a first overall pick next year as his poise and gamesmanship have earned him such high praise. This season he as already amassed 1,140 passing yards, 10 passing TDs and 4 rushing TDs without an INT. He must keep up this pace if he wants to remain ahead of the returning Justin Fields however.

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