Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders
As we head into to week seven of the College Football season and the second College Football Playoff the most prestigious award known as the Heisman Trophy has a crowded field of contenders. While there is a long way to go before we hand out the hardware there are some early season standouts and one individual who may be running away from the pact to the same degree he escapes from defenders on Saturday afternoons. The Heisman is traditionally a quarterback dominated award with only two running backs winning the award in the past 15 seasons, those being Mark Ingram and Ron Dayne. Below will be a ranking of the top three Heisman Candidates at the moment and their numbers after the first few games of the season.
Leonard Fournette LSU: 2015 Stats- 99 Carries, 864 Yards, 11 TD, 8.7 YPC (Yards Per Carry)
Fournette has been running away from the field since week one and looks to bring a Heisman trophy to Baton Rouge, the player who has been compared to Adrian Peterson look every bit the part early on and is only going to get better as he is only a sophomore. He is sure to rise up draft boards and at his size and speed he will be on a lot of teams radars as a potential first round pick.
Trevone Boykin TCU: 2015 Stats- 1802 Yards, 19 TD, 3 INT, 242 Rushing Yards, 2 Rushing TD
Boykin is big time both through the air and with his legs, the senior has his TCU team undefeated and as one of the top contenders to win a National Title. His leadership and his ability to make plays as one of the nations best players is unmatched and rubs off on the rest of the team.
Ezekiel Elliot The Ohio State University: 2015 Stats 100 Carries, 729 Yards, 8 TD, 7.29 YPC (Yards Per Carry)
The number one team in the country has one of the best players at his position in running back Ezekiel Elliot. The MVP of the College Football Playoff and National Championship game is a first round prospect and has all the intangibles to play at the next level. Until then “Zek” has his team in position to go back to the College Football Playoff and repeat as National Champions.