Heisman Trophy 2016: Top five candidates from the SEC

2. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

It is hard to say that Chubb wouldn’t have been in New York and possibly would have won the award last year if not for a near career-ending knee injury. He had a fantastic freshman season replacing the injured Todd Gurley and was on his way to an even better season in 2015.

He seems to be almost 100-percent and you can expect him to compete for the Heisman Trophy this year. After rushing for 747 yards and a nation-leading 8.1 yards per carry in just six games, the Bulldogs could break their 30-plus year streak without a Heisman winner in 2015.

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