As dynasty owners putter about the interwebs discussing short shuttle times and dissecting the nuances of the Dominator Rating, Devy owners are intently watching Spring Practices and eyeing key positional battles. They say dynasty football never sleeps, but devy football never even rests. From Signing Day (both of them) to fall camp, devy calendars are chock-full of important dates.
The Devy 100 is a breakdown of some of the best collegiate talent around. Players will be missed; others will emerge. My rankings will be cursed from Juneau, Alaska to Key West, Florida. Yet hopefully it provides a modicum of assistance to those navigating the murky waters of deep leagues, struggling to identify their 10th round selection as they decide between Auburn’s third-string running back and an incoming freshman receiver at Ohio State. Without any further inane ramblings, on to the list.
45. Collin Johnson, WR Texas Longhorns
The Skinny: Long a factor in the Longhorn offense, Johnson ascended to new heights in 2018 in tandem with quarterback Sam Ehlinger and the totality of the Texas offense. At what looks like a legit 6’6”, Johnson dwarfs defensive backs and uses his size astutely with excellent positioning and tenacity when attacking the football.
As can be expected from a receiver blessed with his size, he bullies defenders at the line of scrimmage yet can be a bit sluggish in gaining separation. We’ve seen receivers thrive with similar skill-sets, though it remains to be seen if tempo is an issue given the direction the NFL has gone with its passing game. As a bonus, Johnson is a hellacious blocker. His overall skill-set speaks to more of a complementary weapon, but there’s still untapped upside here.
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When compiling these ranks do you take into account how much experience they have? For example, does a Junior maybe get the nod over a Freshman because they have “done” it, or are these pure “talent” rankings?
Love the series. Always look forward to the next batch.