Every year you here the talk and the hype about who the front runners are to walk out of the Downtown Athletic Club in New York with the little bronze statue. This year guys like Kellen Moore, Landry Jones, LaMichael James and others are being put into the driver's seat even before a point has been scored.
Last year Cam Newton wasn't at the top of many peoples' list, and look what he did for the Tigers of Auburn.
This year I see at least five real out of the blue contenders. They are either steady starters who don't get a lot of national hype, or just guys that are already good, but ready to take it to the next level.
Here are my five other guys to keep an eye on in '11.