This is where you can get an idea of who will be running towards that trophy. Conference schedule is just beginning and the teams all have their identity. I will list my top 5 candidates, granted only 3 make it but the Top 5 will give an idea of the possible top 3.
1. Amari Cooper
The guy reminds me of Julio Jones. He is good size, run clean routes and cannot be guarded. He is a magical player who has been consistent and will become a NFL Star. First round talent who can make his quarterback look great. Alabama is having a down year and yet because of him they are in every game. IF he continues to have 7 or more and 120 or more stats a game, he will win the Heisman.
2. Melvin Gordon
The best Big 10 RB since Eddie George ( George is former heisman winner) He is elusive and the only thing that will derail him is the Winconsin losses. He has been averaging over 150 yds rushing, unless he continues to get 150 + He should be in the discussion of winning, no doubt in my mind he will be in the final 3.
3. Dak Prescott- Nick Marshall
I rank Dak Prescott and Nick Marshall together. They both are good passers and superior athletes on the ground running. Last week rushing for over 100 and passing over 200 is a superior stat line for College football. That is why Manziel and Winston won the heisman, granted they had 300-400 yd pass games. To become in the top 3, it will depend on how their team finishes. They are the most important part of each team, so goes the team goes the player. SEC schedule is one of the tougher schedules, I think Marshall will beat out Prescott.
5. Connor Halliday
I have Connor on this list just for the fact that he may break every single passing record known to man. Connor is coming off the most impressive games I have ever seen. over 700 yds passing and 6 tds. If a QB in a top conference has a performance like this and this isn’t the first game for him. Thru 6 games he has 3,052 yds and 26 tds. That is a 508 yd avg a game and 4 plus tds a game. The record is 5,833 by BJ Symons. Actually the top 2 QBs on this list are from Texas Tech which was coached by current Wast St coach Mike Leach. He is on pace to surpass their numbers.
This is my top 5 list excluding Toddy Gurley (recent NCAA investigation) I want to speak about each player and why I think they deserve the trophy.
Credit all authors of images used in both article and as cover image : Dan Tyson