With Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford out with an injury and Florida QB Tim Tebow not playing at a level on par with superman, the 2010 Heisman Trophy will likely not be a repeat winner and is subsequently wide open.
The writers at NFL Draft Dog feel the Heisman Trophy should go out to the best player in college football, regardless of what position he plays or how many wins his team has.
Haying said that we all know there are politics involved, and it's just tough for a defensive player to receive this award. In 1997, Michigan's Charles Woodson, a defensive cornerback, won the Heisman Trophy and received 282 more voting points than runner-up QB Peyton Manning from tennessee. Woodson was also a dynamic punt returner and is still the only defensive player to win this prestigious award.
NFL Draft Dog's fans have voted and it's time to do the right thing and select a defensive lineman to be the Heisman winner. Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is far and away the best player in college football. Offensive coordinators must game plan around Suh and his size and athleticism are unparalleled at his position. Suh is tied for Nebraska lead with 49 tackles, 13 TFL (45 yards lost) and seven PBU through eight games, while also setting team highs with 28 unassisted tackles, 14 QB hurries and two blocked kicks.
Draftnick Mel Kiper was asked about Suh's prospects of winning the Heisman Trophy and here is what he said,
"A defensive tackle who leads his team in tackles, drops into coverage and picks off passes is every bit as outstanding as a 4,000-yard passer or an 1,800-yard back. The problem is that the average Heisman voter doesn't understand how much a dominant defensive tackle can change a game."