Vegas odds improve on Watson's Heisman chances


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Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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's Heisman odds has improved even before throwing a single pass in the 2015 regular season for the Tigers.

Watson jumped from 33-1 odds (1/30) to 16-1 odds on Tuesday afternoon (7/7) mostly due to the fact that he appears to be rehabbing well from last year's torn ACL.

In his rookie campaign, Watson completed 67.9% of his passes for 1,466 yards (10.7 per attempt) with 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions for a tremendous quarterback rating of 188.57. He also had five scores rushing. Another superlative is that he had a nation's best 10.7 yards per pass attempt.

Other ACC players included in the Heisman odds include Florida State QB Everett Golson (25-1 odds), Miami QB Brad Kaaya (40-1), Florida State RB Dalvin Cook (40-1), Pittsburgh RB James Conner (40-1), Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas (40-1), North Carolina State QB Jacoby Brissett (100-1), North Carolina QB Marquise Williams (100-1) and Pittsburgh WR Tyler Boyd (100-1).

13 of the last 15 Heisman Trophy winners have been quarterbacks.

Full List of Heisman Odds, via Bovada

Trevone Boykin (QB TCU) 6-1
Ezekiel Elliott (RB Ohio State) 7-1
Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State) 10-1
Jeremy Johnson (QB Auburn) 10-1
Nick Chubb (RB Georgia) 10-1
Cody Kessler (QB USC) 12-1
Dak Prescott (QB Mississippi State) 12-1
Leonard Fournette (RB LSU) 14-1
Derrick Henry (RB Alabama) 16-1
Deshaun Watson (QB Clemson) 16-1
Cardale Jones (QB Ohio State) 20-1
Paul Perkins (RB UCLA) 20-1
Samaje Perine (RB Oklahoma) 20-1
Connor Cook (QB Michigan State) 25-1
Everett Golson (QB Florida State) 25-1
J.T. Barrett (QB Ohio State) 25-1
Royce Freeman (RB Oregon) 33-1
Seth Russell (QB Baylor) 33-1
Brad Kaaya (QB Miami) 40-1
Corey Clement (RB Wisconsin) 40-1
D.J. Foster (RB Arizona State) 40-1
Dalvin Cook (RB Florida State) 40-1
James Connor (RB Pittsburgh) 40-1
Justin Thomas (QB Georgia Tech) 40-1
Jared Goff (QB California) 50-1
Malik Zaire (QB Notre Dame) 50-1
Mason Rudolph (QB Oklahoma State) 50-1
Nick Wilson (RB Arizona) 50-1
Taysom Hill (QB BYU) 50-1
Jacoby Brissett (QB North Carolina State) 100-1
Jalen Hurd (RB Tennessee) 100-1
Marquise Williams (QB North Carolina) 100-1
Scooby Wright (LB Arizona) 100-1
Tyler Boyd (WR Pittsburgh) 100-1

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