1) Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners
Mayfield torched the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half, completing 16 of his final 17 passes. Through two games Mayfield has completed an incredible 84% of his passes and he assumes the early lead because of his performance in the “Horse Shoe”.
2) Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals
Jackson has proved that last year was no fluke, accounting for over 1,000 total yards of offense in just two games. The competition percentage wasn’t great but he was still phenomenal. Jackson faces a critical test if he wants to win back-to-back Heisman Trophy’s as the stout Clemson Tigers defense comes to town.
3) Josh Rosen, UCLA Bruins
Rosen put himself on the Heisman radar in week one with an incredible come-from-behind win over Texas A&M and he followed that up with an outstanding performance in UCLA’s win over Hawaii, Rosen in hais last 5 quarters of play has been an incredible 41-51, with 621 yards and 9 TD passes with 0 interceptions.
4) Sam Darnold, USC Trojans
Darnold will continue to climb this list. So far he has made two very good defenses look average, as he has completed 75% of his passes and threw 4 TD passes against Stanford, who has one of the best secondaries in all of College Football.
5) Saquon Barkley, Penn State Nittany Lions
Barkley had an off game against Pittsburgh and still totaled 133 yards of total offense and two TD’s. Barkley in my opinion is the best running back in the nation and should be near the top of this list all season.
6) Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State Cowboys
Rudolph has dominated two sub-par teams so far. He can’t go higher than this until he steps up the level of competition. I really have no doubt that when the competition ramps up that he will respond positively.
While it is still early in the season I believe the Heisman Trophy winner will come out of this list.