By 5 p.m. EST Saturday, SEC preseason Heisman favorite Jeremy Johnson had already drawn his share of jeers after throwing two interceptions in the first half against Louisville.

Out of sync and careless with the football, Johnson threw into coverage and the Cardinals made him pay, three times by the end of the Tigers’ 31-24 win inside the Georgia Dome.

By no means is it over for Auburn’s quarterback, but two other SEC standouts out-shined their counterpart in prime-time.

One of many national writers to provide several piping hot takes after Week 1, Fox Sports analyst Bruce Feldman has placed Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett and Alabama running back Derrick Henry at the top of his Heisman list following noteworthy performances in the spotlight against nationally-ranked competition.

It should be noted that Ohio State, the unanimous No. 1 team flexing three Heisman contenders on offense, still has a game to play Monday night at Virginia Tech and was not factored into Feldman’s early Top 5.

Fox Sports’ Heisman Top 5

  1. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
  2. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
  3. Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  4. Malik Zaire, QB, Notre Dame
  5. Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU

Garrett broke Jadeveon Clowney’s SEC freshman sack record last fall and picked up where he left off against Arizona State with two sacks, a forced fumble and 2.5 TFL. One could argue however that Garrett wasn’t even the most dominant pass rusher on his own defensive line against the Sun Devils.

On the opposite side, Daeshon Hall managed four sacks, two forced fumbles and four TFL, manhandling the opposition in primarily 1-on-1 situations thanks to much of the focus shifting to Garrett.

Feldman called Garrett’s effort ‘Clowney-esque’ and asked Texas A&M defensive line coach Terry Price about the pass rusher’s rapid development.

“What a difference a year makes,” Price said, according to Fox Sports. “He didn’t really do it on every snap last year. I’m really proud of the way he played (Saturday night). He’s really accepted the challenge.”

Henry, Alabama’s featured back for the first time in his career, galloped for three touchdowns against 20th-ranked Wisconsin on just 13 carries. Four of Henry’s six 100-yard games have come indoors — the bulldozer loves running on turf.

Many thought Wisconsin’s Corey Clement may have been the best ballcarrier on the field coming into the game, but Henry proved his reputation as one of the SEC’s best even if he’s rarely mentioned within the same tier as Georgia’s Nick Chubb and LSU’s Leonard Fournette.