2. RB Jonathan Taylor, Jr. Wisconsin
A finalist two years ago, he followed up his amazing freshman season with an even better sophomore campaign.
The team wasn’t as strong, and he had an issue with fumbles in key spots, but he ran for 1,989 yards and 15 touchdowns before the Pinstripe Bowl against Miami on the way to winning the Doak Walker award.
If he has one more season around the 2,000-yard mark, all of a sudden the buzz will start to build around staying for one more year and pushing for Ron Dayne’s NCAA record 7,125 rushing yards.
But first, he has to keep it all going, and to win the Heisman, the fumbles have to stop.
He was stuffed by Northwestern in a brutal performance, but other than that, he ran for over 100 yards against everyone else, including a brilliant 321-yard, three-touchdown day in the overtime win over Purdue. There’s more of that coming.
Behind what should be another great Badger offensive front, and with an almost-certain improved passing game to take some of the pressure off, JayT 23 should be JayT2K.