Monday, May 23, 2011

South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore Opens As A Heisman Favorite

The first Heisman Trophy Odds are out and Gamecock Running Back Marcus Lattimore opens at +500, second behind Stanford's Andrew Luck (+250).

National Football Post
on Lattimore's odds:
Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina (+500): Auburn quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton was the only player in the SEC to carry the rock more last season than Lattimore. The true freshman found the end zone 17 times in 2010 (third in SEC), but will need either out-of-this-world numbers or an appearance in the SEC title game if he wants to walk away with the hardware.

The play: The last two running backs to win the Heisman Trophy (Mark Ingram & Reggie Bush) either won or played for the National Championship that season. I don’t see Lattimore doing either, so I’m going to take a pass.

The top 5 include Luck, Lattimore, Michigan QB Denard Robinson (+500), Oregon RB LaMichael James (+600), and Oklahoma QB Landry Jones (+600). 

The value pick from NFP? Alabama RB Trent Richardson at +1200.

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