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3 Heisman Trophy Favorites For 2018

Lamar Jackson holding the Heisman trophy.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals poses for a photo after being named the 82nd Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winner during the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Here are some names to watch next season.

The 2017 Heisman Trophy has been awarded, as Baker Mayfield took home this season's trophy.

Looking ahead to next season, what names are going to be mentioned in the race?

Here are three to keep an eye on heading into next season:

Arizona sophomore QB Khalil Tate

Tate was perhaps college football's best player in the month of October, including a 327-yard, four rushing touchdown performance against Colorado and 230-yard, two rushing touchdown performance against UCLA. The dual-threat QB struggled a bit down the stretch, but he should put up some insane stats next fall.

Ohio State freshman RB J.K. Dobbins

Dobbins had a freshman running back season as impressive as Ohio State as seen seen the days of Maurice Clarett. Sharing the backfield with Mike Weber, Dobbins totaled more than 1,300 yards and 7 touchdowns. If Weber leaves early for the NFL and Dobbins is the only featured back, he could be the Heisman Trophy favorite.

Michigan QB Shea Patterson (potentially)

Patterson isn't a Michigan quarterback - yet, anyway. The former 5-star QB recruit is set to visit Ann Arbor this weekend and the Wolverines are seen as the favorite to land him. Some reports suggest he'll be eligible to play right away, too.

If he does, he'll likely be Michigan's starter, and he'll be the best QB Jim Harbaugh has had since taking over the Wolverines' program. There will be a ton of hype and if Patterson can lead the Wolverines to a Big Ten championship and some big rivalry wins (big ifs, obviously) he'll be right in the thick of the race.