He plays in a conference that doesn't get any respect and he'll have to deal with the "look at the level of competition" argument, but Teddy Bridgewater has a good chance to put up huge numbers for a team should probably end up playing in a BCS bowl. He currently has seven TD passes and only two interceptions and has a completion percentage of nearly 75%. With upcoming games against teams that have been shaky in the secondary, Bridgewater could begin piling up stats as the Cardinals pile up the wins. If Louisville continues to win, don't be surprised if Teddy enters the conversation of deserving an invite to New York.
Stepfan Taylor, Stanford
I thought about putting Laveon Bell of Michigan State in this spot but he's already received too much attention. Stepfan Taylor already has a Heisman highlight reel performance on his resume from when the entire country watched him dominate USC. Also, we know David Shaw's style and how Stanford will continue to play a physical brand of football that relies on strong running and overpowering offensive line play. If he can stay healthy, Taylor will get plenty of carries, and he has proven himself to be a legitimate threat to catch passes coming out of the backfield. If Stanford ends up playing for the Pac 12 Championship, Stepfan Taylor might be the player who challenges DeAnthony Thomas for the Heisman votes out west.
Jarvis Jones, Georgia
As a UGA fan, I know all about Jarvis Jones and the havoc he is causing for opposing offenses. He erased any chance of a Missouri comeback in Georgia's SEC opener, and Vanderbilt had no answer for him in last Saturday's game. Truth be told, Vandy had no answer for anything Georgia did. Jarvis Jones is dealing with a nagging injury, but he is surrounded by talented playmakers who give him the chance to be aggressive and take risks. He is probably the most complete defensive player in the country and has proven he can rush the passer, stop the run, and drop into pass coverage - all of which being why he is currently projected as the No. 1 pick for next year's NFL Draft. If Jones keeps playing like this, Georgia has a shot at the National Championship and Jarvis will collect a ton of hardware at the end of the season.