We are less than 24 hours away from the kickoff of college football (Sorry Cal/Hawaii), so let’s look at trophies. The biggest trophy of all is the Heisman. There is an A.C.C. player that will eventually take home the hardware.
“Deshaun Watson will win the Heisman Trophy in 2016, and it’s not even close.”
There are several candidates in the A.C.C. alone, but Watson will ultimately deliver the trophy back to Clemson. Watson might be the most complete QB since Andrew Luck to play football in the college game. He put Clemson in a position to win a national championship against Alabama with minimal help. Take the onside kick away, and Dabo is still twerking, or dabbing, not sure what those herky jerky convulsions actually were. Watson is bigger than one expects, and plays huge. Clemson has some tough matchups, but the benefit of a national stage will only help Watson in his quest for the Heisman.
If Watson can get any help, it’s his trophy to lose. I don’t see Fournette getting enough carries, and the “also rans” don’t particularly excite me. If anyone in the A.C.C. can compete with Watson, it most assuredly will be Dalvin Cook from Florida State. His track record of injury makes me take pause, but he might win the national rushing title if healthy. Watson is going to be taken with the first overall pick in the 2017 N.F.L. draft, and he will post monster stats in 2016.