Heisman Watch 2018: Darrell Henderson making run at history, Week 8 outlook

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The cream always rises to the top, and the cream of this year’s Heisman Trophy class are really beginning to make themselves stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Seven weeks of the 2018 college football season are in the books, and the best players in the country are not only making themselves look good, but they’re making plays to keep their teams in conference and playoff hunts.

Week 7 saw seven Top 25 teams get upset, and some Heisman hopefuls went down with them in the aftermath. At this point, some of these former Heisman frontrunners need to forget a trip to New York City for the presentation ceremony and start worrying about bowl eligibility for their teams and their NFL Draft status.

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There isn’t a lot of movement in the Top 10 Heisman contenders this week, but there are some players who are really solidifying themselves. Quarterbacks are once again dominating the list, particularly in the five frontrunners.

Coming in at 10-6:

10: Travis Etienne – Running Back, Clemson
9: McKenzie Milton – Quarterback, UCF
8: Will Grier – Quarterback, West Virginia
7: Jonathan Taylor – Running Back, Wisconsin
6: Laviska Shenault Jr.– Wide Reciever, Colorado

The top five will look similar to last week, but it’s clear at least two of the contenders on that list can probably book their flights to New York now. Taking a big move up the list to number five is Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, who led the Ducks to a huge win over rival Washington.

All stats via cfbstats.com