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Welcome to the master list of my devy prospects for single QB leagues! This installment will be players ranked 41-60. If you missed it, check out my top 20 devy rankings and top 40 ddevy rankings.

For those new to devy: in a “devy” league, short for developmental, managers can select players who are still in college (or high school) and stash them on a separate, inactive roster until they are drafted into the NFL. In this format, the player values can be all over the place and each manager’s process for player evaluation becomes of utmost importance. 

I have previously released articles with my position-specific rankings which describe in more detail my process and what I look for when ranking devy prospects. Check those out here: QBRBWR, and TE

Some of the position rankings have changed as I have moved through the offseason so this is the most updated order. 

It is important when playing in devy leagues to understand the full landscape and where players will fall not only for their draft year but also 2-3 years down the road. This helps you value your devy-depleted rookie picks as well as devy picks when making trades. For instance this year the “devy 1.01” is likely Ja’Marr Chase because he was probably undrafted in many leagues prior to the breakout in 2019. However, the “devy 1.02” is lacking relative value because it’s highly likely players I’ve ranked 2-5 are already on devy rosters. 

Definitions

Rank – This is where I would put a player in the context of who I would prefer on my team. It does not mean this rank is their formal ADP. When drafting I would use my own ranking but also a player’s consensus ADP to judge when to draft them. I have Dyami Brown as WR6 but I know he’s routinely available later. I may use that info to draft a RB first knowing I can get a major WR value in Brown the next round. 

Draft eligible – This is just the first year they are eligible to enter the NFL draft. It does not mean they will enter the NFL draft. 

Offseason hype – A subjective classification, based on how much buzz a player is getting in the devy social media platforms. The hotter the name, the more likely they won’t fall to their listed ADP.

Draft cycle riser (DCR) – This term is used later in the rankings (21-40 and 41-60) to describe players who I feel will get popular after their final seasons when the NFL draft process heats up. Usually players from smaller schools or were lesser rated prospects who have a very good career but remain afterthoughts until the combine. I think drafting players like this who are close to the NFL are valuable in devy leagues. They may not have the flashy upside of an incoming 5-star freshman at Alabama, but they will provide near-term production and you can plug them into a lineup or flip them once they gain steam. Good recent examples of this type of player are Denzel Mims, Anthony McFarland, and Darrynton Evans.

Rank Name Position Rank School Draft eligible Offseason hype Additional notes
41 Tank Bigsby RB17 Auburn 2023 Low opportunity for immediate playing time
42 Zach Charbonnet RB18 Michigan 2022 Moderate  
43 Warren Jackson WR18 Colorado St 2021 Low late breakout but tantalizing size; 4th year in school; DCR 
44 Elijah Mitchell RB19 Louisiana 2021 None last 2 seasons 2551 yards and 33 TDs with feature back size; 4th year in school; DCR
45 Javian Hawkins RB20 Louisville 2021 Low undersized, would like to see receiving ability
46 Jaret Patterson RB21 Buffalo 2021 None 4th year in school; preseason second team All American; DCR
47 Tanner Morgan QB6 Minnesota 2021 Moderate  
48 Keontay Ingram RB22 Texas 2021 Moderate good runner with 56 rec in 2 years; 2020 breakout potential
49 Frank Ladson Jr. WR19 Clemson 2022 Low increased opportunity with Ross out
50 Drake London WR20 USC 2022 Low strong 39-567-5 Fr yr; smooth moves at 6’5″; also on  basketball roster
51 Demond Demas WR21 Texas A&M 2023 Moderate team lost 2 of top 3 WRs; immediate targets available
52 Chatarius Atwell WR22 Louisville 2021 Low incredible production but needs to pack on weight at 165lbs
53 Sage Surratt WR23 Wake Forest 2021 Low old for his class; 4th year in school
54 Pooka Williams RB23 Kansas 2021 Low 4th year in school; undersized
55 Bryant Koback RB24 Toledo 2021 None former SEC recruit; 4th year in school; DCR
56 Jadon Haselwood WR24 Oklahoma 2022 None out for year with ACL but upside stash
57 Kendall Milton RB25 Georgia 2023 None may have the most talent in the Georgia backfield
58 Bijan Robinson RB26 Texas 2023 Moderate top RB recruit in the country
59 Brock Purdy QB7 Iowa St 2021 Low  
60 Treylon Burks  WR26 Arkansas 2022 None 20% of team passing yards as true freshman; returned punts at 6’3″ 223; QB upgrade in Feliepe Franks

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  1. Jolt In Flow says:
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    AFR, thanks for these write-ups. Just wish you had them about 3 months ago to help me. No matter. Will use these ones for next year.

    One player I want to ask you about since you seem to have your eye on the future. RB Seven McGee – Oregon recruit 2021. His highlights are insane! Then again, I’m looking at them as a whole, not in a broken down fashion (I love B_Don’s breakdowns of each incoming prospect).

    Have you followed him, and if so, do you think he has the raw potential to make it in college and/or NFL?

    Thanks AFR. Keep those malpractice pieces coming. I appreciate all your work.

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      Thanks for the kind words! And glad you like the show!

      Wow McGee is very deep cut… rising HS Sr and I haven’t gone into HS players. Typically the jump to CFB is god huge that I want to see some CFB production before I get on board. Even the elite prospects fail in the transition.

      A quick glance at his profile gives me pause since he’s pretty small 5’8″ 167 so he’ll need to bulk up quite a bit (30-40lbs) to even be an NFL third down back… if he can retain his athleticism with added weight, certainly has potential

      • al_FF_red

        al_FF_red says:
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        so*** huge

  2. al_FF_red

    al_FF_red says:
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    Thanks for the kind words! And glad you like the show!

    Wow McGee is very deep cut… rising HS Sr and I haven’t gone into HS players. Typically the jump to CFB is god huge that I want to see some CFB production before I get on board. Even the elite prospects fail in the transition.

    A quick glance at his profile gives me pause since he’s pretty small 5’8″ 167 so he’ll need to bulk up quite a bit (30-40lbs) to even be an NFL third down back… if he can retain his athleticism with added weight, certainly has potential

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