Dylan Callaghan-Croley: QB Trace McSorley – Penn State
In all reality, the Heisman trophy over the past decade or so has been a quarterback award and I think that trend continues. When breaking down the quarterbacks that have a chance at winning it this season, I truly only see two quarterbacks who can put up the numbers to do so. Penn State’s Trace McSorley and West Virginia’s Will Grier. After deliberating about it for several whole minutes, I decided to go with McSorley simply because I think PSU will have a more successful season and in Heisman voting that does matter. I think the effect of everyone watching closely early on to see if he can live without Saquon Barkley in his backfield will also be a key storyline in his Heisman case.
Anthony Hartwig: RB Bryce Love – Stanford
He is the best running back in the nation, and he will get his touches. The runner up last year and I expect him to make that final push to win it this year.
Lee Cagle: RB Cam Akers – Florida State
Cam Akers from FSU is my prediction for the Heisman. After his freshman season rushing for over 1,000 yards and new coach Willie Taggert bringing a new look for the Seminole offense, Akers should shine, and the Seminoles will shine with him.
Mitch Green: QB Trace McSorley – Penn State
Quarterbacks have been the trend over the past few years, and I see it continuing this season. McSorley and the Penn State deep passing game are fully unleashed, leading to terrific statistics and only one loss in the B10 championship.
Blake Silvers: RB Bryce Love – Stanford
Finishing second to Baker Mayfield last season, I always give the odds to the runner up, assuming they have another season to play. If Stanford can get the wins to stay in the spotlight and Love can be as productive as he was in 2017, there’s no reason he shouldn’t snag the trophy.