Today we finish our first Devy mock of the season . You can find rounds 1 and 2 here. The following DFF devy experts participated in this draft:
One note, the year next to the pick denotes which draft year that player is eligible to declare for.
3.01 Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona St – 2017
Ballage is quite possibly the biggest Devy sleeper out there; he certainly doesn’t get the hype he deserves. Ballage has the size, strength, vision, and COD you look for from a bell cow RB. He is also deadly in the passing game as shown by his multiple 100 yard performances. And at 6’2″ 225lbs, you don’t expect him to explode down the field with his sub 4.5 speed!
3.02 Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss – 2017
Engram will likely take on a WR role once he enters the league, and he has the profile to be a very good one. He’s technically sound and big bodied with exceptional hands. He’s also a legit red zone threat.
3.03 Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson – 2017
Versatile, power, speed, elusive. Could use to work more on his catching game.
3.04 Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson – 2017
I like his touch throwing the deep ball. Sets quick and can get away from pressure and extend a play. He shows good football smarts. Avoids the big hits which will keep him playing. If I need a QB I’d move him up a little bit on my draft board.
3.05 Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma – 2017
Sure, I’ll take both Oklahoma RBs here. On the field, Mixon has nearly everything you look for in a running back. His biggest issues lie off the field. It’s no secret at this point. He needs more time to rehab his image. He’s returning to OU (Editor’s Note: Mixon has since declared for the draft) for another season, but only time will tell if one more clean season is enough to undo the damage he’s done.
3.06 Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State – 2019
Outstanding lateral quickness with very good balance and vision. Is not limited to scheme as he is patient and can run inside and outside. I love this pick.
3.07 N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona St – 2019
N’Keal Harry is my current CFB man crush and my current WR1 for 2019. Harry, a true freshman, came into college with the stature of a NFL WR standing at 6’4″ 220lbs. He has solid route running that he pairs with excellent speed and hands. His ability to attack the ball and beat DB’s on 50/50 balls is second to none. I expect Harry to fly up boards as 2019 gets closer.
3.08 Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame – 2018
EQ is another big fast athletic WR who makes a ton of wow plays. He has a chance to be a very good NFL player and his explosiveness along with route running is to much to pass on.
3.09 Luke Falk, QB, WSU – 2017
Quick release, throwing 70.0% completion, 145 QB rating. Could stand to gain more arm strength. Some thoughts on Falk (as well as other QBs) from earlier this season.
3.10 Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin – 2017
Runs between the tackles and gets low. Love that! From a run heavy offense he didn’t get much pass pro work. I’m sure he is fine and I’m taking him on my teams. Here’s a review of Clements bowl appearance performance.
3.11 Deon Cain, WR, Clemson – 2018
Deon Cain looks like the next great pro WR to come from Clemson. He doesn’t have a lot of catches because he’s 3rd in the pecking order at best, but he had 5 touchdowns on 34 catches in 2015 and he has 9 touchdowns on 33 catches so far this season.
3.12 Jake Butt, TE, Michigan – 2017
Love how he can create separation. Saw him win in man coverage consistently. Although he isn’t the fastest tight end, he makes up for it with very good awareness and instincts to get open.
4.01 Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington – 2018
Myles Gaskin, yet another name that gets forgotten when talking 2018 RBs. While Gaskin may be a slightly undersized RB, he more than makes up for it with his vision and explosiveness. Gaskin is extremely fluid and has excellent change of direction. He should be a top pick in 2018.
4.02 KD Cannon, WR, Baylor – 2017
I feel like KD Cannon is a steal at this point. He is another extremely athletic specimen who had more receptions and yards than Corey Coleman had at Baylor. He’s a threat to score deep every play but has a certain suddenness to him that leads me to believe he will be an exceptional route runner as well.
4.03 Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse – 2017
Ability to win jump balls downfield and box out the coverage, he is also elusive with strong hands.
4.04 Bucky Hodges, TE , Virginia Tech – 2017
Will be a solid receiving TE in the pass happy NFL.
4.05 Elijah Hood, RB, UNC – 2017
Hood had a breakout sophomore season and decided to return to UNC (Editor’s Note: Hood has changed his mind and decided to enter the NFL draft) after a junior season that was riddled with injuries. It’s probably for the best because the 2018 RB class, though top-heavy, doesn’t seem to be as deep as the 2017 RB class.
