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.
As we survey devy prospects, we will be looking at traits, abilities, and skill sets that will translate to the NFL. This week, we will look at the Top 10 devy wide receivers eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft.
10. Diontae Johnson (Toledo) – The 5’11”, 181-pound Sophomore has turned heads this season. He caught 14 passes as a Freshman in 2016, with 3 of those going for touchdowns. Johnson had a monster outing last Thursday against Northern Illinois. In that game, the Sophomore hauled in 10 passes for 166 yards in the 27-17 conference victory. That huge game gave Johnson 46 catches for 859 yards (19 yards-per-reception average) and 8 touchdowns on the season. While Johnson does not possess prototypical NFL size, he profiles as a slot receiver at the next level. The Toledo Rockets are now 8-1 on the season, 5-0 in conference.
9. David Sills V (West Virginia) – The Junior has garnered national media coverage for several years. As a seventh-grade quarterback in 2010, Sills burst on the national scene when he verbally committed to play football at the University of Southern California. In 2014, Sills decommitted from USC and eventually signed a national letter of intent to play at West Virginia. Sills began his college career as a quarterback, but moved to wide receiver as a Freshman. After spending his Freshman year playing for the West Virginia, Sills transferred to El Camino College, but transferred back to West Virginia in 2017. He has excelled since switching positions. Sills already has four games with at least 7 receptions and 115 yards. His transition from quarterback to wide receiver has been remarkable. Sills is the go-to receiver for the Mountaineers. On the year, Sills has 51 receptions for 793 yards and 16 touchdowns. Catching a touchdown on almost one out of every three receptions is quite remarkable. Even though he is able to turn pro after this season, we expect Sills to stay in school another season and polish his receiver skills.