Heisman watch: Trevor Lawrence wrecks Georgia Tech, Mac Jones eviscerates Georgia

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers (Mandatory Credit: Hyosub Shin/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports)
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Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU Tigers (Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports) /

Heisman Trophy candidate No. 10: Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU

Things are not going well after a 1-2 start for the LSU Tigers — but no one told wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. about that. Yes, it’s a longshot to imagine that a wide receiver playing for a sub-.500 or even average team could end up being a legitimate threat in this race. But the numbers that Marshall is putting up through the first three games are certified absurd.

Marshall has already put up 21 receptions for 424 yards and seven touchdowns, catching multiple scores in each of the first three contests of the year to his point. He’ll have to keep up that near-historic pace if he wants to remain in the Heisman Trophy conversation but he deserves a nod at the bottom of the top 10 of these rankings for what he’s done to this point — it’s not his fault the defense can’t stop anyone.

Heisman Trophy candidate No. 9: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Interestingly enough at the bottom of the rankings, we have two players who should’ve been playing against one another this week as the Florida vs. LSU game was postponed due to COVID-19. Regardless, Gators tight end Kyle Pitts is doing things through the first three games of the 2020 season that, frankly, you just don’t see college tight ends do often, if ever.

Pitts leads Florida in receiving yards (274) and already has seven receiving touchdowns on the year. If the first three games have proven anything, it’s that there might not be a defender in the SEC who is able to match up with the size-weight-speed combination that Pitts presents. Can a tight end make his way into the Heisman race in a legitimate way? Pitts is the best shot for that to happen based on his start to the year.