Buckeye Battle Cry: Will Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins Be A Heisman Finalist

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Buckeye Battle Cry: Will Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins Be A Heisman Finalist

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Buckeye Battle Cry: Will Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins Be A Heisman Finalist


It’s another Friday and you know what that means. It’s our weekly Buckeye Battle Cry roundtable where our staff weighs in on hot Buckeye topics. This week, we ask the writers to declare whether Dwayne Haskins will be in New York at the end of the year for the Heisman ceremony.


In spring practice, the main question surrounding the Ohio State football team was whether Dwayne Haskins or Joe Burrow would be the new starter under center to take the baton from J.T. Barrett. Then Burrow air-lifted out of the program to start at LSU.

That answered that question more or less.

Then, in fall camp, the question moved to whether Haskins could lead this team and make them a serious threat for some really, really big things. We are now two weeks into the season — going on three — and Haskins has looked like a real contender and threat to win the Heisman.

The obvious caveats apply here about it being so early in the season and the level of competition, etc., but we decided to put our staff on the spot and ask them if Dwayne Haskins will be in New York as a Heisman finalist when it’s all said and done.

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Two games in and the hype train is chugging down the tracks. And somewhat deservedly so.

Albeit, against mediocre competition, Haskins has looked the part of Heisman worthy conversation. Of course, we’re going to know a lot more after Saturday night.

As of this point, I’m going to say yes, Dwayne Haskins will be invited to New York as a Heisman finalist. And here’s why…

Ohio State is loaded with talent, which we all know. But this is the first time in recent memory that the Bucks have been this stockpiled at the wideout position, and at every spot. The deep threats are there, as well as guys who aren’t afraid to go over the middle. A great group of receivers can make a quarterback look even better than what he already is.

Haskins also has two 1000 yard backs lining up behind him. This is a nightmare for defenses to plan for as both have to be given equal respect. Focus on one and the other will gash you.

Haskins has also shown he can put the ball on a dime. I get it, nobody is mistaking Oregon State and Rutgers for Alabama  or Clemson. However, over the last two weeks, Haskins has thrown some of the most catchable balls I’ve seen since the Joe Germaine days.

We’ll see what he can do under duress in the next few weeks, but so far, Dwayne Haskins has been better than anyone could’ve hoped for. That will keep the Buckeyes in the national conversation and earn him a trip to the Big Apple in December.

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