Each week during the college football season I’ll be giving a Devy player whose stock has risen and some that have fallen. This can help you target devys, add players to your radar, or see how your devy roster is doing.
Oklahoma has not missed a beat after Baker Mayfield was drafted #1 overall in 2018. New QB Kyler Murray has continued the electric offense and his number one receiver is junior Marquise Brown. Brown is a slender 5’10 at 168 pounds, but his 4.2 speed has been on display this season. Against Iowa State this past week, Brown caught 9 passes for 191 yards and a TD. This has added to an already productive season where Brown is averaging the 5thmost receiving yards a game in the nation.
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When you add the speed and productivity together, Brown is looking like a first round WR for the 2019 NFL Draft (in a loaded WR year). The question is if he can overcome the “speed” WR label like John Ross, Breshad Perriman, etc. Marquise could be a devy to buy as the OU offense doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
The 2019 QB class has not fared well thus far coming into the college season, but Justin Herbert has perhaps been the most disappointing. Herbert displays all the traits of a top QB. Strong arm, good mobility, and seems to have fundamentals that can work at the next level. Even with these traits, the results this season have been disappointing due to poor decision making and a break down of footwork.
Ideally, facing teams like Bowling Green and San Jose State should be stat builders for elite QBs. Herbert struggled in both of those games throwing 2 INTs in both games and having a completion percentage under 50%. His accuracy seems like it has regressed from last season and he threw up some risky passes that got picked. He will need to have some big games in the Pac-12 to have a chance at claiming the top QB spot in the 2019 Draft.