2019 Season Kick-Off Devy Mock Draft (August 2019)
The devy writers at Dynasty Happy Hour got together in late August to hold the last preseason mock heading into the 2019 college football season.
Tom Corson (@DynastyInfidel) held picks 1 and 7 in each round.
Matt Griffith (@CommishMaGriff) held picks 2 and 8 in each round.
Matthew Jackson (@DHH _Matt) held picks 3 and 9 in each round.
Brandon Lejeune (@DynastyDeepDive) held picks 4 and 10 in each round.
Zach Thomas (@NFL_Zack) held picks 5 and 11 in each round.
Dwight Peebles (@FFPeeblesChamp) held picks 6 and 12 in each round.
1.01 - Jerry Jeudy - WR Alabama
@DynastyInfidel - Jeudy is the best wide receiver in the class, without a doubt. For a large amount of people, he’s also the 1.01 in a loaded running back class in 2020, which should say a lot about him. Most scouts believe he’s the best receiving prospect to come out of college since Julio Jones, something I’m close to agreeing with. Look for Jeudy to develop more this season, as he’ll be a part of an offense with the possible number one overall pick in Tua Tagovailoa. Whenever you have an elite quarterback throwing to an elite wide receiver, they only help each other's development.
1.02 - D’Andre Swift - RB Georgia
@CommishMaGriff - This was an easy pick for me. Swift is my 1.01 and I usually always lean running backs with first round picks because of the scarcity and need.
1.03 - Travis Etienne - RB Clemson
1.04 - Rondale Moore - WR Purdue
1.05 - CeeDee Lamb - WR Oklahoma
1.06 - Laviska Shenault - WR Colorado
1.07 - Jonathan Taylor - RB Wisconsin
@DynastyInfidel - Taylor is my RB3 in the 2020 class behind Travis Etienne and D’Andre Swift so I was thrilled that he fell to me at 1.07. His one knock so far has been his pass catching ability and he had two touchdown receptions in the first game of the season. He’s a monster on the ground and can run through or around you and has the breakaway speed for long runs. If he proves he can catch the ball as well as Etienne and Swift, he’ll be in the mix for the 2020 RB1. At that point, it’ll just be personal preference. The one concern which may keep him at RB3 will be his 900+ touches he’ll accrue, which will be something to monitor.
1.08 - Jalen Reagor - WR TCU
1.09 - J.K. Dobbins - RB Ohio State
1.10 - Henry Ruggs - WR Alabama
@DynastyDeepDive - Alabama junior wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is an ascending 2020 devy asset currently in the shadow of Jerry Jeudy. Ruggs has the ability to be a special player at the next level for one main reason, his speed. At the Crimson Tide's junior pro day earlier this spring he ran a 4.25 40-yard dash. Along with his speed, he has many traits NFL scouts covet in a wide receiver: explosiveness with short-area quickness, consistent hands, outstanding at gaining yards after the catch and toughness. With Jeudy getting a lot of defensive attention and a first round quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throwing him the ball, Ruggs’ stock has nowhere to go but up as we approach the NFL draft. He’s a bargain at the end of the first round of a devy draft.
1.11 - Justyn Ross - WR Clemson
1.12 - Ke’Shawn Vaughn - RB Vanderbilt
2.01 - Cam Akers - RB Florida State
@DynastyInfidel - Cam Akers was my RB1 heading into last season. I thought he would be perfect in Taggart’s system, but alas I was wrong. Running behind an offensive line constantly led to Akers being hit behind the line of scrimmage has led to many, including myself, dropping Akers under the big three. He still has flashes of brilliance in the running and receiving game, so he may still end up being the best back in the class, but at a discount. His cuts are so violent they remind me of Marshall Faulk. The way he explodes in and out of his jukes is otherworldly. I’m hoping as a Florida State fan they right the ship and we get to see what Akers can really do.
2.02 - Tyler Johnson - WR Minnesota
2.03 - Eno Benjamin - RB ASU
2.04 - Chuba Hubbard - RB Oklahoma State
2.05 - Jaylen Waddle - WR Alabama
2.06 - Trevor Lawrence - QB Clemson
2.07 - Tee Higgins - WR Clemson
2.08 - Bryan Edwards - WR South Carolina
@CommishMaGriff - Bryan Edwards is someone who has the size, skillset, and the ability to jump into the first round of rookie drafts next year. The upside alone was worth the pick here.
