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 season, we will look at a different set of devy rankings.
We began the season looking at the potential 2017 NFL Draft class, beginning with the quarterbacks. For the last three weeks, we will look at overall devy rankings without any regard for draft class. We value the players entering the 2017 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. After looking at players 30-21 last week, we will look at players 20-11 this week.
20. D'Onta Foreman (Texas) – The Junior put the nation on notice with his powerful performance against Notre Dame in primetime Week 1 of the 2016 season. Foreman had 131 yards and a touchdown in that game. He is a big back (6’1”, 249 pounds) who has topped the 100-yard rushing mark every game this season and has carried the Longhorns offense. Texas has had several backs make it in the NFL and Foreman definitely looks the part. After the victory over Kansas State, NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein said that it's "impossible to ignore" Foreman's "talent and NFL potential." Zierlein went on to say, "Foreman is a big back who runs behind his pads and is able to create yardage with power, but don't sleep on his wiggle … Foreman has shown he can operate as a downhill back and an off-set back. He has the speed to get the edge and the burst to live between the tackles. He continues to impress scouts." Foreman had a few monster outings this year, including three games with at least 250 rushing yards. On the season, the Junior totaled 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns on 323 carries. The high usage led to Foreman going professional. He is very good in pass protection and should contribute on Sundays.