Last week, the National Football Post unveiled its initial Heisman Trophy Watch list. And while it's still very early in the season, some players — namely a certain West Virginia quarterback — are starting to separate themselves a bit from the pack.
Because we're still early in the season, I have tended to lean toward "Most Valuable Players" over those who have accumulated more gaudy statistics. In the case of Geno Smith, however, there's no denying MVP status and the ridiculous numbers.
With that being said, these players have stood above the rest of the pack as we head into Week 6 of the 2012 season. And as the weeks continue to get shaved off of the season, this list will dwindle to a final five.