Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliot Is Early Heisman Favorite

It seems as though Ohio State is already the favorite when it comes to the 2016 College Football Playoff. That helps when you have your pick from three NFL-quality quarterbacks. Their chances for getting back to the Playoff got a whole lot stronger on Wednesday afternoon when running back Ezekiel Elliot was picked to win the Heisman Trophy, according to College Spun.

Now, I know that it is way too early to pick a frontrunner for the trophy, but if they are going to pick anyone, Elliot is a superb selection. Elliot was the Offensive Most Valuable Player in the National Championship game after he rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns. If that isn’t preseason Heisman Trophy favorite-worthy, I don’t know what is.

ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported via Twitter the Top Ten Heisman Trophy Candidates and their odds of winning the trophy.

As a true junior, Ezekiel, barring injury, should head the Heisman trophy race all season long and with names like Leonard Fournette and Nick Chubb chasing him, there is a good chance we could have our first running back to win the prestigious award since Mark Ingram in 2009.

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