Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Top Ten Heisman Trophy Contenders for 2010

The Heisman Trophy is most prestigious individual award to win in college football and possible in all of sports. It has the ability to change one young man’s life forever. Here are my top ten contenders for the award this season.

1. RB Mark Ingram, Alabama
Ingram is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy again, and he will be playing for the number one ranked team when the season opens. But there only has been one back to back winner and that was Ohio State’s Archie Griffin back in 1974 & 1975. Also Trent Richardson will take some carries away from him as well.

2009 Stats: 1,658 rushing yard 17 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions for 334 yards and 3 touchdowns.

2. QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
Arkansas will be a better overall football team this season, he plays in the SEC; he has a big arm and some good weapons around him, all points to him having a Heisman run in him. The only issue will be Arkansas needs to be one of the better teams in college football for him to get the hype he needs to win the award.

2009 Stats: 3,627 passing yards 30 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions.

3. QB Jake Locker, Washington
Locker is one of the best overall athletes in college football, the issue is that his team only won five games last year and be a Heisman Trophy winner you have to lead your team to more victories. Washington has a more experienced offensive line and some veteran receivers from him to throw to this year and the team should win more games then five.

2009 Stats: 2,800 passing yards 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. 388 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns.

4. QB Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State
Pryor is a great overall athlete and finished last season with a great Rose Bowl game and comes into the season as the established quarterback on a top five ranked team, all good signings to be an early favorite for the Heisman.

2009 Stats: 2,094 passing yards 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. 779 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns.

5. QB Kellen Moore, Boise State
Boise State will be one of top rank teams coming into this season and Moore is a huge reason for that. He finished 7th in last years Heisman voting, and could earn a trip to New York this year.

2009 Stats: 3,536 passing yards 39 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions.

6. QB Case Keenum, Houston
Keenum had a huge season last year, the nation’s leading passer who threw for 5,000 yards for the second consecutive season. He had plenty of Heisman consideration last season, and if the team does well again he will this season as well.

2009 Stats: 5,671 passing yards 44 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

7. QB Jacory Harris, Miami
Harris showed last season he has the ability to be a big time quarterback. With a game at Ohio State early in the season, he will have his chance to make his Heisman moment with a big win and if he plays great. Even if Miami loss there he should have them in contention for the ACC title and a BCS bowl game.

2009 Stats: 3,352 passing yards 24 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

8. RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State
Rodgers is a big time talent and if Oregon State can mange to compete for the Pac 10 title and trip to the Rose Bowl again like they did last year then Rodgers has a good shot of making it to New York.

2009 Stats: 1,440 rushing yard 21 rushing touchdowns, 78 receptions for 522 yards and 1 touchdown.

9. QB Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M
Johnson is a very talented quarterback and has a chance to be the number one pick in next years NFL Draft, but to win the Heisman he needs to have Texas A&M competing for the Big 12 title and needs to beat Oklahoma or Texas and possible both.

2009 Stats: 3,579 passing yards 30 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. 506 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns.

10. RB Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh
Last year, Lewis as a freshman finished third in the nation in total rushing yards. He will be a sophomore this season and the last three Heisman winners have been sophomores when they won it, so it is a possibility.

2009 Stats: 1,799 rushing yard 17 rushing touchdowns, 25 receptions for 189 yards and 1 touchdown.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2011 NFL Draft: S’s

1. Deunta Williams, North Carolina
2. Chris Culliver, South Carolina
3. Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
4. Tejay Johnson, TCU
5. Mark LeGree, Appalachian State
6. Jaiquawn Jarrett, Temple
7. Tejay Johnson, TCU
8. Brian Lainhart, Kent State
9. Troy Woolfolk, Michigan
10. Anthony Leon, Arkansas

