Week 1 Devy Report

Chuba Hubbard

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Star report

Jacob Eason, QB, Washington (JR)

27/36, 349 yards and 4 touchdowns

Eason was a hot 5-star recruit for Georgia who showed some talent as a freshman.  He finally got his chance to shine this past weekend with Washington and did not disappoint.  Eason is a sneaky NFL prospect with his talent, especially if he can keep up this production for the whole season

Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State (JR)

26 rushes, 221 yards, 3 touchdowns

Hubbard has gotten some NFL Draft buzz, but with Justice Hill moving onto the NFL, the backfield is going to be a ton of Hubbard all season.  He looked even more sharp with his cuts and ability to make players miss as well improved vision. In a stacked RB class, Hubbard may be near the top and is worth getting in devy drafts.

Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue (SO)

11 Catches, 124 yards, 1 touchdown

Rondale Moore was an absolute stud as a freshman, but there were questions on how he would do with a new QB.  Moore continued his high production and rare ability to separate from almost anyone. The top WR for the 2021 NFL Draft looks to have another insane season.

Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (SO)

5 Catches, 88 yards, 1 touchdown

Tight End is a difficult position to evaluate for young players, but Brevin Jordan flashed as a Freshman and looks to be included even more as a Sophomore.  Despite losing to Florida, Jordan was one of a few bright spots for the Miami offense and potentially the top TE in the 2021 draft.

Welcome to the Big Show

Hank Bachmeier, QB, Boise State (FR)

30/51, 407 yards 1 TD, 1 INT

Going up against Florida State is no easy task for a freshman QB.  Bachmeier struggled early but he put together an amazing comeback and showcased poise against a well coached defense.  Backmeier showcased potential NFL ability that is worth monitoring. If you need a potential stud devy QB for the future, Backmeier may be it.

Zach Charbonnet, RB, Michigan (FR)

8 rushes, 90 yards

The highly touted freshman for Michigan did not disappoint with a few tough runs and some big plays in their Week 1 victory.  After dealing with an injured knee in the spring, Charbonnet took control of the Michigan backfield which desperately needed a shot in the arm after Karan Higdon left.  Charbonnet didn’t score, but he should score plenty in the Big Ten this season. He is a top devy candidate.

Tayvion Robinson, WR, Virginia Tech (FR)

6 catches, 72 yards, 1 TD

The QB turned WR is an athletic marvel who was expected to be a special teamer but saw an increased role in the offense due to his athletic talent.  A WR with his athleticism and quickness who is still raw at the position has tremendous upside. Robinson may not be a name on the national tongue, but he made a mark for himself early. He could be a sneaky devy pick.

Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State (SO)

4 catches, 38 yards, 2 TD

Ruckert was a name getting buzz as a highly touted recruit who failed to meet expectations as a freshman. He was a major part of the Buckeye offense against FAU, especially in the red zone.  Ruckert could be in the mix with Brevin Jordan and other talented TEs in the 2021 class.

Heisman Watch

Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

20/23 for 332 yards, 3 passing touchdowns

16 rushes 176 yards 3 touchdowns

Could Hurts be the 3rd Oklahoma QB in a row to win the Heisman?  Hurts put on a show against Houston with his rushing ability as well as his passing.  None of the passes were particularly NFL throws, but Lincoln Riley seems to work his QBs in slowly and increase the complexity as the season goes on.  Hurts also is more of a runner than Kyler Murray or Baker Mayfield, and he let that show on the field. It is tough to deny that he vaulted to the top of the Heisman ballot with one performance.  

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

26/31 for 336 yards, 4 passing touchdowns

Tua is the “boring” choice, but he put on another clinic in Week 1 of his likely final year at Alabama.  Tua seemed to play more intelligently and not take quite as much risk, which may bode well for his efficiency.  An undefeated Alabama will put Tua in New York for the Heisman Ceremony again.

Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

205 yards and 3 touchdowns

Trevor Lawrence came into the season with hype, but he struggled in Clemson’s Week 1 game against Georgia Tech.  Clemson instead relied on the run and Etienne burst for 205 yards and 3 touchdowns. He picked up where he left off in the National Championship and he could be the Clemson candidate with the best shot.

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