Devy 100: 15-11

Rob Willette

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.

15: Tamorrion Terry, WR Florida State Seminoles (2021 Draft Eligible)

Profile: A long, lean athlete with impressive long speed, Terry is a nightmare to handle down the field. He has starred in Tallahassee despite innumerable issues on offense for the Seminoles. His height (6’4”) and catch radius make him a premier vertical threat, smoothly separating from overmatched defenders and using elite tracking ability to haul in even the most errant passes.

With a lithe frame, Terry can be roughed up at the line of scrimmage; he is not yet ready to be a true alpha. But Terry is one of the more intriguing prospects in college football from a tools perspective, and his weaknesses are something which can be easily be addressed with more maturity.

2020/2021 Outlook: Florida State is still a work in progress in offense, but it is no fault of Terry’s. He is the main target of quarterback James Blackman and the best playmaker on offense by a large margin. Another big year is in store for Terry.

14: Garrett Wilson, WR Ohio State Buckeyes (2022 Draft Eligible)

Profile: Some receivers are simply magnets for the football. Wilson is one of them. The rising sophomore put on a show during his freshman year despite limited opportunities, dazzling with catches in traffic as he’d routinely embarrass defenders who appeared to be in better position. Ohio State did an excellent job of scheming Wilson open with Justin Fields putting the football on the money; we don’t have much feel for Wilson’s ability to separate.

However, his package of above-average athleticism and savvy speaks to a player who simply knows how to get open. Wilson has superstar potential, and could show it as early as this year.

2020/2021 Outlook: With several veteran receivers off to the NFL, it is all systems go for the Garrett Wilson breakout. Chris Olave is a proven talent across from him and the Buckeyes bring in an outlandishly talented freshman class at the position, but Wilson should demand looks in one of the nation’s more electric offenses.

13: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR USC Trojans (2021 Draft Eligible)

Profile: With one of football’s better names, St. Brown was an easy guy to root for from day one. He has delivered on his name potential to be one of college football’s better receivers, an advanced receiver who can win as much with his brain as he can his legs.

St. Brown is a terror out of the slot, showcasing the burst, agility, and refined route running to routinely get open. He may never be a flashy talent but he is the type of reliable receiver quarterbacks fall in love with it, and he’s a great athlete and competitor to boot.

2020/2021 Outlook: USC has one of the deepest receiver rooms in the nation, though St. Brown is locked in as one of its key players. Another year of development from Kedon Slovis in Graham Harrell’s wide-open offense should allow St. Brown to thrive once again, even in a truncated season.

12: Max Borghi, RB Washington State Cougars (2021 Draft Eligible)

Profile: The pandemic gave many people lots of time to think about the important things in life. One of them was Max Borghi. Borghi went under the microscope in 2020, with many coming away feeling he was overrated in devy circles. I’ll stand behind Borghi as a high-end asset, an elite pass-catcher who can torment defenders in the open field and runs with more power than you’d expect from a back hovering around 200 pounds.

Borghi is a high-end athlete, competitor, and pass catcher, and I have a hard time seeing the combination fail. Even if he is not a 300-carry type of back, he can thrive from a fantasy perspective.

2020/2021 Outlook: Pac 12 football is back, and it is great news for Borghi. He will separate himself from the Mike Leach system and get to showcase different skills. Nick Rolovich’s system figures to remain wide open, but Borghi should see more opportunities in the running game.

11: Jaylen Waddle, WR Alabama Crimson Tide (2021 Draft Eligible)

Profile: A truly dynamic athlete who always looks to be playing at a different speed, Waddle has demanded touches in the Alabama offense despite a deep and experienced receiver group playing against him.

Waddle is the type you scheme touches around; get him the football in space and watch him work magic. He’s also plenty skilled as a receiver, showcasing reliable hands and incredible burst off the line of scrimmage as he separates with ease. Waddle has dynamic potential at the next level, and is an elite-level returner as well.

2020/2021 Outlook: Alabama loses two first-round receivers, leaving Waddle in great position to absorb significantly more looks. His Market Share numbers are – understandably so – meager after sharing the football field with so many gifted receivers. While not an issue in my eyes, he could check yet another box in 2020.

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