Devy Mock: Rounds 1 & 2

The impetus behind our year end PPR Devy Mock Draft is to help showcase the many talented players in college football and see what effect this past season’s play has had on their dynasty value. This is a 5 round 12 team draft and we also added comments on what each of these players brings to the table.  As soon as the deadline to declare for the NFL draft passes and we officially know who will be entering the NFL next season we will conduct another mock with the players who remain in college. Obviously, the value of Devy players is ever evolving so make sure you keep up to date with our Devy rankings. Agree, disagree or have any questions you need answered regarding this mock, reach out to the following gentlemen: @DFF_BMack@_CodyGarrett@allpurposeyrd8g, @NFLDynastyScout@DFF_JohnIDP and @pacificscouting. Trust me, they love talking about Devy players (ALL THE FREAKIN’ TIME) so give them a holler anytime.

ROUND 1

 

1.01 Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU-2017

Sutton is a physical freak with an excellent combo of size, speed, and strength. He does an excellent job of attacking the ball and beating DB’s on 50/50 balls. Through the year he has shown an improved ability in his route running. Sutton has the biggest upside of any WR in this draft and could end up being a WR1 at the next level.

1.02  Dalvin Cook, RB, FSU-2017

Cook is one of the most explosive players in his class. His ability to create, make defenders miss and still be physical at times is very promising. Cook should be a PPR stud with his proficiency in the passing game.

1.03 Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU-2017

This guy can do it all, he is a big, explosive, physical runner who can easily break tackles. He has great vision, burst through the hole, and is elusive in open space. Durability may be a drawback.

1.04 Mike Williams, WR, Clemson-2017

Should be a red zone TD machine. Gets separation and fights for the ball. Will be a team’s number 1 wide receiver for a long, long time.

1.05 Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan-2017

I know that the NFL doesn’t value production from non-Power 5 conferences but I’m not sure they’ll be able to ignore what Davis did at WMU. He feels like he’s the safest WR in this class.

1.06 Derrius Guice, RB, LSU-2018

A complete back that runs angry between the tackles. He is explosive out of the gate showing off a very big burst on his initial lead step. His combination of size, vision, balance and tenacity make him a threat on every play.

1.07 John Ross, WR, Washington- 2017

Ross combines his nice speed and quickness with excellent route running and solid hands. His footwork is second to none. He looks like a blend of DeSean Jackson and Brandin Cooks, which is a scary combination. Once he has the ball in his hands he is electric and is a threat to take it to the house at any moment.

1.08 Saquon Barkley, RB, PSU-2018

Barkley is the definition of a do it all back. His smooth running style and knack for finding the open lane makes him a very intriguing back. He’s the type of runner that can work in any scheme.

1.09 Christian McCaffrey, RB, STAN-2017

Gifted with the ability to burst through the hole into the secondary, he has second level speed with the elusiveness to create separation from the defense. His ideal fit is in a spread offense where he can catch the ball out of the backfield and run against coverages that don’t stack the box. Drawbacks may include his size, durability his lack of power running style.

1.10 JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC-2017

A burner who can make plays. Separation looks easy for him. Will be one of the top WRs off the board this draft due to his play making ability.

1.11 Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon-2017

Freeman’s blend of size and speed make him one of my favorite backs in college football.  Apparently, I’m higher on him than he is on himself because he decided to return to school to continue his development.

1.12 Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia-2017

I feel like I stole Chubb at 1.12. Chubb is a dynamic runner, but unfortunately his injury last year pushed him into the background. This year he showed his vision remains intact. Chubb has deceptive quickness and the ability to work between the tackles. He is a versatile runner which makes him a strong fit for any offensive system.

ROUND 2

 

2.01 Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama-2018

Calvin Ridley is another ultra talented WR from Alabama and will quickly draw comparisons to his predecessor, Amari Cooper. Like Cooper, Ridley is very shifty with excellent route running and hands. His suddenness and explosiveness makes him difficult for DB’s to handle. There is a strong chance he enters the 2018 draft as the WR1.

2.02 Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU-2017

Dupree is knocked because of his lack of top end speed and inconsistent hands but he’s still a very athletic prospect with WR1 upside. LSU WRs are hard to gauge but Dupree is a favorite of mine.

2.03 D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas-2017

Big bodied back, quick to shoot through holes, has the necessary 2nd level speed for the NFL. Needs to continue to work on ball security.

2.04 James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State-2018

Fights through contact to go get the ball. QB friendly player who can make tough catches. Another player who can make the big play vertically.

2.05 Semaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma-2017

Perine finished his college career as Oklahoma’s leading rusher. He lacks top end speed and isn’t flashy, but he finds ways to break tackles and create his own yards. He’s a finisher.

2.06 Christian Kirk, WR, TAMU-2018

I like what Kirk brings to the table in terms of his skill set. He has good hands and can get separation with the use of his quickness when running routes. When he breaks in his routes, he doesn’t lose speed which manifests his very good ankle flexion. This also makes him valuable on special teams.

2.07 Ronald Jones II, RB, USC-2018

Ronald Jones could end up being the forgotten man in what looks to be a stacked 2018 RB class. While he isn’t on the level of Guice and Barkley, Jones will be another stud added to that class. He is excellent at using his explosion to get to the second level and blends that with speed, vision, and shiftiness.

2.08 LJ Scott, RB, Michigan State-2018

Scott has a methodical running style. He’s very patient with great balance and vision but still has enough burst to create a lot of explosive plays.

2.09 OJ Howard, TE, Alabama-2017

6’6 250lbs, 4.5 40 time makes him the ideal modern NFL tight end.

2.10 DeDe Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma-2017

More of a scheme WR but has that flash of speed to get separation. I will watch for his landing spot but has ability and skills to be targeted late 2nd.

2.11 D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss-2019

When it comes to devy, I’m very patient. I don’t mind waiting on a guy that I really believe in. In an injury-shortened season at Ole Miss, Metcalf showed that he’ll be a red zone force at the very least going forward.

2.12 Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Florida-2019

Love his size and speed. At 6’2″ 189, he can be a red-zone threat and has the speed to stretch the field. He can be very deceptive with his body gestures and shows he can get loose in the middle of the field with his elusiveness.

Rounds 1 and 2 of our Devy Mock Draft are in the books. Sunday we’ll finish up with rounds 3-5.

lawrence_chaney

North West born and raised. Sports are everything to me. Took up scouting a few years back and fell in Love with it. Try my best to use the knowledge I have to contribute to the Devy section for DFF.

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