This is without a doubt the best preseason crop of Heisman Trophy candidates we have ever seen. In this class we have two previous Heisman winners (Tebow, and Bradford) and have at least three others that have a legitimate shot at the trophy. Today Handicapper Craig Trapp of CT SPORTS PICKS will break down the top 5 favorites and give you his preseason pick to win the Heisman Trophy.
Tim Tebow (+200): Florida Gator fans are lucky to have back the 2007 Heisman trophy and now he is going for his 3rd National Championship and his 2nd Heisman. Florida was much more balanced last year and it really hurt Tebow's chances at winning the Heisman. For him to win this year he will need to rush the ball for more yards and touchdowns. No betting value at this price so definitely is a play against.
Sam Bradford (+250): Last years Heisman winner is looking to improve on his record breaking year. This team has lost several of Sam's key weapons will make it a little more difficult to put up the ridiculous numbers again. Also might be up against it as the voters don't usually vote for the same player two years in a row. Stay away and play against Bradford as there is no wagering value at this price.
Colt McCoy (+250): The best stats of any player last year returns for his Senior season and is out to prove that he is the best QB in the BIG 12 and College Football. The leading rusher on his team was a surprise stat but shows how important he was to this Longhorns team. But either way not sure he can repeat that great season and at less than 3-1 can't bet him at the short price.
Terrell Pryor (+750): Much is expected for this young spread offense QB. Not sure that he has the passing capabilities to win this years heisman. He will have to really improve his all around stats if he is to beat this deep talented group of Heisman candidates. Think the hype has pushed down the value here really should be about +1000.
CJ Spiller (+2000):Without a doubt the most explosive RB returning to college for 2009. Love his multi faceted attributes his stats will be good enough to win the Heisman. Will need help from his team in the win category if he is going to pull off the huge upset. But either way love his betting value at this longshot price.
Without a doubt should be a very interesting Heisman Race all of 2009. The top 4 will be very tough to beat but taking Spiller at 20-1 is a really good pick. Also another super longshot is Dez Bryant who is over 50-1 currently.