2.09 - Kylin Hill - RB Mississippi State
2.10 - Amon-Ra St. Brown - WR USC
2.11 - Collin Johnson - WR Texas
2.12 - John Emery - RB LSU
3.01 - Tua Tagovailoa - QB Alabama
3.02 - Najee Harris - RB Alabama
3.03 - Tylan Wallace - WR Oklahoma State
3.04 - Max Borghi - RB WSU
@DynastyDeepDive - Max Borghi has a fantastic opportunity this season to cement himself as one of the top 2021 draft class running back prospects. Standing at 5’-10” and 195 pounds, he is Washington State’s best offense player. He impressed his freshman season with his versatility running the ball as well as catching the ball out of the backfield. Borghi started this season off with a bang rushing for over 120 yards, his first 100 yard game of his collegiate career. When you watch his film, you can easily see the outstanding vision and vertical fluid movement, the toughness running between the tackles and his ability to make defenders miss in the open field. He ran a 4.35 forty yard dash last year, so he possesses the long speed to leave defenders in the dust. If he can add another 10 pounds to his frame over the next two seasons without losing his twitchy movements and long speed, he will make for a great day 2 or 3 selection in the 2021 NFL draft.
3.05 - Zamir White - RB Georgia
3.06 - Seth Williams - WR Auburn
3.07 - Donovan Peoples-Jones - WR Michigan
3.08 - Trey Sermon - RB Oklahoma
@CommishMaGriff - This offense is going to produce several NFL caliber players. Trey is the best running back out of the bunch for me and I felt like getting him at the back of the third was a steal.
3.09 - Garrett Wilson - WR Ohio State
3.10 - Jerrion Ealy - RB Mississippi
@DynastyDeepDive - Ole Miss freshman five star running back Jerrion Ealy is name you may not be familiar with, but as the season rolls along I expect he will become a household name in devy circles. I admittedly took Ealy a bit early in this draft, only because of how excited I got after watching his high school tape. As a senior at Jackson Prep he rushed for 1,526 yards, averaging 8.9 yards a carry with 24 touchdows. Even more impressive was his dominant MVP performance at this year’s Under Armour All-American Game where he rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters of play. Ealy is on the smaller size at 5’-9” and 180 pounds but plays much bigger on tape. He is extremely physical, taking on defenders and has fantastic footwork giving him the ability to maneuver in space. He joins a couple other fantastic 2022 class running backs in John Emery Jr (LSU) and Zach Charbonnet (Michigan). I will be watching all three and would be comfortable taking any one of these backs in mid to late devy startup drafts.
3.11 - A.J. Dillon - RB Boston College
3.12 - Keaontay Ingram - RB Texas
4.01 - Anthony McFarland - RB Maryland
@DynastyInfidel - When you watch McFarland play, you can’t help but be impressed. Although he may seem a little undersized, he’s 5’9 and almost 200 lbs. He’s twitchy and and can hit the home run on any play. Last year against Indiana and Ohio State he recorded back to back 200 yard games. I remember watching him go off against Ohio State for 298 yards and just being in awe. Not some scrub team. Ohio State. At this point in the season, he’s still flying under the radar for a ton of devy guys. I don’t expect that to be the case come January.
4.02 - Justin Fields - QB Ohio State
4.03 - Zack Moss - RB Utah
4.04 - Justin Herbert - QB Oregon
4.05 - Rashod Bateman - WR Minnesota
4.06 - Ricky Slade - RB Penn State
4.07 - Tamorrion Terry - WR FSU
4.08 - Justin Shorter - WR Penn State
4.09 - Joe Ngata - WR Clemson
4.10 - Jadon Haselwood - WR Oklahoma
4.11 - Dominick Blaylock - WR Georgia
4.12 - Trey Sanders - RB Alabama
5.01 - Jake Fromm - QB Georgia
5.02 - Jermar Jefferson - RB Oregon State
@CommishMaGriff - Jefferson shined during his freshman campaign and was the second best running back in the PAC-12 behind Eno Benjamin. He had 41 plays of 10 yards or more and is only getting better.
5.03 - Albert Okwuegbunam - TE Missouri
5.04 - Jermar Chase - WR LSU
@DynastyDeepDive - Ja’Marr Chase is one of my favorite 2021 wide receiver devy prospects. Playing for LSU, I expect him to be the primary target for Joe Burrow this season. Although he had a quiet freshman season, he really shined at the end of last year at the Liberty Bowl where he posted a 6 catch, 93 yard, and 1 touchdown stat line. It was his break out party. At 6’-1” and 205 pounds he has all the physical traits of a quality NFL receiver. He appears to get off the line with ease, has fantastic ability to maneuver his body when in the air, and has a wide catch radius. He did drop a few more balls then you would like to see last year but if he can improve on that and provide consistent production this year I believe he could be a riser in the devy ranks as he approaches his junior season. I was thrilled to land him in the fifth round.
5.05 - Brevin Jordan - TE Miami
5.06 - Salvon Ahmed - RB Washington
5.07 - Stephen Carr - RB USC
5.08 - Zach Charbonnet - RB Michigan
5.09 - Antonio Gandy-Golden - WR Liberty
5.10 - Brycen Hopkins - TE Vanderbilt
5.11 - Theo Wease - WR Oklahoma
5.12 - Tarik Black - WR Michigan