Mark Ingram, Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III all won Heismans in the past three years after not entering the season as a favorite to take home the trophy. KC Joyner offers up seven candidates to follow in their footsteps in 2012.
ESPN Insider KC Joyner writes that Baylor QB Robert Griffin III has better numbers and more time in a pro-style offense than Cam Newton. Given his potential landing spots, he could have a better rookie season than Newton.
ESPN Insider KC Joyner looks inside the race for the NFL's Rookie of the Year award. While many have already made up their minds that Cam Newton should be the winner, KC writes that another rookie QB has performed better.
KC Joyner produces his 2011 fantasy rankings, by position and overall, examining remaining opponents to determine who gains (Eli Manning, Reggie Bush) and loses (Cam Newton, Steven Jackson) value based on upcoming matchups.
KC Joyner writes that while Tim Tebow doesn't have the physical tools of Cam Newton, he has intangibles and other qualities Newton doesn't possess. He lays out a game plan for Tebow to be as good as Newton.
KC Joyner lists eight off-the-radar Heisman candidates, including a couple of defensive players who have the chance to work their way into the race. Three promising QBs appear on the verge of Heisman-caliber seasons, as well.