Who are the leaders in the race for the 2019 Heisman Trophy?
Top Heisman Contenders After Week 5 Are …
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It’s becoming one of the most amazing Heisman races of all-time with several early contenders who would all be the runaway No. 1 options in most years. With the big games coming up, the showdowns are coming.
This can and will wildly change in a hurry, but if the Heisman voting was done right now …
Player of Week 5 (outside of the five main guys on this list)
DE Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
The Irish pass rush dominated Virginia with Okwara and Khalid Kareem combining for 5.5 sacks. Okwara came up with three sacks, two forced fumbles – with one being scooped for a score – and a fumble recovery in the 35-20 win over the Cavaliers.
5 Players On The Radar …
In alphabetical order.
RB JK Dobbins, Ohio State
QB Jake Fromm, Georgia
RB Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
DE Chase Young, Ohio State
5. QB Joe Burrow, LSU
It’s funny how quickly everyone forgets that LSU once had very, very good NFL-caliber quarterbacking talents JaMarcus Russell, Zach Mettenberger and Rohan Davey, but Burrow is looking and playing like someone who’ll have a far better next-level career than those three.
The LSU defense has been underwhelming so far, but it hasn’t needed to be a rock with the offense is putting up 58 points per game.
Burrow made his mark with the 471 yards against Texas, but he’s been razor-sharp against everyone so far, hitting over 80% of his passes for 1,520 yards and 17 touchdowns with two picks.
He’s clearly the No. 5 guy in the race, but that could change in a hurry. He gets Florida this week, Auburn at the end of October, and the trip to Alabama in early November. If LSU is still unbeaten on November 10th, and if he’s great until then, he might just be the front-runner.