With the Heisman ballot almost ready to be submitted (I'm not allowed to reveal my choices till after the ceremony per Heisman rules), here are the five guys I am considering for my official ballot in alphabetical order.
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Jake Browning, Washington, QB
He threw the most TDs of any Power 5 QB (42) and only threw seven INTs. But he was shaky down the stretch. First, against USC in a home loss and then in the rout of CU in the Pac-12 Title Game, where he went 9-of-24 for just 118 yards.
D'Onta Foreman, Texas, RB
He did just about everything humanly possible to keep Charlie Strong in Austin. Foreman didn't have a single bad game and ended up with over 2,000 yards in 11 games. He rumbled for 923 yards in four November games. No other Power 5 RB came within 400 yards of him this season.
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Lamar Jackson, Louisville, QB
Yes, he stumbled down the stretch in the last two games, but his lead was so large, has anyone made a big enough move to overtake him? Jackson has 21 rushing TDs to go with a 30-9 TD-INT ratio.
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Baker Mayfield, OU, QB
I had Dede Westbrook as my top Heisman candidate from OU last week, but after seeing him get knocked out in the first half of the Bedlam game and how it was Mayfield who piloted the Sooners to a victory in a rainy, sloppy day with plenty of help from the run game in the second half, I'm going with Mayfield. He's much better than he was last year -- making better decisions and getting rid of the ball quicker. His 38-8 TD-INT ratio is outstanding, as is his nation-leading 71 percent completion rate.
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Deshaun Watson, Clemson, QB
He hasn't had quite the season I expected he would have. As I've said before, his INTs (15) give me pause and his TD-INT ratio vs ranked teams is 14-10 -- but he did heat up down the stretch, completing 76 percent of his passes in November. His passing numbers are actually pretty similar to last year's, although he has run for about half as many yards as he did in 2015. But there is no other QB in the country who I think could give Alabama more problems.