Adrian Peterson, Sr. - Oklahoma
- Will he stay of will he go? His return would equate
to an NFL starting RB playing in college.
2. Darren McFadden, Jr. - Arkansas
- A 2006 Heisman Invite. The system puts a great premium
on rushing - Advantage McFadden.
3. Steve Slaton, Jr. - West Virginia
- Expect another 1,500 plus rushing season in the Rodriguez
system. Will Pat White split his votes?
4. Brian Brohm, Sr. - Louisville
- Outside of Brennan, the best passing QB in college
football for 2007 if he chooses to stay.
5. Colt Brennan, Sr. - Hawai'i
- This is still a system with four WRs as the base set.
He may still get that passing TD record.
6. Ray Rice, Jr. - Rutgers
- A punishing runner. The plight of Rutgers will be
loaded on his back.
7. Mike Hart, Sr. - Michigan
- A proven injury free season in 2006 makes Hart and
Michigan a preseason favorite.
8. Ian Johnson, Jr. - Boise State
- He losses a ton of surrounding talent. His performance
in the Fiesta Bowl will be crucial.
9. Pat White, Jr. - West Virginia
- The best running QB in all of college football. His
passing skills continue to grow.
10. Marshawn Lynch, Sr. - California
- Making preseason Heisman lists for third time. Cal's
offense will be lethal.
11. Ted Ginn, Sr. - Ohio State
- Takes over for Troy Smith in terms of the Heisman
for Ohio State...if he comes back.
12. P.J. Hill, So. - Wisconsin
- The tradition of great RBs in Madison is set for years
13. Calvin Johnson, Sr. - Georgia
- Who can get him enough touches? Likely a Top Five
NFL Draft choice if he goes.
14. Erik Ainge, Sr. - Tennessee
- The best QB in the SEC in terms of making plays. JaMarcus
Russell may disagree.
15. Dwayne Jarrett, Sr. - Southern
- Much like Calvin Johnson, a likely NFL departure.
If not, USC is easily a choice for top billing.
16. Chad Henne, Sr. - Michigan
- His stats and performance improve each season. Just
win and Henne will be on the list at season's end.
17. Darius Walker, Sr. - Notre
- Time for the senior to carry the Irish load with the
QB situation unknown.
18. Mario Manningham, Jr. - Michigan
- Like Henne, just win and the he will get mentioned.
A longshot if Henne and Hart take the votes.
19. Yvenson Bernard, Sr. - Oregon
- Maybe the most unheralded RB on this list. Bernard
is legit and would start on most any team.
20. Jamaal Charles, Jr. - Texas
- Jamaal will take the sole limelight in Austin. His
OL loses a few key names.
21. Michael Bush, Sr. - Louisville
- A broken leg ended his '06 season early. He has a
redshirt season left if he chooses to stay.
22. JaMarcus Russell, Sr. - Louisiana
- His performance has been questioned in the big games.
He would be the difference in the SEC West.
23. Antonio Pittman, Sr. - Ohio
- A solid RB despite getting pushed by a younger teammate
in Chris Wells.
24. James Davis, Jr. - Clemson
- A former ACC Rookie of The Year. He and C.J. Spiller
will cause major problems for opponents.
25. Matt Grothe, So. - South
- The passing numbers have to grow by leaps and bounds
to be mentioned, but he sure can run.