Welcome to week ten of the 2018 Target Acquired series. Dynasty strategy has many layers to it, but one of the more fun aspects of it all is player research and analysis. And whether you play in devy leagues, “normal” dynasty leagues, or just love college football, it’s a blast to dig into some of the best NFL prospects in the country. This series takes a look every week at a mix of college football players who just bolstered their chances of making it to the pros with a stellar performance.
Some will be names you recognize. Others will be the deepest of sleepers that no one knew until yesterday. Regardless, the point is to tuck these names away as you prepare for all of your drafts, trades, and just-for-fun research in the future.
2018 college football is somehow already nearing its end! This season has revealed to us some of the best future NFL playmakers now and I have my set of “Targets Acquired” for any and every format out there.
Ryan Finley, North Carolina State
Todd McShay took a little heat early in the season for listing Ryan Finley as his potential top quarterback for the 2019 NFL Draft, but he wasn’t completely insane. No, Finley isn’t the all-around best quarterback for in this upcoming draft class, but he is a talented player who could see some decent draft capital. He started his career with Boise State, but saw some early struggles and decided to transfer to North Carolina State. Ever since then, he’s had a fantastic college career.
N.C. State runs a complex offense with a lot of pre and post-snap reads, but Finley handles that with ease every week. This season he’s averaged more than 300 yards per game passing and already has 16 touchdowns. Finley has just been getting better all season. He’s thrown for 713 yards and six touchdowns in just the past two weeks against some of his toughest competition of the season against Syracuse and Florida State. If Finley finishes hot this season a team could take a chance on him to end day two of the NFL Draft.