5 Reasons Why Florida State’s Jameis Winston Will Repeat As Heisman Winner

5 Reasons Why Florida State's Jameis Winston Will Repeat As Heisman Winner

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With a year of experience under his belt, Jameis Winston is poised to lead Florida State to the top of college football in 2014. Winston took the nation by storm last season, becoming a household name with his confident playing style and winning ways. FSU has reloaded for a run at back-to-back titles, and Winston has a legitimate chance to win both the Heisman and the National Championship again in what would be an unprecedented run of success.

5. Added Experience After Freshman Season

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5. Added Experience After Freshman Season

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Don't underestimate the impact that an entire season of experience can have on a young quarterback. Winston has learned how to achieve success both on a team and individual level, and the quarterback has matured since last season. Winston knows how to win at the highest level of college football, giving him a realistic opportunity to win the Heisman again in 2014.

4. FSU Will Have A Relatively Weak Schedule (T47th out of 128)

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4. FSU Will Have A Relatively Weak Schedule (T47th out of 128)

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Florida State doesn't exactly have a schedule full of talented opponents slated for the upcoming season, as the Noles face the Citadel, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Virginia and Boston College in 2014. These games will afford Winston the opportunity to post a few games with monster numbers, potentially pushing him back to the top of the Heisman race.

3. Florida State Will Have A Solid Run Game

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3. Florida State Will Have A Solid Run Game

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Thanks in large part to the team's monster offensive line, Florida State's running game will be good enough to keep opposing defenses honest. Karlos Williams has an opportunity to post great numbers behind the talented line, affording Jameis Winston more time and space in the pocket. It will be much easier for the Heisman winner to earn the trophy in back-to-back seasons if his running game performs well.

2. Winston's Favorite Target Is Returning

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2. Winston's Favorite Target Is Returning

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Florida State had an incredibly talented receiving corps last season, and the majority of that talent has moved on. But Rashad Greene was the leader of that bunch in terms of both receptions and yardage, and he's returning for 2014. Greene is Winston's favorite target, and the dynamic duo will post monster numbers again this season. Having his favorite target around will go a long way in helping Winston's Heisman chances in 2014.

1. Florida State's Offensive Line Will Again Be Elite

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1. Florida State's Offensive Line Will Again Be Elite

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Florida State's offensive line was the best in the country last season, and the group has a couple of highly-touted prospects joining the team this season. Oftentimes during FSU's title run last season, opposing teams were impressed with the O-line above all else. The talented mixture of size and speed in the group will afford Winston ample time and space in the pocket, giving him an advantage in the Heisman race.

Jacob Dennis is a writer at RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, and add him to your network on Google.

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