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The 11 players with the best shot to win the Heisman in 2017

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Steele favors Darnold for Heisman (0:46)

Phil Steele joins SportsCenter to explain why USC quarterback Sam Darnold is his early pick to win the Heisman Trophy. (0:46)

Editor's note: This article was adapted from Phil Steele's college football preview magazine, which is available here.

After two straight top-four finishes, is this finally the year that Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield wins the Heisman? Can Lamar Jackson become just the second two-time Heisman winner? Or will someone sneak up out of nowhere and take home the bronze?

Here are my top 11 Heisman favorites, in order.