Devy Watch Week 5
By Tommy Harvey
Kenny Pickett - QB (Pittsburgh)
23-36 389 yards 4 TDs, 6 carries 21 yards
Kenny Pickett continues to impress and raise his draft stock. The "Super Senior" came back for another season in order to improve his draft position and lead the Pitt Panthers to the ACC championship. So far, he is on track to do both. The only loss for Pittsburgh thus far was a disappointing 3 point loss to non-conference opponent Western Michigan.
Malik Willis - QB (Liberty)
13-19 287 yards 1 TD, 15 carries, 144 yards 2 TDs
Malik Willis keeps on doing Malik Willis things. He is the number 1 QB in my devy rankings and could very well be the top overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. His ability to use both his arm and legs matches what the NFL has been moving towards in recent years.
CJ Stroud - QB (Ohio State)
17-23 330 yards 5 TDs, 2 carries 13 yards
As a 2nd year Freshman, CJ Stroud has been tremendous for an elite college program. After taking last week off, Stroud returned this week to lead Ohio State to a dominant win over Rutgers. Stroud will be draft eligible in 2023.
Bijan Robinson - RB (Texas)
35 carries 216 yards 2 TDs, 3 receptions 22 yards
Bijan Robinson is probably the best RB in the country as a Sophomore. Not draft eligible until the 2023 draft, Robinson will continue to shine and prove why he should be the top RB in his class.
Brian Robinsion - RB (Alabama)
36 carries 171 yards 4 TDs
Brian Robinson waited his turn to be the lead back in Tuscaloosa and it is paying off for him. Another "Super Senior" on the this week's list, Robinson was a huge part in Alabama's victory over Ole Miss this weekend.
Tyler Allgeier - RB (BYU)
22 carries 218 yards 3 TDs, 3 receptions 22 yards
A draft eligible Redshirt Sophomore, Tyler Allgeier is looking like a potential 2022 draft pick. He is averaging close to 114 ypg and 5.6 ypc for the season.
Drake London - WR (USC)
9 receptions 130 yards 1 TD
Drake London has been the best WR in the country this season. Through 5 games, London has 48 receptions, 670 yards, and 4 TDs. He leads the country in both receptions and yards and is the leader for the Biletnikoff Trophy IMO. At 6'5 210lbs, London is a prototypical NFL WR.
Josh Downs - WR (North Carolina)
8 receptions 168 yards 1 TD
North Carolina had 2 stud WRs last season that were drafted into the NFL, so Downs was not relied upon by QB Sam Howell. This season, however, Josh Downs is proving to be one the best WRs in the nation. The Sophomore is not draft eligible until 2023.
Kayshon Boutte - WR (LSU)
6 receptions 127 yards 1 TD
Another 2023 draft eligible player, Kayshon Boutte is the top WR in my Devy rankings. LSU may be a little disappointing, but Boutte and QB Max Johnson are doing their part this season.
Isaiah Likely - TE (Coastal Carolina)
5 receptions 95 yards 2 TDs
Likely could have been drafted last season, but he decided to come back for his Senior season. It was probably a smart choice, given he could be a top 5 drafted TE in April.
Michael Mayer - TE (Notre Dame)
8 receptions 93 yards
Michael Mayer is probably the best TE in the country. With the absence of Arik Gilbert and Darnell Washington for Georgia, Mayer has taken over as the top TE in my Devy rankings.