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.
Heisman odds: Elliott 6-1 Fournette 15-2 Boykin/Chubb/Prescott 8-1 C.Jones/Kessler 12-1 Golson 14-1 Henry 16-1 Perkins 18-1 via @BovadaLV
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) May 20, 2015
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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