There is a growing movement in the Dynasty community toward “devy” players. The term “devy” refers to developmental players carried on the dynasty league rosters. These devy players are usually college players but can even be high school athletes. During each week of the offseason and season, we will look at a different set of devy rankings.
We began the season looking at the top devy players, beginning with the Top 10 devy quarterbacks overall without regard of position or class. This week, we are looking at the top wide receivers. In general, we value the players entering the 2018 NFL Draft higher than future classes just due to the added risk associated with projecting into the future.
As we survey devy prospects, we will be looking at traits, abilities, and skill sets that will translate to the NFL. Since it is still early in the season, we expect these rankings to be fluid and there to be some fluctuation as the year progresses.
10. DeKaylin Metcalf (Mississippi) – Metcalf is a stellar athlete who is tall and very muscular. His father, Terrence, is a former NFL lineman so he has genetics on his side. Metcalf was named a U.S. Army and MaxPreps All-America selection. As a true Freshman in 2016, the youngster scored touchdowns in each of his first two college games before breaking his foot against Wofford and missed the last 10 games of the season. Metcalf was able to attain a medical redshirt. He has filled out his physique (6’4”, 225 pounds) but still has the speed to get open. Teaming with A.J. Brown and a good crop of receivers, quarterback Shea Patterson could have a big season. In the first three games of the season, the redshirt Freshman has 16 receptions for 246 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Rebels will need him to have a big game next week in order to have a chance at Alabama.