Winning the Heisman Trophy is about more than just talent and individual statistics.
You need to be in the national spotlight and ideally need to be competing for the national championship. Your teammates can cost you the crown in a single game, a season can go down the drain in a single play, and the nation can turn their attention elsewhere in a heartbeat.
The Heisman is not just an award for college football's best annual player; it's a popularity contest, and being part of a great team can only make you more popular.
There might be better players out there, but it's whoever has the most exposure, projects himself in the best light to the Heisman voters, and presents the ideal blend of individual dominance and team success.
So lets take a trip into the future to 2013 and begin some early Heisman campaigns for a few of the top talents from the 2011 recruiting class.