The Heisman race has tightened over the last few week’s; the question now is, did anybody do enough to catch Louisville QB Lamar Jackson? Let’s take a look at our final standings.
1). Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville Cardinals
I believe that Jackson holds on to win the Heisman. Jackson put up some phenomenal stats through most of the season. Things got quite rocky for the Cardinals star in the last month of the season. He built such a big lead that I think he is safe, especially when you consider that 9% of voters had turned their ballots in by last week. His stats were fantastic this season.
2). Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson Tigers
Watson was one of the favorites entering the year, while his team made the playoffs they seemed to sleepwalk through much of the season. Watson has stepped up his play over the last month and has put the Tigers on his back and carried them to the finish line. The difference between Jackson and Watson were the stats Jackson put up on the ground compared to Watson. Watson’s stats were phenomenal this season.
3). Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma Sooners
A slow start to the season doomed Mayfield early on. Losses to Houston and Oklahoma killed his candidacy. Since those two losses, he has played as well as any quarterback in the country. Check these passing stats out.
4). DeDe Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma Sooners
Dede Westbrook could be the first wide receiver to earn a Heisman invite since Amari Cooper did so three years ago in 2013. Westbrook has 74 catches for 1,465 yards and 16 touchdowns, including four catches for 111 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State before leaving the game in the second quarter after taking a big hit over the middle. His touchdown grab was an unbelievable 69-yarder that included a ridiculous move on an Oklahoma State defender.