Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State's Best Bet To Win The Heisman Is ...

Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State's Best Bet To Win The Heisman Is ...

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Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State's Best Bet To Win The Heisman Is ...


We’re getting all the preseason award watch lists starting to make their way out in the recesses of the internet so we decided to ask our writers who Ohio State’s most likely Heisman winner would be. It’s the topic of this week’s Buckeye Battle Cry.


Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State’s Best Bet To Win The Heisman Is …

The Heisman is perhaps the most coveted individual trophy in all of sports and Ohio State almost always has a player or two that has a shot at it annually.

But things have to break right. A player has to be put in the right position, have the stats to make voters’ eyes pop, and even get a little lucky here and there with injuries and spotlight games.

So who is this year’s best bet to be in the Heisman conversation for Ohio State? We asked that very question to our writers, and here’s what they had to say.

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By process of elimination, it’s Dwayne Haskins.

Let’s be honest: Ohio State has a wealth of talent at every position. At running back, JK Dobbins would ordinarily be a Heisman Trophy candidate, but he’ll almost certainly share carries with Mike Weber. Likewise, the Buckeye receiving corps is as deep as its ever been, making it hard for one player to stand out above all of the others. While some might consider Nick Bosa a Heisman Trophy candidate, the fact of the matter is that a defensive player simply cannot win the award.

That leaves Haskins as the only real threat to win the award. As the leader of the Buckeye offense which will rank among the nation’s best again this season he’ll get a long look from just about every Heisman voter. With a couple of big games, there’s no reason to think that he won’t be a finalist, especially if OSU is in the College Football Playoff race (as we expect).

Just remember that Braxton Miller called it first.

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