The tagline here at DLF is telling: There is no off-season. The edict goes double for devy leagues. From the initial Signing Day in December through fall camps in August, there is an overwhelming amount of information to digest in order to make an informed decision. It is what makes it such a challenge yet so rewarding when a prospect you have invested in for years pays off.
The Devy 100 is intended to be a preliminary deep dive into the best dynasty assets college football has to offer. Even with a list this large, there will surely be omissions and plenty of movement throughout the year as players develop a more robust profile. This is not to hedge my bets (well – maybe a tad) but to illustrate the purpose of such a list. Alas, we get to the 100. Feel free to @RobWillette24 with your hate mail, which I will assuredly ignore.
100. Johnny Wilson, WR Arizona State Sun Devils (2023 Draft Eligible)
Profile: We’ve long ditched the archaic height minimums attached to receiver prospects, yet when there is a tall receiver who can move as effortlessly as incoming Arizona State freshman Johnny Wilson, it can still be viewed as a major plus within the profile. At 6’6’ Wilson’s size is his first notable asset, yet his game offers so much more depth than simple jump ball ability.
Wilson posted a 4.59 forty yard dash – not a number that stands out, but an impressive one for a high school athlete with his size. Wilson is not poised to go the way of other big receivers who've lacked the explosiveness to make an impact. On the contrary, his burst shows off the line. He uses it - in tandem with his size - to humiliate defensive backs down the field.
The former Duck commit flipped his pledge in December and will join Herm Edwards’ group this summer.
There’s a learning curve here, but Wilson’s upside is higher than most in this class.
2020 Outlook: The number one receiver gig for Arizona State has been a lucrative gig. After N’Keal Harry excelled for three seasons, Brandon Aiyuk ascended from obscurity to become the clear alpha in the passing game.
There’s opportunity here with Aiyuk moving on, though Frank Darby looks like the favorite to lead the Arizona State passing game in 2020. If Wilson was an early enrollee, there’d be more optimism he could thrive in 2020. As is, he’s likely to flash here and there without posting a true breakout campaign.
99. Eric Gray, RB Tennessee Volunteers (2022 Draft Eligible)
Profile: If you’re crippled by decidophobia, it may behoove you watch this up-and-comer. The Tennessee true freshman gradually improved in his inaugural season and thrives by seeing a lane, hitting it, and wasting little time or effort in the process. Like a Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball, Gray explodes downhill and tiptoes through space with plus athleticism and plenty of gusto.
He played his best football late in the year, eradicating Vanderbilt’s dignity with 246 rushing yards prior to earning Gator Bowl MVP with his performance against Indiana.
It's possible this ranking is far too low for Gray, as he has a fairly complete toolkit in conjunction with a strong freshman resume.
GET IN THE GAME!
Gain Instant Access to this article and so much more.
A full year of access is only $49.99.
Try DLF Premium for only $7.99 with a Monthly Subscription.
You can also get a DLF Premium Membership for FREE! Find out how.
Premium membership provides access to all of our awesome dynasty content for an entire year. You also gain access to the best dynasty fantasy football resources in the industry. Including...
• The best dynasty rankings in the industry
• Dynasty, Rookie & Superflex ADP
• Dynasty Trade Analyzer and other tools
• Our annual Dynasty & Rookie Draft Guides
• 365 days of content, tools, advice and support
• And so much more!
Want more info about DLF Premium?
Find out more
Have questions or need some help?
Already a DLF Premium Member?
Log in now!