Clemson Tigers QB Deshaun Watson a Heisman candidate?

Deshaun Watson is one of the best quarterbacks in the nation and is currently a sophomore. He has been able to lead the Clemson Tigers to being the No. 1 team in the country at this stage of the season.

Now that his play has been picking up late in the season, Watson is beginning to be viewed as a Heisman Trophy candidate.

#Clemson QB Deshaun Watson has "Run" to the front of the line in the Heisman Trophy race.

— Will Vandervort (@steelerwill) November 17, 2015

Throughout the 2015 college football season, Watson has put up big numbers both through the air and on the ground. He is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the game and has legitimate NFL potential looking ahead to the future.

Clemson is lucky to have him and Dabo Swinney’s job is much easier with that type of a talent under center.

Watson has completed 70.1 percent of his passes this season for 2,593 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has also picked up 598 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

Are those numbers good enough to take over the top spot in the Heisman rankings? Probably not, but he is certainly positioning himself to have a chance in the last couple of weeks.

There aren’t many quarterbacks who are capable of making the type of athletic plays that Watson has.

Expect to see Watson continue his impressive play over the next few weeks and to see him work his way up into the rankings. Leonard Fournette and Derrick Henry are currently at the top of the rankings, but they aren’t untouchable. Both of them have had a couple rough games this season.

If Clemson makes a run into the College Football Playoff with Watson leading the way, he will definitely have a chance.

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