Stroud would go on to finish fourth in the Heisman voting. With a better start to the season, however, Stroud may have made a better case for winning it. With wideouts Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Marvin Harrison Jr. back, Stroud has the potential to have a season that will live in Ohio State lore.
Was there ever any doubt? The king of our list is none other than reigning Heisman winner Bryce Young. Young, a sophomore from Pasadena, Calif. is what one might describe as your picture perfect quarterback.
If you were to create the perfect quarterback on a video game, he would turn out to be Young.
Young has an above average arm, is accurate inside and outside of the pocket, has a high football IQ, an incredible ability to read defensive schemes and is absolutely gifted when it comes to putting touch on the deep ball. Last season, Alabama went 13-2, won the SEC and finished a victory shy of yet another national championship.
As for Young, he had a season for the ages, throwing for 4,872 yards, 47 touchdowns and seven interceptions. That was coupled with a completion percentage of 66.9, a QBR of 87.6 and nearly nine yards per pass attempt.
Young was so good in fact, that he had 10 games with more than 300 yards passing, two games with more than 400 yards and one 500-yard game. When all was said and done, Young ran away with the Heisman Trophy, receiving 684 of the possible 875 first-place votes.
421 pass yards (SEC Championship Game record)
40 rush yards
4 total TD
Bryce Young put on a SHOW. pic.twitter.com/kNmmNZCdE4
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 5, 2021
With yet another massive Nick Saban recruiting class coming in, which features more athletic whiteouts than one can count, expect Young to not only mimic his success from a year ago, but become just the second player to repeat as the Heisman winner.