After the Heisman Trophy voters were allowed to cast ballots for freshmen in 2012, redshirt freshmen Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies and Jameis Winston of the Florida State Seminoles have claimed the award in back-to-back seasons. It seems that redshirts can be worth their weight in gold, and their value will be inflated for the Southeastern Conference in 2014.
This one-and-done mentality has created high expectations for the coming year. With as much talent and experience as the SEC is losing to both graduation and the NFL draft, underclassmen will be counted on to shoulder an unusually high amount of the burden in the coming season.
Might the next Heisman winner once again step foot onto the college gridiron for the first time this season? Let's review some of the redshirts most likely to make a huge impact on the conference in 2014.