ESPN broadcaster Joe Tessitore polled ESPN’s Heisman Trophy voters and Michigan defender Jabrill Peppers and Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett rank third and fourth, respectively.
Joe Tess Heismanology poll of @ESPN Heisman voters: Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Jabrill Peppers, J.T. Barrett, Jake Browning
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 19, 2016
Peppers has had a standout junior season for the Wolverines while getting work at defensive back, linebacker, kick returner and running back. He has 38 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 344 return yards, 98 rushing yards and 3 total touchdowns.
Barrett has thrown for 1,207 yards and 16 touchdowns this season while completing 63.2 percent of his passes. He has also rushed for 434 yards and 6 touchdowns.
The Heisman Trophy announcement will take place on Dec. 10.