2015 Davey O'Brien Award watch list

The Davey O'Brien Award, which goes to the nation's top quarterback, released its watch list Thursday, and only one Ohio State quarterback -- Cardale Jones -- made the list.

The Buckeyes, of course, are set to hold a three-man competition at quarterback between Jones, J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller, so the O'Brien Award presenters are making a projection of sorts.

It was a much different approach than the one taken by the Maxwell Award (nation's top player), which included all three Ohio State QBs on the watch list it released last week.

The O'Brien Award selected 24 players to this year's watch list. Other top contenders for the honor include 2014 finalists Trevone Boykin (TCU) and Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) and 2014 semifinalist Connor Cook (Michigan State).

Oregon's Marcus Mariota, the second overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, won the award last year.

Schedule of award watch list releases:

Tuesday, July 7: Bednarik Award and Maxwell Award
Wednesday, July 8: Mackey Award and Rimington Trophy
Thursday, July 9: Lou Groza Award and Ray Guy Award
Friday, July 10: Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy
Monday, July 13: Jim Thorpe Award
Tuesday, July 14: Butkus Award and Rotary Lombardi Award
Wednesday, July 15: Biletnikoff Award and Wuerffel Trophy
Thursday, July 16: Davey O'Brien Award and Doak Walker Award
Friday, July 17: Walter Camp Award

Davey O'Brien Award watch list

Trevone Boykin, TCU
Connor Cook, Michigan State
Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee
Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky
Blake Frohnapfel, Massachusetts
Jared Goff, California
Christian Hackenberg, Penn State
Taysom Hill, BYU
Kevin Hogan, Stanford
Jeremy Johnson, Auburn
Cardale Jones, Ohio State
Brad Kaaya, Miami
Chuckie Keeton, Utah State
Cody Kessler, USC
Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati
Fredi Knighten, Arkansas State
Paxton Lynch, Memphis
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
Keenan Reynolds, Navy
Anu Solomon, Arizona
Zach Terrell, Western Michigan
Justin Thomas, Georgia Tech
Deshaun Watson, Clemson
Marquise Williams, North Carolina

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