The Heisman Trophy is supposed to be given to the best player in college football. In reality, it often goes to one of the best and most popular skill position players, usually a quarterback or running back, playing on a highly ranked team. Defensive players, offensive linemen and good players on bad teams need not apply.
If the Heisman truly did go to the best player, these guys would be on the watch lists.
JAKE LONG, OT, Michigan - A Joe Thomas-type who'll be the first player drafted next April from a very talented Michigan offense.
CALAIS CAMPBELL, DE, Miami - The Hurricanes' struggles last season overshadowed a heck of year by Campbell, who might be the best defensive player in the country this season.
RYAN TORAIN, RB, Arizona State - Ran for 1,229 yards last season, and most outside Tempe had no idea. NFL scouts, however, did notice the 6-foot-1, 215-pounder.
EARL BENNETT, WR, Vanderbilt - Just 48 catches away from becoming the SEC's career leader, he had 82 grabs for 1,146 yards last season, which wasn't even good enough to be a third-team AP All-American.
DAN CONNOR, LB, Penn State - The worst-kept secret in State College last year was that Connor outplayed two-time All-American Paul Posluszny.
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