With college football kick off right aro.und the corner, and after all the transfer portals have been cleared, college football teams are learning there depth charts and who will be there next big stars.
Just two years ago, Jalen Hurts was leading the Alabama Crimsontide to the national championship, only to loose his starting job to a freshman (Tua Tagovailoa) in the final moments of the championship game. Transfering to Oklahoma, Hurts is expected to put up better numbers then he did at Alabama given the offesive scheme of the Oklahoma Sooners.
Khalil Tate was the next human highlight reel, passing and running for touchdowns with ease, Tate looked like he couldnt be stopped at times. As a freshman Khalil Tate was matching stride for stride th scoring abilities of Lousiville's Lamar Jackson who went on to win the Heisman in 2016, and is now the starting quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens. Injuries held Tate down but he looks to have another break out season given his ability to create explosive plays.
Adrian Martinez had an outstanding freshman year in Scott Frosts system. Going into year two, Martinez looks to better his understand of the game, cut down on mistakes, and take the next step forward in becoming Scott Frosts next great Heisman hopefull.
JT Daniels, looks to improve on already steller individual seasons, holding him back from taking the next step in becoming noticed in the Heisman race is USC has struggled to compete at the highest level. After signing a recruiting class that added several playmakers around Daniels, Look for him to have a Breakout year, and become a national front runner for the Heisman Trophy.
Playing on the best team with arguably the offense, Travis Etienne will put up great numbers both in th run and passing game. He showed in 2018 that he was able to put Clemson on his shoulders and carry a heavy workload when starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence went down with a concussion. With playmakers on the outside (Justyn Ross and Amari Rodgers) look for Etienne to rack up plenty of scrimmage yards in between the tackles.
A shifty powerback with breakaway speed out of Wisconsin, Jonathan Taylor looks to rack up stats in a run heavy offense. Winner of the 2018 Doak Walker Award as a Sophomore, the award is given to the best running back in college football, Taylor looks to increase his production as a Junior and gain the Heisman Trophy Award, before declaring for the NFL draft.
The home town kid, Sam Ehlinger brings passion and leadership to his Texas Longhorns, with the heart to sacrifice his body for a win. In 2018 Sam Ehlinger became just the sixth power five quarterback to throw for at least 25 touchdowns and rush for at least 15 in the same season, the other five to do so, just so happened to win the Heisman Trophy Award in there college careers. ( Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel, Marcus Mariota, and Lamar Jackson.) Sam Ehlinger brings a determined approach to the Texas Longhorns offense.
Justin Herbert turned down the NFL to return to Oregon for his senior season, (Possibly the number one overall pick), showing he can make all the throws with precise accuracy, and a strong arm, Herbert stuggled in 2018 at no fault of his own. Lack of playmakers, with the exeption of Dillon Mitchell, (now a Minnesotta Viking), Herbert looks to reclaim his offensive strides with young but promising group of widerecievers. During the spring workouts and the spring game, Herbert found a new go to target in 6'6" WR transfer out of Penn State, Juwan Johnson. Oregon returns arguably the best Offesive line in the county, allowing Herbert to have plenty of time to get the ball out to his playmakers.
The greatest quarterback in recent memory to play for Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa put up outstanding numbers in 2018, only to come up one game short of becoming a two time national champion. Tagovailoa may have the best wide reciever as well in Jerry Jeudy, look for huge numbers from this QB/WR tandem.
Leading Clemson to a perfect and all-time best 15-0 record, finishing off the season by dismantling Alabama's daunting defense in the National Championship, Trevor Lawrence returns to Clemson for his Sophomore season leading what could be even a better offense then we saw a year ago. Returning one of the best offensive lines, and a young but athletic group of wide recievers, and a running back in Travis Etienne, who is also a Heisman Trophy canidate, Lawrence has the chance to put up unbelievable numbers, and once again achieving a flawless record in the ACC.