Heisman Watch 2016: Top 5 front-runners entering Week 3

Week 3 of the 2016 college football season is just around the corner. As we near the one month mark of the season, the Heisman Watch and race for the most prestigious award in the sport is starting to ramp up.

As we prepare for the new week, there are plenty of familiar faces gracing the list in the form of a returning Heisman finalist and one of the most electrifying playmakers in college football. We also have two signal-callers looking to lead their team to the College Football Playoff, while another running back looks to carry his team to the promised land.

Last week, some early contenders like Greg Ward Jr. and Christian McCaffrey were out of action, so how did that impact their status on the weekly Heisman Watch? Who enters Week 3 of the college football season as the leaders in the Heisman race?

We have all of that and more in this week’s Heisman Watch.