5. Dalvin Cook – RB – Florida State:
Dalvin Cook hopes to secure a top 5 Heisman finish.
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I really don’t understand why Cook isn’t getting more love from the national media. A lot of it may have to do with his off the field allegations this offseason, but he’s had a terrific year on the field in 2015. Although Florida State won’t be in their second consecutive playoff Cook still led the Seminoles to a pretty good season.
Cook will finish the 2015 regular season with a ridiculous 7.9 yards per carry average. Cook had 1658 total yards on the ground and 18 touchdowns. He also caught 22 more balls for 218 yards and another touchdown.
Unfortunately for Cook he plays in the same conference as Deshaun Watson so he wasn’t even his conference’s player of the year.
Cook had huge games against Florida and Clemson, although it wasn’t quite enough to take down Clemson in Early November.
Cook missed some time due to injury and that might be what ultimately costs him a trip to New York and a top 3 finish.
As a true sophomore though Cook will get at least one more crack at the Heisman trophy, and you’ll have to imagine he’d be a very popular preseason pick in 2016.
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