1. Rahim Moore, UCLA
2. Will Hill, Florida
3. Robert Sands, West Virginia
4. Blake Gideon, Texas
5. Drew McAllister, USC

1. DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson
2. Eric Hagg, Nebraska
3. Jermale Hines, Ohio State
4. Jay Valai, Wisconsin
5. Shiloh Keo, Idaho
6. Duke Ihenacho, San Jose State
7. Dom DeCicco, Pittsburgh
8. Jeron Johnson, Boise State
9. Jasper Simmons, Missouri
10. Davonte Shannon, Buffalo


1. Mark Barron, Alabama
2. Karnell Hatcher, LSU
3. Charles Mitchell, Mississippi State
4. Michael Williams, Michigan
5. Tony Dye, UCLA

2011 NFL Draft: CB’s

1. Ras-I Dowling, Virginia
2. Kendric Burney, North Carolina
3. Curtis Brown, Texas
4. Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
5. Rashad Carmichael, Virginia Tech
6. Davon House, New Mexico State
7. Charles Brown, North Carolina
8. Chykie Brown, Texas
9. Mario Butler, Georgia Tech
10. Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State
11. Chris L. Rucker, Michigan State
12. Marcus Gilchrist, Clemson
13. Devon Torrence, Ohio State
14. James Dockery, Oregon State
15. Brandon Hogan, West Virginia

Korey Lindsey, Southern Illinois
Cortez Allen, Citadel
Justin Rogers, Richmond
Chris Harris, Kansas

1. Patrick Peterson, LSU
2. Brandon Harris, Miami (Fla.)
3. Aaron Williams, Texas
4. Cameron Chism, Maryland
5. Javes Lewis, Oregon
6. Janoris Jenkins, Florida
7. Brandon Boykin, Georgia
8. Neiko Thorpe, Auburn
9. Chase Minnifield, Virginia
10. T.J. Bryant, USC

2011 NFL Draft: ILB’s

1. Greg Jones, Michigan State
2. Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
3. Kelvin Sheppard, LSU
4. Casey Matthews, Oregon
5. Alex Wujciak, Maryland
6. Mike Mohamed, California
7. Josh Bynes, Auburn
8. Obi Ezeh, Michigan
9. Greg Lloyd, Connecticut
10. Mario Harvey, Marshall
11. Kendall Smith, Florida State
12. Brian Smith, Notre Dame
13. Derrell Smith, Syracuse
14. Nick Bellore, Central Michigan
15. Ben Jacobs, Fresno State

Alex DiMichele, Robert Morris
Brian Duncan, Texas Tech
Noah Keller, Ohio
Cobrani Mixon, Kent State

1. Don'ta Hightower, Alabama
2. Chris Galippo, USC
3. Barquell Rivers, Virginia Tech
4. Brandon Maye, Clemson
5. Tank Carder, TCU
6. Marcus Dowtin, Georgia
7. Will Ebner, Missouri
8. Korey Williams, Southern Mississippi
9. Etienne Sabino, Ohio State
10. Carmen Messina, New Mexico

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2011 NFL Draft: OLB’s

1. Bruce Carter, North Carolina
2. Von Miller, Texas A&M
3. Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut
4. Michael Morgan, USC
5. Chris Walker, Tennessee
6. Mark Herzlich, Boston College
7. Nate Irving, North Carolina State
8. Wayne Daniels, TCU
9. Colin McCarthy, Miami (Fla.)
10. Malcolm Smith, USC
11. A.J. Jones, Florida
12. Ross Homan, Ohio State
13. Brad Jefferson, Georgia Tech
14. Kenny Rowe, Oregon
15. J.T. Thomas, West Virginia

Elijah Joseph, Temple
Eric McBride, Richmond
Bani Gbadyu, Penn State
K.J. Wright, Mississippi State

1. Travis Lewis, Oklahoma
2. Akeem Ayers, UCLA
3. Zach Brown, North Carolina
4. Nigel Bradham, Florida State
5. Adrian Robinson, Temple
6. Emmanuel Acho, Texas
7. Jerry Franklin, Arkansas
8. Manny Abreu, Rutgers
9. Jerrell Harris, Alabama
10. Andrew Sweat, Ohio State

