Quarterbacks highlighted the SEC’s post-spring Heisman hopefuls last year, and the picture looks much different this year.
The SEC landed seven players on Heisman Pundit’s annual post-spring watch list, and six of the seven are running backs, with Auburn’s Nick Marshall as the only non-running back listed.
The seven represent five different teams: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia and South Carolina. Many would agree on the consensus of Mike Davis, Todd Gurley, Nick Marshall and TJ Yeldon being on the watch list. However, Arkansas’ Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams and Alabama’s Derrick Henry are three wild cards.
Teams usually have to be in the championship picture in order for players to hoist the award. That will be the equally talented Alex Collins’ and Jonathan Williams’ biggest challenge. The hype surrounding Derrick Henry is busting at the seams, and we’ve only really seen Henry for one game against Oklahoma. But, man, was he a tank.
Here are the seven Heisman watch-listers from the SEC:
- Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas (SO)
- Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina (JR)
- Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia (JR)
- Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama (SO)
- Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn (SR)
- Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas (JR)
- TJ Yeldon, RB, Alabama (JR)
Here’s the full list of Heisman hopefuls.
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