The SEC and the Heisman, 2009

Tim Tebow is almost a shoo-in to finish in the top three of the Heisman voting, but who else from the SEC might be a factor?

SEC players who are most likely to draw Heisman votes in 2009:

1. Tim Tebow, Florida

2. Eric Berry, Tennessee

3. Jevan Snead, Ole Miss 

4. Charles Scott, LSU

5. Ryan Mallett, Arkansas

6. Julio Jones, Alabama

7. A.J. Green, Georgia

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4 Responses to The SEC and the Heisman, 2009

  1. Pompano Gator July 23, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    I just can’t see a defensive back from a team that looks to be in the SEC’s second tier receiving that many high-level votes, no matter how well he plays.

    Sure, Charles Woodson won the Heisman as a defensive back in 1997, but:

    1) He has been the only defensive player to win the award, and

    2) The Wolverines were 12 – 0 that year.

  2. Ed Newman July 24, 2009 at 6:55 am #

    I agree that Berry is too high on the list. I like Snead and Jones to garner more votes than Berry. Snead’s own team will be his biggest obstacle, and I’m not sure Jones has a capable QB to throw him the ball, but Berry has too big a handicap playing on the wrong side of the ball and playing for Tenn. (this year at least).

  3. Heismanpundit July 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    I am not saying that Berry is going to get a ton of votes. There will be a gigantic gap between the votes garnered by Tebow and the ones lower than him.

    The vast majority of votes will be gobbled up by McCoy, Tebow, Bradford, Best, etc. I think in many cases you may see Berry get more throwaway votes because he will be a unique player in the field to choose from.

  4. The Craw July 26, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    Hey I just wanted to point out that on a couple instances you have misspelled the Arkansas QB’s name. Mallett, not Mallette