My Predictions for all the College Football Awards and the Heisman Trophy

Bednarik Award & Bronka Nagurski Award (Best Defensive Player)

Finalists

Bradley Chubb, DE – NC State
Minkah Fitzpatrick, S – Alabama
Roquan Smith, LB – Georgia
Josey Jewell, LB – Iowa (Nagurski)
Ed Oliver, DT – Houston (Nagurski)

Who Will Win: Bradley Chubb

Who Should Win

  1. Bradley Chubb
  2. Minkah Fitzpatrick
  3. Ed Oliver
  4. Micah Kiser (write-in, LB – Virginia)
  5. Roquan Smith

Biletnikoff Award (Best Reciever)

Finalists

James Washington – Oklahoma State
Michael Gallup – Colorado State
David Stills – West Virginia

Who Will Win: James Washington

Who Should Win

  1. James Washington
  2. David Stills
  3. Tre’Quan Smith (write-in  UCF)

Butkus (Best Linebacker)

Finalists

Roquan Smith – Georgia
TJ Edwards – Wisconsin
Devin Bush – Michigan
Tremaine Edwards – Virginia Tech
Dorian O’Daniel – Clemson

Who Will Win: Roquan Smith

Who Should Win

  1. Micah Kiser (write-in  Virginia)
  2. Roquan Smith
  3. Josey Jewell (write-in  Iowa)
  4. Malik Jefferson (write-in  Texas)
  5. Khalil Hodge (write-in  Buffalo)

Davey O’Brien (Best Quarterback)

Finalists

JT Barrett – Ohio State
Baker Mayfield – Oklahoma
Mason Rudolph – Oklahoma State

Who Will Win: Baker Mayfield

Who Should Win

  1. Baker Mayfield
  2. Lamar Jackson (write-in  Louisville)
  3. Mason Rudolph

Doak Walker (Best Running Back)

Finalists

Bryce Love – Stanford
Saquon Barkley – Penn State
Jonathan Taylor – Wisconsin

Who Will Win: Bryce Love

Who Should Win

  1. Bryce Love
  2. Rashaad Penny (write-in  San Diego State)
  3. Saquon Barkley

Eddie Robinson (Coach of the Year)

Finalists

Bill Clark – UAB
Scott Frost – UCF
Lane Kiffin – FAU
Jeff Monken – Army
Lincoln Riley – Oklahoma
Kirby Smart – Georgia
Dabo Swinney – Clemson
Jeff Tedford – Fresno State

Who Will Win: Scott Frost

Who Should Win

  1. Bill Clark
  2. Scott Frost
  3. Jeff Tedford
  4. Lane Kiffin
  5. Lincoln Riley
  6. Kirby Smart
  7. Mark Richt (write-in  Miami)
  8. Pat Fitzgerald (write-in  Northwestern)

Jim Thorpe (Best Defensive Back)

Finalists

Minkah Fitzpatrick, S – Alabama
DeShon Elliot, S – Texas
Josh Jackson, CB – Iowa

Who Will Win: Minkah Fitzpatrick

Who Should Win

  1. Minkah Fitzpatrick
  2. Josh Jackson
  3. Quin Blanding (write-in  Virginia)

John Mackey (Best Tight End)

Finalists

Mark Andrews – Oklahoma
Troy Fumagalli – Wisconsin
Mike Gesecki – Penn State

Who Will Win: Mark Andrews

Who Should Win

  1. Mark Andrews
  2. Mike Gesecki
  3. Troy Fumagalli

Lou Groza (Best Kicker)

Finalists

Daniel Carlson – Auburn
Dominik Eberle – Utah State
Matt Gay – Utah

Who Will Win: Daniel Carlson

Who Should Win

  1. Matt Gay
  2. Dominik Eberle
  3. Daniel Carlson

Outland Trophy (Best Lineman)

Finalists

Orlando Brown, T – Oklahoma
Quenton Nelson, G – Notre Dame
Ed Oliver, DT – Houston

Who Will Win: Orlando Brown

Who Should Win

  1. Ed Oliver
  2. Orlando Brown
  3. Christian Wilkins (write-in  Clemson)

Ray Guy (Best Punter)

Finalists

JK Scott – Alabama
Mitch Wisnowsky – Utah
Michael Dickson – Texas

Who Will Win: JK Scott

Who Should Win

  1. JK Scott
  2. Michael Dickson
  3. Mitch Wisnowsky

Rimington (Best Center)

Finalists

Will Clapp – LSU
Billy Price – Ohio State
Bradley Bozeman – Alabama

Who Will Win: Bradley Bozeman

Who Should Win

  1. Billy Price
  2. Will Clapp
  3. Bradley Bozeman

Heisman Trophy/Maxwell Award (Best Player)

Finalists

Baker Mayfield, QB – Oklahoma
Lamar Jackson, QB – Louisville (Heisman Trophy Finalist)
Saquon Barkley, RB – Penn State (Maxwell Award Finalist)
Bryce Love, RB – Stanford

Who Will Win: Baker Mayfield

Who Should Win

  1. Baker Mayfield
  2. Lamar Jackson
  3. Bryce Love
  4. Rashaad Penny (write-in, RB – San Diego State)
  5. McKenzie Milton (write-in, QB – UCF)

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