2011 NFL Draft: DT's

1. Allen Bailey, Miami U.
2. Marvin Austin, North Carolina
3. Jerrell Powe, Mississippi
4. Stephen Paea, Oregon State
5. Kendrick Ellis, Hampton
6. Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson
7. Adrian Taylor, Oklahoma
8. Drake Nevis, LSU
9. Lawrence Marsh, Florida
10. Phil Taylor, Baylor
11. Mike Blanc, Auburn
12. Colby Whitlock, Texas Tech
13. Saia Falahola, Arizona State
14. Martin Parker, Richmond
15. Ian Williams, Notre Dame

Chris Neild, West Virginia
Ernie Hodge, Ohio
Ollie Ogbu, Penn State
Isaako Aaitui, UNLV

1. Jurrell Casey, USC
2. Jared Crick, Nebraska
3. Lawrence Guy, Arizona State
4. Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati
5. Tydreke Powell, North Carolina
6. Marcus Forston, Miami (Fla.)
7. DeAngelo Tyson, Georgia
8. Brandon Thompson, Clemson
9. Jaye Howard, Florida
10. Myles Caragein, Pittsburgh

2011 NFL Draft: DE’s

1. Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh
2. Cameron Heyward, Ohio State
3. Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
4. Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma
5. Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State
6. Sam Acho, Texas
7. Cliff Matthews, South Carolina
8. Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
9. Pierre Allen, Nebraska
10. Anthony Egbuniwe, Georgia Tech
11. Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh
12. Craig Marshall, South Florida
13. Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State
14. Ricky Elmore, Arizona
15. Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State

Markus White, Florida State
Christian Anthony, Grambling
Jonathan Freeny, Rutgers
DeQuin Evans, Kentucky

1. Robert Quinn, North Carolina
2. Marcell Dareus, Alabama
3. Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson
4. Jack Crawford, Penn State
5. Frank Alexander, Oklahoma
6. Tom Keiser, Stanford
7. Matt Conrath, Virginia
8. Ryan Van Bergen, Michigan
9. Quinton Coples, North Carolina
10. Justin Houston, Georgia

Monday, May 3, 2010

2011 NFL Draft: OC's & OG's

1. Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State
2. Kristofer O'Dowd, USC
3. Ryan McMahon, Florida State
4. Colin Baxter, Arizona
5. Daniel Wenger, Notre Dame
6. Zane Taylor, Utah
7. Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU
8. Chase Beeler, Stanford
9. Joe Bernardi, Fresno State
10. Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech

1. Justin Boren, Ohio State
2. Michael Pouncey, Florida
3. Rodney Hudson, Florida State
4. John Moffitt, Wisconsin
5. Orlando Franklin, Miami (FL)
6. Benjamin Ijalana, Villanova
7. Stephen Schilling, Michigan
8. Zach Hurd, Connecticut
9. Andrew Jackson, Fresno State
10. John Bender, Nevada

2011 NFL Draft: OT’s

1. Nate Solder, Colorado
2. Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
3. Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
4. Lee Ziemba, Auburn
5. Marcus Cannon, TCU
6. Jason Pinkston, Pittsburgh
7. Joseph Barksdale, LSU
8. Clint Boling, Georgia
8. Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
10. Jah Reid, UCF
11. Jarriel King, South Carolina
12. Kyle Hix, Texas
13. Carl Johnson, Florida
14. Rob McGill, Louisiana Tech
15. Tray Allen, Texas


Johnny Culbreath, South Carolina State
Will Rackley, Lehigh
Michael Arndt, North Dakota State
D.J. Scott, East Carolina

1. Matt Reynolds, BYU
2. Mike Adams, Ohio State
3. Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech
4. Nate Potter, Boise State
5. Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin
6. Andrew Datko, Florida State
7. Tyron Smith, USC
8. Ryan Miller, Colorado
9. Dan Hoch, Missouri
10. Brice Schwab, Arizona State