Top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates 2022: Can Bryce Young repeat?

  1. Will Anderson Jr., EDGE (Alabama)

Many Alabama fans were upset that Will Anderson Jr. was not invited to the Heisman trophy ceremony as a finalist. Anderson and the Crimson Tide faithful had a point. However, Anderson will be able to correct their mistakes next season.

Anderson was a beast on the edge this season. He led college football with 15.5 tackles and also had an incredible 29.0 tackles to loss in the 2021 campaign. Anderson won't lose this ability as he enters his junior season in Tuscaloosa. This should allow him to be in contention for the award once again. He'll be able to get his due next year if he improves upon his efforts.

  1. Quinn Ewers, QB, TBD

Quinn Ewers' journey has been a fascinating one. Quinn Ewers was expected to be the best recruit in the 2022 class, but he was reclassified late and is now enrolled at Ohio State as No. He was the number one overall recruit for the class of 2021. C.J.'s success was not a good thing. Stroud's success ultimately meant that Ewers didn't see the field beyond garbage time (and even then, it was scarce). So, he is looking for a new home.

Ewers will likely end up with either the Texas Longhorns, or the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Whatever program Ewers ends up in, the young, talented quarterback will make a big impact and have the potential to be a star, especially in two historically high-powered offenses.6 Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami

Despite the fact that Miami Hurricanes did not meet expectations, it is possible that they have found the quarterback to guide them in the future under Mario Cristobal, their new head coach.

Tyler Van Dyke began the year behind veteran D’Eriq King, but the redshirt freshman improved and showed flashes throughout the year to be the starter. He finished the season with 2,931 yards and 25 touchdowns, as well as six interceptions, in just 10 games.

Van Dyke, now that Cristobal has arrived and brought more talent, should be considered a dark horse candidate. He could very well come up and bring Miami back to the forefront in the new era of the Hurricanes.

  1. TreVeyon Henderson, RB, Ohio State

The staggering numbers Stroud posted in passing offense, and partly because he was frequently splitting time in backfield, made this the truly remarkable freshman season that TreVeyon Henderson, running back, put together for the Buckeyes.

Henderson had only 167 carries for the season, but he ran them for 1,172 yards with 15 touchdowns. He also had 285 receiving yards and four additional scores.

Bijan Robinson is the Texas running back. However, we know that Ohio State will be there. We also know that backs are often overlooked in these modern times for the Heisman. Henderson has the best chance of cracking the finals or winning the award in 2022. Blake Corum, RB Michigan

As the Wolverines travel to the College Football Playoff, it is clear that the questions about Michigan's offense are not relevant. The strength of their running attack is a major reason for this. Blake Corum and Hassan Haskins were a formidable combination, but the latter will be leaving for the NFL. The former will still be in Ann Arbor for a second season, and could be a special player.

Corum was dominant even when he split time with Haskins. The sophomore back ran for 939 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 143 receiving yards. He is versatile and explosive, which could make him dangerous for J.J. McCarthy or anyone else who starts next season at Michigan.

  1. Caleb Williams, QB Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Heisman and quarterback factories may be gone with Lincoln Riley's move west. However, the Sooners still have one the most physically gifted college football players on their roster, assuming he does not transfer. Caleb Williams has already proven that he can compete with the best at the highest levels this season.

After beginning the year behind Spencer Rattler in the depth chart, Williams assumed control and proved to be a dynamic dual threat playmaker. The true freshman ran for more than 400 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games, not all of which were starts. Heisman Trophy Top-10

Williams might not need Riley at Oklahoma to go from young star to Heisman contender, with Jeff Lebby moving to Norman. Heisman Trophy Top-10