Sneak Peek: 2023 Devy Prospects
Early Signing Period just ended and it’s time to take a look at some of the potential future college football stars and why you should be targeting them in devy startup drafts this upcoming spring.
Let’s start by looking at the 2020 top ten recruiting classes after early signing period and dive into a few 2023 draft-eligible players you’ll want to target in your devy startup drafts in the coming months.
All recruiting information provided by 247sports.com
- Clemson – 23 Commits (Six 5-Star)
- Alabama – 26 Commits (Three 5-Star)
- Ohio State – 25 Commits (Two 5-Star)
- Georgia – 19 Commits (Two 5-Star)
- LSU – 21 Commits (Two 5-Star)
- Texas A&M – 22 Commits (One 5-Star)
- Auburn – 24 Commits (One 5-Star)
- Florida – 24 Commits
- Texas – 17 Commits (One 5-Star)
- Oklahoma – 22 Commits
The Tigers land another stud. He will have the great fortune of sitting behind Trevor Lawrence for a year and learning, which should be excellent for his development. DJ is a BIG pocket passer. He’s not the athlete Lawrence is but he has every bit the arm talent. He has a cannon for an arm, winning multiple throwing competitions in high school and chucking it 80+ yards in the air with ease. In superflex devy leagues, grab Uiagalelei.
Times have changed and Alabama’s offense is evolving with them. Plans for life after Tua Tagovailoa have already begun. Signing Bryce Young, the most talented dual-threat passer in the country is a great step in the right direction. He will not be devoid of weapons to deliver the ball to whether that is right away or a year down the line. Young brings something to the table that the Crimson Tide have never had at the position watch out. In superflex devy leagues, draft Young.
He looked like a lock for the Oklahoma Sooners for months, only to flip to Alabama at the last minute. The number six running back in the country should push for playing time right away in Tuscaloosa. He and Trey Sanders should form a very nice duo, taking over for Najee Harris, who is expected to enter the NFL Draft.
On September 6, Robinson had 13 carries for 430 yards and six touchdowns, in one game! He rushed for back-to-back-to-back 2,000-yard seasons in high school, while never carrying the ball over 200 times in a season. As a senior he averaged 17.7 yards per carry, rushing for 2,235-yards and 38 touchdowns; on 126 totes. Texas converted a quarterback to running back last season as they were littered with backfield injuries, Robinson should have a chance to see some snaps right away in 2020.
The rich get richer. After landing five-star Garrett Wilson last year, the Buckeyes load up again getting the number one ranked position player in the country and number two overall recruit. Fleming is an absolute monster when the ball is in the air, or after the catch. Adding him to an offense with Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson and manned by Justin Fields almost seems unfair. Draft him in devy startups with confidence.
Speed, Speed, Speed. Burton can move. He has a verified 40-yard dash time of 4.43 seconds, a 39-inch vertical jump and 3.95 second short shuttle. This all screams explosive. Don’t get confused, he also plays with some extreme physicality. The bigger question with the Bulldogs is who’s going to be throwing these pass catchers the ball? Burton is a player I’m willing to bet on regardless of who’s at the helm.
Ok, this is the guy! If I were going to hang my hat on one player from the 2023 class, Demas would be the one. He’s been on the devy radar since his sophomore season of high school. He’s an athletic freak; speed, explosiveness, Demas has it all. The Texas A&M Aggies have some legitimate firepower on offense going into the 2020 season and Demas should fit in right away. Draft him with confidence in your devy startups. You will not be disappointed.
The tight end position might be the most difficult to project from college to the pro game. One look at Gilbert and it’s hard to imagine this one not working out. He was the number nine ranked overall player in the country for a reason. He’s physical, a mismatch nightmare, he can block and has the speed to get around you. He should have no trouble finding a role on this offense early in his career. I don’t normally advise spending devy startup capital on the tight end position, but a talent like Gilbert is worth it in the later rounds.