USC redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold is widely regarded as one of the best players in college football. Coming off of an incredible freshman season in which he led the Trojans to a Rose Bowl victory, Darnold is expected to be a Heisman Trophy contender in 2017.
According to a recent ESPN poll, Darnold is regarded as the second-best player in college football heading into the upcoming season.
Here are the top 5 college football players going into the 2017 season according to our experts.
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— ESPN (@espn) August 1, 2017
Not only is Darnold ranked second, he is regarded as the best quarterback in the country, beating out Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield.
Darnold is not the only Trojans star to make ESPN’s list of top-50 college football players for 2017. USC cornerback Iman Marshall is ranked No. 30, while running back Ronald Jones is ranked No. 35.
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) August 1, 2017
As for the all the Heisman chatter, Darnold currently is the odds-on favorite to win the prestigious award, according to Bovada.