WR, Clemson, Soph.
As a freshman the receiver-returner ranked fourth in the FBS in all-purpose yards (176.0 per game), which was the best for a first-year player since 2008. Recent Heisman history hasn't been kind to receivers, but winners Tim Brown and Desmond Howard were, like Watkins, threats in the return game.
QB, Arkansas, Sr.
Wilson led the SEC in passing yards (3,422) and total offense (283.4 per game) in 2011, his first year as a starter, and did so without the benefit of a running game. Knile Davis's return to the backfield could free up the passing attack—but could also split votes between the two.