Four is the magic number for CFB

Winston's off-field troubles have been well documented, from a lengthy investigation into an alleged sexual assault to shoplifting crab legs from a grocery store. At least we know he won't be spending a lot of time answering questions on Twitter.

Heisman favorites

1. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

If Winston is as good as last year (or better), he might become only the second two-time Heisman Trophy winner, joining Ohio State running back Archie Griffin, who won the stiff-arm trophy in 1974-75.

2. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

As a sophomore, Mariota completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 3,665 yards with 31 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He also ran for 715 yards with nine scores.

3. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

When Gurley is healthy, he's the most explosive player in college football. He ran for 1,385 yards with 17 touchdowns as a freshman in 2011, then had 989 yards with 10 scores last season, despite missing most of four games with injuries.

4. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor

The triggerman in Baylor's fast-paced offense, Petty passed for 4,200 yards with 32 touchdowns and only three interceptions in 403 pass attempts -- in his first season as a starter. Baylor coach Art Briles expects him to be even better in 2014.

Quarterback terrors

1. Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson

A former high school running back, Beasley had 64 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 21 sacks and 20 quarterback pressures in his first 35 games.

2. Leonard Williams, DE, USC

After moving from tackle to end as a sophomore, Williams had 74 tackles, 13 ½ tackles for loss and six sacks for the Trojans in 2013. He's expected to play both positions this coming season.

3. Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State

Calhoun looks to be MSU's next defensive star, after scoring a school-record three defensive touchdowns in 2013. He also had 7 ½ sacks, four fumble recoveries and 14 tackles for loss last season.

4. Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State

Perhaps the best player on the country's best defensive line, Bennett had 44 tackles, 11 ½ tackles for loss and 7 ½ sacks last season. The son of two West Point graduates, he's the undisputed leader of OSU's defense.

Fabulous freshmen

1. Leonard Fournette, LSU

It might not take the country's No. 1 recruit very long to become LSU's every-down tailback. He ran for more than 7,600 yards with 88 touchdowns at Saint Augustine High School in New Orleans.

2. Speedy Noil, Texas A&M

The Aggies have to replace quarterback Johnny Manziel and receiver Mike Evans, but offensive coordinator Jake Spavital is already comparing Noil to Tavon Austin, whom he coached at West Virginia.

3. Jabrill Peppers, Michigan

A two-time state champion in both the 100- and 200-yard dash in his native New Jersey, Peppers is already being called Michigan's best defensive back since Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson.

4. Cam Robinson, Alabama

Robinson, the country's No. 3 overall prospect according to ESPN RecruitingNation, might end up starting at left tackle on Alabama's offensive line. He'd be the first true freshman to start there for the Tide since Andre Smith in 2006.

Hot offensive coordinators

1. Philip Montgomery, Baylor

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