It is time for the annual installment of the Devy 100, the third-most ballyhooed set of devy rankings completed within the greater Southwest Minneapolis area. As always, whittling this down to a mere one hundred was no simple task. If there is anybody you believe was omitted erroneously, feel free to pop in the comments and express your displeasure.
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15. Travis Etienne, RB Clemson Tigers
Profile: A sometimes-plodding Clemson offense was injected with renewed life whenever Travis Etienne touched the football in 2017. As if propelled by a slingshot, Etienne launches himself into the second-level, showing a flair for the big play and elite acceleration. Almost looking out of control at times, Etienne nonetheless demonstrates elite contact balance and has power than you’d expect from a young back barely eclipsing the 200-pound barrier. A premier athlete with a heaping of production at a young age, Etienne has quickly established himself as an elite prospect.
2018 Outlook: Kelly Bryant enters the year as Clemson’s starter, though true freshman phenom Trevor Lawrence will push him every step of the way. Regardless of who is under center, the Tigers should lean heavily on their run game to complement a defense dripping with talent. Even sharing the backfield with Tavien Feaster, Etienne figures to build on his excellent freshman campaign.