June 22, 2024

Devy Digest: Monday Musings – Week 12

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Devy Digest: Monday Musings – Week 12       

 

Devy Risers



Georgia QB- Carson Beck is making waves to be in the argument for QB1 of the 2025 class, he should return next year as incoming Freshman Dylan Raiola won’t be given the keys as a True Freshman, it would be a win/win situation for all involved and Beck can get more reps under his belt.

Kansas RB- Devin Neal has been consistently efficient every time he touches the ball and he should be a riser by the time the combine hits. Neal brings with him good vision, the elusiveness and quickness to get to the second level and the burst to bounce outside to pick up chunk yards, Neal also has good hands and is a viable pass blocker, Neal is a 3 down back at the next level and should be climbing up boards next spring. devy

Arizona RB- Jonah Coleman was someone we told you to pick up in the C2C section a while ago and he’s now in the devy risers category. Coleman is electric with the ball and he jumps out on tape. It’s his job next year and Arizona has talent in all 3 phases of the game and Coleman will be the beneficiary of a high powered passing attack as defenses won’t be able to load the box and he’ll have running lanes and Coleman brings with him nice hands in the receiving game.

                                                             

Devy Quandaries



North Carolina RB- Omarion Hampton might not have the top end speed or the wiggle to fake out a defender at the next level but he is being productive and you can’t deny that. I haven’t fully come around on him, but I can see traits that would work at the next level. He’s an interesting prospect with good traits and some flaws to his game. devy
Duke WR- Jordan Moore is someone we’ve mentioned here and someone we’ve liked for awhile. A converted Quarterback, he has become a go to option in this offense and his understanding of the Quarterback position helps him become a safety blanket for his Quarterback. We know the NFL loves guys who can do multiple things and have a high football IQ, this is someone that could steadily climb this time next year.

                                                                   

Devy Faller



Penn St QB- Drew Allar was injured, believed to have escaped anything major and you can use that as an excuse if you want to sell him. Many managers will still bet on the talent and you can probably recoup most of the value you spent on him. This might be the last chance to do so. Allar will have a new supporting Receiving cast next year and they might get someone in the portal but Penn St hasn’t really been able to grab or produce a relevant wide receiver in awhile. In most cases you spent a 1st round pick on him and you need him to be a top 15 pick in the NFL for that to payoff as a trade chip on the NFL side, there’s still a lot of unknown where you can get a supplemental 1st and perhaps a pick swap. That wouldn’t be the worst deal in the world and you can churn that into a new asset.

                                                           

C2C Names to Watch



Florida QB- Max Brown is 0% rostered and he gets to audition for the job now, for next season. We know Florida is bringing in some talented players at the skill set position and Brown, if he doesn’t fall on his face, should have the leg up. Other managers are probably thinking the same way. If you really need a Quarterback for next year and your league still has waivers, I can see 15% of FAAB being spent on him. It’s too much to spend but when something like this happens at a program where we expect some assets to form, you have to overpay. There’s probably one manager in every league who is probably depleted at the position for next year and they probably want to spend up. I’m not advocating that the FAAB amount be spent, but you might have to spend up if you are needy at the position for next year. Florida does bring in a highly coveted recruit, but we don’t see many True Freshman Quarterbacks play right away in a Power 5 program.

James Madison WR- Elijah Sarratt is only 21% rostered and will be returning next year as the clear passing option. He is someone to get now if your league still runs waivers. He’s someone I would spend 30+% of FAAB depending who else is available in your league

Michigan WR- Semaj Morgan is a true Freshman who can be someone that can step into the Roman Wilson role next year. The offense will be revamped, but he’s shown a different skill set than the typical Wide Receiver we see from that program. He’s being used in the slot, used as a gadget/gimmick role with jet sweeps and he is creative with the ball in his hands. His route running needs work and needs more overall refinement, but there really isn’t anyone in the room next year and is someone to ponder as a $1 bid and see what happens.