Here's my early 2010 Heisman Contender List:
1. Mark Ingram, Alabama
Mark Ingram was the first Alabama player ever to win the trophy this year. Expect him to be in the hunt again. He should have a huge year again in 2010, and he has a chance to be the second repeat Heisman winner (Archie Griffith)
2. Kellen Moore, Boise State
Kellen Moore led the nation in passing efficiency and threw over 40 TD passes. Look for Boise State (the youngest team in the nation) led by Moore, to be the first non-BCS team to compete for the National Title. Kellen Moore should have a huge year in 2010.
3. Stephen Garcia, South Carolina
Shocker! I watched South Carolina numerous times in 2009, and I must say, Garcia really impressed me. He threw for 2,700 yards and 17 TD's, with only 9 picks. South Carolina will compete for the SEC East in 2010, and Garcia will be a big part of it. Look for Spurrier to revitalize his Gamecock offense, and his quarterback having a huge year.
4. Robert Griffin, Baylor
Robert was expected to have a big year for Baylor in 2009 before an early season injury sidelined him for the year. Look for Griffin to have a big year for the Bears lighting up the scoreboard with his arm, and his feet.
5. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech
Ryan Williams had a phenomenal year for the Hokies as a freshman, running for over 1,500 yards and 19 TD's. Look for the Hokies to win the ACC next year with Williams leading the way along with a Heisman campaign.
HEISMAN WINNER: Mark Ingram