Kelly Bryant a 2018 Heisman candidate, according to ESPN

Baker Mayfield ran away with the 2017 Heisman Trophy, but it’s never too early look ahead to who might contend for the award in 2018.

ESPN’s Alex Scarborough believes Clemson QB Kelly Bryant has a real shot. Scarborough wrote an article identifying eight players who will be in the mix in 2018, and Bryant was one of them.

Here’s what he had to say about Clemson’s first-year starter:

His numbers don’t inspire you? So what? What Bryant did in his first season starting — not to mention replacing a legend in Deshaun Watson — says it all. Bryant led his team to the No. 1 ranking and threw for 2,678 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions in the process. He also ran for 646 yards and 11 scores. He has all the tools to be a star, if he isn’t already, and the experience and confidence he’s gaining now should lead to even better, possibly Heisman-caliber, numbers next season.

In 2017, the Tigers are just hoping Bryant plays well enough to bring them another national championship.

But some significant individual accolades could be in store if he continues to progress.

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