The Devy Fantasy Football Top 100: 50-46

Rob Willette

As Devy Dynasty football grows in popularity, finding edges around the margins becomes far more difficult. Your average devy manager can rattle off the four deep of Georgia’s running back depth chart with ease. The proliferation of camps and the presence of social media can make players stars when they are in high school.

Of course, players emerge on the scene every year. Development is seldom linear. Football is a difficult game, and I can say this as a former mediocre high school football athlete who played in the nation’s thirty-first most talent-rich state, so I know what I speak.

Below we examine some of the game’s top devy talent as part of the Devy 100.

50. Drew Allar, QB Penn State (2025 Draft-Eligible)

Profile: The buzz around Drew Allar has cooled considerably over the past few seasons. A huge recruit and a massive get for James Franklin, Allar’s tools have outshined his production. While some raw stats look appealing (a 25/2 TD/INT ratio in 2023) the Ohio product produced a meager 6.8 yards per attempt. It bottomed out in critical matchups against Michigan and Ohio State.

The Nittany Lion offense has been underwhelming in recent seasons, placing some context around Allar’s struggles. However, elite talents transcend the situation at the collegiate level. Allar still has elite size and a great arm, creating a foundation for success. The tools alone will get him NFL looks. Whether he gets back on the Round 1 radar or falls into the developmental range is the question that lingers over his profile.

2024 Outlook: It is – obviously – a crucial year for Allar. He has fallen down the quarterback pecking order heading into his first year of draft eligibility. The Nittany Lions welcome in new offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki, giving him a fresh start in many ways. It is too early to close the book on his pro prospects, but he is coming dangerously close to following the D.J. Uiagalelei path.

49. Ryan Williams, WR Alabama (2027 Draft-Eligible)

Profile: From committing to Nick Saban way back in 2022 to exploring the market after Saban retired and then back to the Crimson Tide after hiring Kalen DeBoer, Ryan Williams has had quite the ride. Whoever landed Williams was getting a dynamic talent and it is a coup for DeBoer as he takes on the impossible job of replacing Saban.

Williams is all go, all the time. His speed is devastating to defenses and his elite track times show up on the gridiron. His ability to easily chew up yardage makes him a natural separator, and he has the run after catch skills you would expect from such an explosive athlete. Assuming he can add some good weight to his 165-pound frame, Williams has as much raw potential as any receiver in this cycle.

2024 Outlook: Coaching changes create a fresh depth chart, and the Tide lacks the established stars at the position of years past. Holdovers Kobe Prentice and Kendrick Law have college experience and DeBoer brought Germie Bernard with him from Washington, but none are impediments to Williams contributing in year one if his talent translates immediately.

48. TJ Moore, WR Clemson (2027 Draft-Eligible)

Profile: Clemson loves to recruit technically refined receiver prospects, and the next in line is Florida product, T.J. Moore. He is loose off the line of scrimmage as he effortlessly works to get open, using his burst and effortless gait to toy with defenders, looking every bit the part of a savvy veteran.

Moore has slowly grown into his body, going from a sinewy junior to a well-proportioned senior in high school. The added bulk has helped him at the catch point, where his already advanced above-the-rim skills were aided by increased physicality. Moore does a little bit of everything, and his well-rounded game speaks to someone who can contribute early. With advanced receiver skills and a still-maturing frame, Moore is a high-upside prospect who could soar up this list by 2025.

2024 Outlook: Long a wide receiver factory, Clemson has struggled to produce stars at the position in recent seasons. Part of this is overall offensive struggles, but there is an opportunity for Moore to step in and be a big contributor from day one. He figures to battle Antonio Williams, Tyler Brown, and Adam Randall for looks, though his formational flexibility could help him carve out a target share even if he is not officially a starter.

47. Tory Horton, WR Colorado State (2025 Draft-Eligible)

Profile: The uber-productive Tory Horton is back for one last ride with Jay Norvell in 2024. Already 116th on the all-time receiving yards list, Horton is poised to become one of college football’s most prolific receivers in 2024.

Horton has a long and lean frame. It helps him glide across the field, though it can pose issues when corners get into his kitchen. He has the occasional concentration drop, though his hands in general are one of his best traits. He is the type of reliable receiver with inside and outside versatility who endears himself to NFL teams. His ceiling may not match many prospects in the 2025 draft, but his floor speaks to a solid complementary weapon.

2024 Outlook: Horton has accomplished all you really can at the collegiate level. The key for 2024 will be staying healthy and adding good mass to his frame.

46. Riley Leonard, QB Notre Dame (2025 Draft-Eligible)

Profile: A buzzy prospect for the 2024 draft, Riley Leonard never got on track in 2023 before an ankle injury suffered against Notre Dame set his season ablaze. The injury lingered to the point where he underwent the infamous tightrope surgery in the off-season.

Few quarterbacks possess the improvisational skills Leonard does. He is a master at making plays on the move and uses his mobility to extend his time in the pocket. It is within structure he has a lot to prove. His mechanics can be inconsistent, and ball placement can be an issue, with the two negatives going hand in hand. Overall, however, Leonard is an athletic quarterback with ample arm strength and a fearless demeanor. He looked like a budding star in 2022 and missed a crucial developmental year in 2023. If he can get back on track in South Bend, the first-round buzz will return.

2024 Outlook: Marcus Freeman did not bring Leonard in to sit. He is the starter for the Fighting Irish. He will look to elevate an offense that relied far too much on Audric Estime last season.

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