Each and every year, Heisman favorites are tabbed before the beginning of summer. While some may argue reigning winner, Lamar Jackson should be at the top of the list, others have different ideas. Take for example the list NFL.com produced:
ICYMI, top 17 Heisman candidates:
— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) May 18, 2017
Just ahead of Jackson, another finalist from last season takes over the top spot. It’s none other than Baker Mayfield, quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners. Throwing for 7,665 total yards while under the direction of Lincoln Riley, the now senior continues to improve upon the numbers of the past.
With a chance to create an early buzz surrounding the Heisman, the Sooners make the trip to Columbus, Ohio to face the Ohio State Buckeyes. Without the likes of Dede Westbrook, Semaje Perine, and Joe Mixon to content with, all eyes will be on the quarterback. Huge numbers should come with the new season as Mayfield looks to take home the prize.