The sports betting site Bovada released its 2013 Heisman Trophy odds this week (only for entertainment purposes, of course), and it's no surprise that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is atop the list.
Never mind that Ohio State's Archie Griffin is the only player to have won two Heisman trophies (1974 and 1975). Manziel will go into the 2013 season as the guy to beat for college football's most prestigious individual award.
In recent years, Florida's Tim Tebow and Alabama's Mark Ingram have been in that same position, but didn't pull off the double.
So regardless of what the oddsmakers say, Manziel faces an uphill task of trying to win the Heisman for a second year in a row.
According to Bovada, Manziel is a 4-to-1 favorite. The No. 2 player on that list is Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller at 7-1.
Clowney is the only defensive player on the list. Still, it's a little surprising that he's not listed with better odds.
He'll be one of the hottest players in the country going into next season, and you know his devastating hit in the Outback Bowl will be shown over and over again on every preview show.
Ultimately, it's going to be difficult for any defensive player to win the award. But if Clowney is pushing 20 sacks and the Gamecocks win at least 10 games, he'll be in the middle of the conversation.
The most surprising SEC player to get a mention by Bovada was Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, who's listed at 30-1.
What about Alabama receiver Amari Cooper?