Devy Football Rankings

by Jon Witt
Devy Football Rankings

Welcome to the Devy Football Rankings. These rankings help you figure out the players that will best translate to the pros.

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For those not familiar with Devy leagues, they are a form of a dynasty league that allows you to draft collegiate players and stash them on your team. That player does not accumulate any stats until they are drafted into the NFL. Once they are drafted, that Devy player that you have stashed will automatically be placed on your team.

Devy drafts often consist of two to five rounds so that the rookie drafts do not get completely depleted.

It is key to keep in mind that these are Devy rankings, not rankings for college fantasy football. For example a player like Garrett Shrader QB, Syracuse may have a great season for fantasy purposes, ranking high in fantasy scoring. However, his game may not translate to the NFL, dropping him lower or even out of the Devy rankings.

Rankings can change drastically based on your league scoring system, so these rankings will be based on a typical PPR scoring (non-superflex) system. With all that said, let us dive into the rankings.

Featured Players

Caleb Williams, QB, USC Trojans, SO

C.J Stroud and Bryce Young may be getting a lot of the publicity early on this season, but I absolutely love what Williams has to offer.

Williams transferred to USC after having a 21:4 TD to INT ratio in just eight games with Oklahoma. He flashed a ton of upside and is just as dangerous with his legs (442 yards) as he is his arm.

At USC he will be surrounded with a loaded offensive roster around him. One of the best WRs in the nation, Jordan Addison transferred in from Pittsburgh, Mario Williams followed Williams from Oklahoma and their second (Tahj Washington) and third (Gary Bryant Jr.) leading WRs are returning.

Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse Orange, JR

Tucker exploded onto the scene last season as his first full year as the starting tailback for the Orange.

He averaged 6.1 yards a pop to the tune of 1,496 yards. Tucker also has a nose for the end zone scoring 12 rushing touchdowns and two receiving.

Tucker will be the focal point of the Orange offense this season. He has great vision and patients, allowing the holes to open in front of him. Once the hole opens up, his quick feet and overall burst allow him to accelerate into the open field.  One other trait that stands out is his ball security.  He only coughed up the football once on 246 carries.

Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas Longhorns, JR

There really is not much to dislike about Robinson's overall game. He comes in as my top Devy RB, but he also finds himself as my No. 1 overall Devy prospect.

Robinson ran the ball hard for Texas last season. He scampered for 1,127 yards, 11 touchdowns and caught 26 receptions for another four touchdowns.

Robinson is extremely elusive out of the back with a speed burst to get to the next level after breaking the line of scrimmage. He could use some work fine-tuning his pass-catching abilities, but that is just nit-picking at this point. Robinson should be the first non-QB taken in Devy drafts, if not the first overall pick.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State Buckeyes, JR

Smith-Njigba has some big shoes to fill at Ohio State with the departure of both Chis Olave and Garrett Wilson to the NFL If last season is any indication, he will not only fill those shoes but he may end up being even better of a pro prospect when all is said and done.

Even as the WR3 behind Olave and Wilson he caught 95 passes for 1,606 yards and nine touchdowns. Those are great stats for a college WR, let alone someone who was the third target on the offense.

A polished route runner, with true playmaking ability, Smith-Njigba has all the tools to become the top WR drafted in 2023. Add to that his familiarity with the offense, C.J. Stroud's still throwing him the ball, his already gaudy numbers will improve.

Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame JR

Mayer is the top tight in the 2023 loaded TE class.  If he was eligible to enter the most recent draft, he would have been a first-rounder without a doubt.

Mayer racked up seven games last season in which he had seven or more receptions, totaling 71 on the year. He shined in the Fiesta Bowl as well catching seven passes for 72 yards and a touchdown.

He is a big boy (6'5, 240), with an already NFL-filled-out frame. Mayer has excellent hands, oftentimes making the tough catch in traffic across the middle.  His jump off the line is that of a WR, making him a matchup nightmare for most LBs and CBs.

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