3. J.J. McCarthy, Michigan
You might wonder why McCarthy is on the list. He had a pretty good 2022 season for the Michigan Wolverines after he beat out Cade McNamara for the job.
Yet, the Wolverines were pretty conservative with him for most of the season until he had a three-touchdown performance against Ohio State. That kind of opened the floodgates for McCarthy, who is a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate heading into the 2023 college football season.
Last season, McCarthy threw 22 touchdown passes for the Wolverines compared to five interceptions. He completed 64.6 percent of his throws but also ran for five touchdowns too.
Michigan is known as a running team, but I think the offense will be opened up. Ronnie Bell is gone but there is plenty of talent at the skill positions, a great offensive line, and by this time next year, I think McCarthy will be talked about as a first-round pick.