Devy Deep Dive: Prospect Game Films

In this article series, I will provide game films and analysis of Devy players.

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Brock Purdy, QB Iowa State

6’-1” 210 lbs | 5-Star 2021 Draft Prospect (So)

Iowa State sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy is a rising 2021 NFL draft prospect who has clean mechanics, good arm talent, and the ability to improvise when necessary. His maneuverability inside the pocket and desire to run at any time makes him a dual-threat that's difficult to defend. Watching the video below, it’s obvious that Iowa State scripts several run plays for him, especially in the red zone. One aspect of his game which needs improvement is his accuracy. Even though Purdy’s completion percentage is 69.7% on the season, he still can miss open receivers on simple routes. As it stands now, Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields are at the top of the 2021 quarterback class, but If Purdy continues to develop and produce, he will enter next season right behind them. 

Noah Cain, RB Penn State

5’-10” 208 lbs | 4-Star 2022 Draft Prospect (Fr)

Penn State has produced dynasty running backs the last two years in Saquon Barkley and Miles Sanders. Unfortunately, there will be no stud running backs coming out of Happy Valley in the next couple of years, but true freshman Noah Cain may be worth the wait. Cain had a breakout game Week 6 against Purdue with 12 carries for 105 yards and 1 touchdown. He also had 3 catches for 25 yards. The game film below shows his powerful lower body strength and cutting ability. I was most impressed with his ability to fight for extra yards every time he was tackled. Cain is one of many impressive freshman running backs to enter college this year. 

Breece Hall, RB Iowa State

6’-1” 205 lbs | 4-Star 2022 Draft Prospect (Fr)

Iowa State true freshman running back Breece Hall capitalized on his opportunity to be the feature back against West Virginia in Week 7. He had an impressive performance with 23 carries for 132 yards and 3 touchdowns. Prior to Week 7, he had only 16 total carries. Watching his film, he’s a powerful running back who bounces off arm tackles and punishes defenders. He shows patience and vision at the line of scrimmage and has the burst to hit the hole when he sees it. Hall is another interesting 2022 running back you need to put on your watch list. 

Wan’Dale Robinson, WR Nebraska

5’-10” 190 lbs | 5-Star 2022 Draft Prospect (Fr)

If you’ve listened to my weekly podcast you know I have been watching Wan’Dale Robinson’s film since high school. As a senior last year, Robinson rushed for 1,973 yards and 30 touchdowns while catching 31 passes for 725 yards and 11 touchdowns. That is insane production and it shows just how dominating he was in high school. Now playing for Nebraska, he is a weapon used all over the field.  His best attributes are his 4.22 forty speed, explosiveness, and lateral cutting ability. Play the video below and watch how many defenders miss him on almost every play.   I’m targeting Robinson in every upcoming devy draft and you should too.

Justin Jefferson, WR LSU

6’-3” 192 lbs | 3-Star 2020 Draft Prospect (Jr)

Jefferson was a relative unknown devy asset heading into this season, but that has recently changed with his performance through the first seven weeks. He’s become one of Joe Burrows’s favorite targets alongside Ja’Marr Chase. At 6’-3” with 4.48 speed, he’s smooth off the line of scrimmage, often creating separation down the sidelines and is fearless working the middle of the field. His long arms and outstanding body control allows him to snatch balls out of the air often resulting in highlight reel catches. If Jefferson continues at his current production, NFL scouts will have no choice but to consider him in the upcoming NFL draft.

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