It is time for the annual installment of the Devy 100, the third-most ballyhooed set of devy rankings completed within the greater Southwest Minneapolis area. As always, whittling this down to a mere one hundred was no simple task. If there is anybody you believe was omitted erroneously, feel free to pop in the comments and express your displeasure.
The Devy 100 is designed for the community of DLF to be as informed as possible about all the college prospects and future dynasty stars whether they play in devy leagues or not. Remember, all this information becomes archived in our library of content and goes into our annual Rookie Draft Guide for you to review when each of these players becomes eligible for traditional rookie drafts.
40. Collin Johnson, WR Texas Longhorns
Profile: Few devy prospects offer more peaks and valleys than Collin Johnson. He can dazzle with ball skills and mid-air gesticulations and then get outmaneuvered by a 175-pound cornerback on the next play. His highs are what get you excited, as few can rival Johnson when it comes to size and fluidity. He’s capable of moving with a rare elegance despite lacking serious wheels. The rough edges are very rough but he has bankable tools. The dangerous “potential” tag can be applied to Johnson, though his price point makes it palatable at this juncture.
2018 Outlook: Johnson was the Longhorns’ leading receiver by a wide margin in 2017 and is the favorite to pace Texas once again. However, Johnson was a Charlie Strong recruit. Fair or not, with Tom Herman’s recruits slowly taking over the roster, there is always a possibility he turns to guys he recruited to fit his system. Still, it would be a surprise if Johnson faded away after building on his game as a sophomore. Johnson has the toolkit for physically dominate, and you want to see him do it consistently in 2018.