The College Football season is three weeks in and the drama is in full-swing. We have had the top-25 shaken up like a tornado rolled through town, and have seen everything from mercy-rule blow outs to 1 point nail-biting finishes. After the first three games of the season, there are three players who have so far impressed me just a bit more than the rest of their peers, and those three athletes would be: Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffrey, and J.T. Barrett.
#3. J.T. Barrett came out firing for the Buckeyes this weekend as they picked up a huge win against OU and Baker Mayfield. Barrett threw 4 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, totaling 152 yards through the air and another 74 on the ground. J.T. now has 10 passing TD's, 3 rushing TD's, and one interception through three games, with over 800 all-purpose yards. Barrett is the clear leader of this Ohio State team, and is helping them dominate opponents and maintain inside the top 5.
#2. Christian McCaffrey just cannot be stopped. Stanford's superstar racked up 260 all-purpose yards and two TD's in his team's 27-10 victory over USC. McCaffrey ran for 165 and a TD and caught 4 balls for 73 yards and another TD. Stanford has only played two games so far this season, but Christian looks to be in mid-season form already. In just two games, he has over 400 all-purpose yards, and 4 total touchdowns. Last night he exploded for a 56-yard TD bomb through the air, and will look to keep on rolling next weekend against UCLA.
#1. Lamar Jackson is without a doubt the most electrifying player in college football right now. I know I wrote about Lamar last night, so I will keep this short and sweet; the kid can flat out play. His numbers through three games this season are staggering, and the way he does it all so effortlessly makes it so much fun to watch. He has 18 total touchdowns through three games, 8 in the air and 10 on the ground, racking up an absurd 1,300+ total yards. Louisville has the hottest offense in the country right now, and number 8 has everything to do with it.
PS - Honorable Mentions: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan; Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech; Leonard Fournette, LSU; Greg Ward JR., Houston