4.06 Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington – 2017
Kupp is relentless at the catch-point. Uses his frame well to box out defenders and is aggressive on contested catches. His above average awareness makes up for his average athleticism.
4.07 Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee – 2017
When it comes to the loaded class of 2017 RB’s, Alvin Kamara is by far the most underrated of them all. Kamara has excellent vision, strength, and speed; everything you want out of your RB. But his biggest attribute is his elite balance. He is very tough to knock off balance and bring to the ground. It will be interesting to see where he gets drafted, but I expect him to be a high level starter at the next level.
4.08 Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA – 2018
I think Rosen will be one of the better QB prospects of recent years. He has the arm and mind along with physical traits that make for a true franchise type Quarterback. Rosen is my Devy QB1.
4.09 James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh – 2018
Power back who fights behind his pads, reads blocks quickly and falls forward for more yards. Has had to fight hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer, and recover from a torn MCL to make it in the NFL.
4.10 Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan – 2017
Steady WR2 production coming in the NFL. Makes some amazing grabs.
4.11 Jake Browning, QB, Washington – 2018
I was much more impressed with Jake Browning at the time of this draft than I am now – after the semifinal game against Alabama. Where most college quarterbacks are good with a clean pocket, Browning is exceptional, but he needs to improve on getting rid of the ball under pressure in 2017.
4.12 Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky – 2017
Taylor has strong hands as he catches nearly everything thrown his way. He is very instinctive and does a great job at locating and then adjusting his body to the ball. I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes a name for himself in the NFL.
5.01 Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia – 2019
Holyfield will not get talked about much for at least another year, now that Chubb and Michel have opted to return to Georgia. But Holyfield is still ultra talented and should be considered a top RB in 2019. He has good vision, agility, and is very explosive. It may take a bit more time, but he will be a highly touted RB eventually!
5.02 Trayveon Williams, RB, TAMU – 2019
As a frosh Williams has the stats in the SEC that make him a hot commodity. He’s not the biggest back, but he is very quick, has excellent lateral agility and his vision allows him to consistently find the open lane. He’s still a physical runner despite his 5-9 200 lb frame.
5.03 Bo Scarbrough, Rb, Alabama – 2018
Huge 250 lb back with blazing speed and power, he is still very young and very hard to take down.
5.04 Zay Jones, WR, ECU – 2017
Has great hands. Will not let his QB down.
5.05 ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama – 2017
I feel like Stewart is Alabama’s most under the radar prospect. As for Alabama’s WRs, Ridley gets all of the hype while Stewart just routinely goes about his business. He is reliable in big spots. He lacks the top-end speed of most successful outside WRs, but his strong hands and ferocious mentality make him a candidate for the slot at the next level.
5.06 Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan – 2017
Deceptive speed, burst and acceleration. His combination of size and speed make him very intriguing. He has the quickness to beat man coverage and this speed makes him valuable as a kick returner.
5.07 Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida – 2018
Callaway is a very explosive and rangy WR that should get a ton of hype entering the 2018 draft. He is very agile and uses his agility to beat defenders for big plays. He has excellent hands and does a great job of attacking the ball and battling DB’s. Callaway has a ton of upside and should turn some heads next season.
5.08 Chad Hansen, WR, Cal – 2017
Hansen is a late riser. He has decent size but it’s his route running and hands are the keystone to his success. His release and physicality help him create separation on a consistent basis. He has the ability to contribute early for an NFL team which is good for our Fantasy teams as well.
5.09 Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech – 2017
Vertical burner who can stretch the field and create separation. Needs to prove he can beat the secondary over the top in the NFL, and could use to gain a little more weight in muscle.
5.10 Donnel Pumphrey, RB, SDSU – 2017
Could see some ppr work as a pass catcher on third downs. Smaller size than you would prefer but I like the ppr upside.
5.11 Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State – 2017
It seems like McNichols has been highly underrated during his career at Boise State. In two seasons as a starter at Boise State, McNichols showed that he is a complete back. If you were to make a list of things that you look for in an NFL back, McNichols would check off all the boxes.
5.12 Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame – 2018
How can you not fall in love with a 6’3″ 220 lb receiver that runs in the 4.4 to 4.5 range? He has an impressive catch radius which allows him to high point the ball very well. His upside is enormous and he should make strides in 2017.