DE Chase Young, Ohio State
Why Chase Young Should Win The Heisman: Despite missing two games with a strange suspension, he still led the nation in sacks, coming up with two more than the next top pass rushers. He finished tied for fourth in tackles for loss and was second in forced fumbles.
The 6-5, 265-poounder finished the season with 44 tackles with 16.5 sacks, 21 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles. He also blocked a kick.
Why Chase Young Shouldn’t Win The Heisman: The team didn’t exactly miss him when he was out for two games. Granted it took a village to hold him back and neutralize him, but he was still erased as a pass rusher by Michigan and Wisconsin – in the Big Ten Championship – in the two biggest games of the year. He didn’t hit the stat sheet against the Wolverines, but he came up with six tackles against the Badgers.
Signature Heisman Game: October 26 vs. Wisconsin. With everyone watching, he registered six tackles, four sacks, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in the 38-7 win.
Prediction Of Where Chase Young Will Finish: Fourth. He’ll make plenty of ballots by those wanting to get a defensive star into he mix, but he’ll finish behind the three quarterbacks.