Welcome to another edition of Target Acquired. If you’re new to the series, let me catch you up. Dynasty strategy has many layers to it, but one of the more fun aspects of it all is player research and analysis. And whether you play in devy leagues, “normal” dynasty leagues, or just love college football, it’s a blast to dig into some of the best NFL prospects in the country. This series takes a look every week at a mix of college football players who just bolstered their chances of making it to the pros with a stellar performance.
Some will be names you recognize. Others will be the deepest of sleepers that no one knew until yesterday. Regardless, the point is to tuck these names away as your prepare for all of your drafts, trades, and just-for-fun research in the future.
Football is back and I have my set of “Targets Acquired” for any and every format out there.
Shea Patterson, Ole Miss
It’s so easy to get lost in all of the noise in college football regardless of how dominant you are. Yes, the first two games were against South Alabama and UT-Marin. Yes, Shea Patterson has some fantastic wide receiver weapons to target. However, it’s impossible to ignore Shea’s 918 yards and nine touchdowns through two games.
For those unfamiliar with Shea, he was a five-star recruit, and for some the top quarterback in the nation coming in to college. The true test of his abilities will come against the SEC slate ahead, but Shea is doing all of the right things. He is a true pro-style pocket passer who can hit the perfect spot for this receiver to make the right play. The 2018 quarterback class is stacked and hyped to the brim, but the 2019 class may be led by Shea Patterson.