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Jake Waters, QB, Kansas State
Waters battled with Daniel Sams last year for the starting job and the two split time. But after an electrifying performance in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Michigan, along with Sams' transfer, the job in the Little Apple is solely Waters'.
Waters has a great arm, but his decision-making ability is suspect at times. He has one of the best receivers nationwide in Tyler Lockett, though, who could boost his chances.
Johnathan Gray, RB, Texas
Texas has the best three-headed monster at running back in the country with Gray, Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron. However, Gray stands out among them as the most talented.
What could very well hinder Gray's candidacy is the fact that he has to split carries with Brown and Bergeron. But if he racks up enough carries, his numbers could stand out and earn him an invite to New York.
Davis Webb, QB, Texas Tech
If there ever was a program to rack up huge numbers through the air, it's Texas Tech. That almost automatically puts Davis Webb at least into the conversation.
For Webb to be a serious candidate for the Heisman Trophy, the Red Raiders will not only have to put up gaudy offensive numbers, but win at a high level. Otherwise, Webb is just another product of the spread offense system.