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Sports Illustrated Names Saquon Barkley The Heisman Frontrunner

Here's the leader in the race at this moment.

USC quarterback Sam Darnold was the Heisman Trophy frontrunner entering the 2017 season.

After the opening week of the season, though, there's a new man atop the experts' boards.

Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman has named Penn State running back Saquon Barkley the favorite to win the award after his Week 1 performance.

Barkley totaled 172 yards on just 14 carries and scored two touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 54 yards.

Here are some of his highlights from the blowout win.

Darnold, meanwhile, struggled against Western Michigan, throwing for 289 yards and two interceptions.

Here's Feldman's top five:

  1. Barkley
  2. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield
  3. Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph
  4. Louisville QB Lamar Jackson
  5. LSU RB Derrius Guice

Who are you picking?