XN Sports Heisman Watch: Marcus Mariota Is The Early Favorite

Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota

With most teams at about the quarter pole of the season it’s time to start thinking Heisman candidates. The early crop of contenders features the usual glamour position players from power schools and Oregon’s standout QB Marcus Mariota and Georgia’s workhorse running back Todd Gurley are among the early favorites.

XN Sports will take a look each week at who is in the running, who is knocking on the door and who is under the radar but deserves a long look.

XN Sports Top 5 Heisman candidates:

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