Heisman Watch — Time to consider Kyle Trask a real contender

Welcome back to our weekly Heisman Check out for the 2020 school soccer period. All over the time, ESPN.com writers will vote on their top Heisman Trophy candidates.

To get the remaining rankings, we use the adhering to methodology: 13 voters, five votes each and every. Points method: 5 details for first-position votes, four points for 2nd-area votes, a few factors for third-position votes, two points for fourth-area votes and a person position for fifth-area votes.

Voters: Andrea Adelson, Kyle Bonagura, Bill Connelly, Heather Dinich, David M. Hale, Sam Khan Jr., Chris Very low, Harry Lyles Jr., Ryan McGee, Adam Rittenberg, Alex Scarborough, Tom VanHaaren, Dave Wilson

Total details: 48 (initially-spot votes: 7/13)

Noteworthy: Trask has been hanging around Heisman Watch all year, but for the 1st time this period, he tops it. That will take place when you have a sixth straight activity with 4-moreover passing TDs. Versus Arkansas previous Saturday, Trask tossed five 1st-fifty percent TDs and threw for 356 yards.

Quotable: “The extra accomplishment groups have at times, the a lot more unique awards arrive,” Florida coach Dan Mullen mentioned of Trask. “If we hold currently being prosperous as a team, we hold earning plays, he’s heading to have the prospect to get unique awards.”

Heisman odds: +350

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill

Whole details: 46 (very first-area votes: 2)

Notable: Jones and Alabama experienced their match versus LSU postponed for the reason that of COVID-19, which usually means Jones has not performed the very last two weekends. However, his résumé to this issue continues to be amazing — 16 TDs, just two interceptions and extra than 2,000 yards passing.

Quotable: “He just retains bettering. I have been so amazed by his deep-ball accuracy and skill to stand in the pocket and make throws beneath pressure. I failed to see him as a potential 1st-spherical pick last calendar year when he took over immediately after Tua Tagovailoa’s injuries, but he has produced his scenario so much as a result of six game titles.” — Mel Kiper

Heisman odds: +180

Whole points: 41 (very first-place votes: 3)

Notable: Fields was also off this earlier weekend right after Ohio State’s sport from Maryland was canceled due to the fact of a coronavirus outbreak in the Terrapins’ software. The absence of video games played could hinder Fields’ chances, but when on the field, he has carried out to the tune of 11 TDs and zero interceptions. His QBR of 96.4 is tops in the FBS.

Quotable: “There’s not substantially Fields can not do, and I’ve by now observed improvement from him in his pocket presence and capability to see the industry and go by way of his reads.” — Kiper

Heisman odds: +200

Overall details: 31 (first-place votes: 1)

Notable: Lawrence will return this 7 days right after missing Clemson’s preceding two online games simply because of a beneficial COVID-19 take a look at. He has additional of a hill to climb now, but was managing away with the award right before he had to sit out. He has 17 TDs through 5 game titles — nonetheless 10th in the FBS.

Quotable: “He has built some spotlight-reel throws and limited his mistakes. He would make it glimpse quick. Lawrence has almost everything NFL teams want in a starting up quarterback, from sizing to arm talent to the means to course of action reads and make the suitable throw.” — Kiper

Heisman odds: +200



Ohio State’s Justin Fields and BYU’s Zach Wilson go on to press for the Heisman. But Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond and Miami’s D’Eriq King be a part of the race soon after big 7 days 10 performances.

Full factors: 19 (first-position votes: )

Notable: Wilson retains regular in the No. 5 location and proceeds to put up significant figures for 8- BYU. His 22 TDs put him in a tie for fourth in the FBS, and he has thrown just two interceptions.

Quotable: “Wilson has been pinpoint exact to all amounts of the field and has confirmed to be just one of the ideal downfield passers in college soccer.” — Anthony Treash

Heisman odds: +2500

Others acquiring votes:

Total factors in parentheses: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama (4) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama (4) Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa (1) Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson (1)

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