2021 Devy Ranks, Top 10's



These are personal ranks based on the film I’ve studied over the 2019 and 2020 season.



Quarterbacks


My quarterback rankings haven't changed from last month. Trevor Lawrence is a generational talent and is easy to rank as the best quarterback in this class. Fields and Zach Wilson feel like they have been ranked accordingly as they are the two next best players. Fields seems a bit more polished and NFL ready, whereas Zach Wilson has some tremendous arm talent but is still a little bit raw. There’s also some concern regarding Wilson since he played for BYU and didn’t play against any elite competition this year, but he’s still one of my personal favorites.


Mac Jones may have been one of the most slept on players this year. He made some great throws/plays and did a wonderful job improving his draft stock in 2020.


Trey Lance has some great fundamentals and already can take snaps from under center. Unfortunately, he only played in one game in 2020, so my opinions are based on his 2019 film. Ranking him at 5 seems appropriate for the time being.


Kyle Trask was a fun prospect to watch, but he is very raw and needs to do a lot of work to become an NFL-ready quarterback. However, I do think he’s significantly better than the 6-10 ranked players.



Wide Receivers


There have been a couple changes to my wide receiver ranks. Ja’Marr Chase is still my WR1 but Devonta Smith has jumped from the 6th spot to the 2nd spot. I've been reluctant to put him ahead of guys like Moore and Bateman, but as I studied Smith more it seemed crazy to rank him outside the top 5. He is a great player and despite BMI concerns he is NFL ready.


Rondale Moore stays at the 3 spot and Bateman has fallen from 2 to 4. Bateman and Moore are both top talents and their rankings here came down to personal preference. Waddle and Wallace have maintained their rankings, although Waddle could’ve been higher if not for his ankle injury. Amon-Ra St. Brown did jump up a spot after playing very well and improving his draft stock.


Terrace Marshall, Seth Willams, and Chris Olave are all outstanding talents but stay at the 8, 9, and 10 spots. Honorable mentions go to Amari Rodgers and Elijha Moore, who didn’t quite make the list. However, if there wasn’t so much depth and talent at the wide receiver position this year they could have easily made the top 10.



Running Backs


I still have Najee Harris and Travis Etienne ranked as the 1 and 2 running backs. Javonte Williams has soared up my ranks and is locked in at the 3 spot. I bumped Kenneth Gainwell up over Chuba Hubbard: Hubbard has speed and talent, but he didn't impress much when he played this season.


Trey Sermon was not included in my last Top 10, but his last few games have really changed my opinion on him. Ranking him at 10 seems appropriate right now, but don't be surprised for him to shoot up post-combine.


Javonte Willaims and Kenneth Gainwell were two very fun prospects to watch. Williams’s draft stock skyrocketed after a fantastic 2020 season, and Gainwell is one of my personal favorites. He opted out this year, but his 2019 film was very impressive. He is so electric and can be a threat to score on any play.


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