Welcome to the Devy Smorgasbord. Each week the Smorgasbord will recap the Studs and Duds from the previous week in college football, identify one player who is being overlooked in the devy world in the Prospect Snapshot, and have a weekly updated two-round devy mock draft. The Smorgasbord is designed to help keep you prepared and well-informed in the ever-changing landscape of developmental “devy” leagues. Let’s get into the Devy Smorgasbord: Week 10.
Studs and Duds
Stud: Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma
Who else would be worthy of the top Stud spot? Mayfield was awesome in this old-fashioned Big 12 shootout. Mayfield completed 24/36 passes for 598! yards and 5 touchdowns. Aside from the 2 interceptions, Mayfield was hitting everything- the deep pass, the slants, and the intermediate throws. Mayfield is continuing to build on his Heisman resume with this performance.
Dud: Equanimeous St. Brown, WR Notre Dame
In a game that featured 48 points by the Irish, St. Brown went mostly unnoticed. Notre Dame threw 38 passes in the game with St. Brown only catching 2 for 36 yards – both in the first quarter, despite seeing a 21% target share. St. Brown has been unimpressive all season and will be sliding down my ranks.
Stud: James Washington, WR Oklahoma State
A stud for the second week in a row, Washington had himself a game. Washington went 7/128/1 against Oklahoma and looked fantastic doing it. He hauled in a 52-yard bomb from quarterback Mason Rudolph and has established himself as possibly the best deep ball tracker in college football.
Dud: Damien Harris, RB Alabama
In an always-tough defensive matchup against rival LSU, I was expecting Damien Harris to see a full workload. That didn’t happen; Harris had only 33 yards was out-touched by Bo Scarbrough 12-9, and outgained by both Scarbrough and QB Jalen Hurts. Harris is still the team leader in rush yards at 8.1 yards per attempt, but it looks as if OC Brian Daboll likes to keep a split backfield. Harris currently has 90 rushes to Scarbrough’s 92 attempts.
Stud: Ronald Jones II, RB Southern California
Another repeat offender in the Stud category, Ronald Jones II backed up his best game of the year with a nearly identical game against Arizona. Jones went off for 194 yards and 3 touchdowns on 27 carries. Jones displayed his agility and power and is placing his name on the bona fide workhorse list.
Devy week 10 Prospect Snapshot: Michael Gallup, WR Colorado State
3 Star Recruit
Draft Eligible in 2018
HT/WT – 6-1, 195
4.40 40-Yard Dash
One of the most underrated wide receivers eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft is Colorado State WR Michael Gallup. Gallup transferred to CSU after playing two seasons at Butler Community College where he excelled in his one healthy season, catching 44 passes for 780 yards and 11 scores. An injured sophomore season at Butler kept Gallup from signing with a power five school, as his former WR coach Brice Vignery noted: “he would be at one of those premier programs, top five. Colorado State got a steal in him”.
Once arriving on campus at CSU, Gallup picked up right where he had left off from his freshman season. He was huge for the Rams as a junior, posting a 76/1272/14 season on 117 targets, and he was named first-team All-Mountain West. Gallup has continued ball out as a senior, and is on pace for a 91/1435/7 projected stat line through 12 games. Gallup’s best game came this season against Nevada when he posted a sick 13/263/3 line in a 44-42 victory. He has also had an 8/212/1 game against Hawaii this season on his way to being named an AP midseason 2nd team All-American. In his lone game this year against a top-flight program in Alabama, Gallup had 5 receptions for 81 yards.
Strengths: Speed, Jumping ability, Hands
Weaknesses: Size, Gets lost on the field, Competition level questions?
Devy Mock Draft 11/6/17
Not much has changed since last week. James Washington has taken over the number 1 WR spot. N’Keal Harry looked like a red zone beast and is closing in on the top 2 WR’s. Tennessee RB John Kelly is a new addition to the 2nd round. He is a tough, physical runner who is playing like a man amongst boys.
1.01- Saquon Barkley
1.02- Derrius Guice
1.03- James Washington
1.04- Courtland Sutton
1.05- Nick Chubb
1.06- N’Keal Harry
1.07- Deon Cain
1.08- Auden Tate
1.09- Kalen Ballage
1.10- Ahmonn Richards
1.11- Damarea Crockett
1.12- JK Dobbins
2.01- Bryce Love
2.02- Ronald Jones II
2.03- Equanimeous St. Brown
2.04- Calvin Ridley
2.05- Dekaylin Metcalf
2.06- Cam Akers
2.07- Christian Kirk
2.08- Trayveon Williams
2.09- Damien Harris
2.10- Michael Gallup
2.11- Najee Harris
2.12- John Kelly