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Devy Stock Watch Week 5

More games are being played in college and more players are effecting their values. @SportsfanaticMB gives you his ever changing devy stock watch.

Week 5 of the college football season saw more teams getting upset and really changing the college football landscape. On top of teams playing bad or great, we saw players continuing to play well, while others continue to struggle. Here you’ll find my list of players and how or why their stock changed, plus at the bottom of the article, you’ll find the table with all my major changes.

Stock Up

Mac Jones- QB, Alabama
  • Height- 6’2
  • Weight- 214
  • Class- Junior
  • Draft Eligible- 2021

Mac Jones has started off the season on fire and put his name into consideration to be a first-round NFL draft pick. While his first opponent in Missouri was nothing to write home about, Texas A&M has a better defense, and they weren’t enough to slow down Jones. Of course, the big argument here will be, is it Mac Jones or the weapons around him? For me right now, it’s 60/40 Mac Jones. He’s made some very impressive throws and looked comfortable in the pocket. His game against Ole Miss this week should be very interesting.

Kyle Trask- QB, Florida

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
  • Height- 6’5
  • Weight- 240
  • Class- Senior
  • Draft Eligible- 2021

Kyle Trask had been the darling of this class since his breakout last year. He looked impressive in his first game against Ole Miss, but I thought he looked even better last week. He continues to impress me with his ability to read defenses and seems to always make the right throw. He gets Texas A&M this weekend.

Zach Wilson- QB, BYU

Zach Wilson is a player I’ve been talking about since the offseason. He has all the arm talent and has that “it” factor. This season, he’s been one of the best quarterbacks on the field, he doesn’t get the recognition playing at BYU that he deserves. He’s been so good I think he rightly deserves to be in the Heisman conversation at the moment.

Breece Hall- RB, Iowa State
  • Height- 6’1
  • Weight- 215
  • Class- Sophomore
  • Draft Eligible- 2022

Breece Hall started the season a bit slow with a couple of fumbles. However, by the second half of that game, he had started to remind us of what we saw last year. That has continued over the past two games. Hall has been the one bright spot for Iowa State and has firmly moved into the spot for the top running back in the 2022 class for me.

Deuce Vaughn- RB, Kansas State
  • Height- 5’6
  • Weight- 168
  • Class- Freshman
  • Draft Eligible- 2023

Vaughn was not the freshman running back we thought we would be talking about come week five of the college football season. While he only got 20 carries combined in the first two games and didn’t do much with them, game three came, and Vaughn balled out against Texas Tech. While I want to see more of him, he has definitely moved himself up my running back ranks.

Khalil Herbert- RB, Virginia Tech
  • Height- 5’9
  • Weight- 205
  • Class- Rs-Senior
  • Draft Eligible- 2021

Herbert has kicked off his 2020 campaign with a bang. He already has over 300 rushing yards and is averaging 12.0 yards a carry. He is also tied for 14th in all of college right now with a breakaway score of 75.6 while also having avoided nine tackles, which is also 14th best on the season. Herbert is moving up my ranks and could be a guy moving into the NFL draft picture.

Kenneth Walker III- RB, Wake Forest
  • Height- 5’10
  • Weight- 206
  • Class- Sophomore
  • Draft Eligible- 2022

Walker had a poor outing to start the season against a good Clemson team. He made my holding stock that week. He must have read the press clippings because he has been playing well since. Granted, he has played weaker competition and is still splitting the carries. In the next two games, he amassed 236 yards on the ground. He has forced 18 missed tackles, tied for 5th in the nation at the moment. Walker’s stock is no longer a hold. It is on the rise.

Reggie Roberson- WR, SMU
  • Height- 6’0
  • Weight- 200
  • Class- Senior
  • Draft Eligible- 2021

If you want to know how good Reggie Roberson is, put on the tape from last Saturday against Memphis and watch him break ankles. His stats alone will make your jaw drop with 5 catches-for-243 yards and 2 touchdowns. Roberson had a career game. Unfortunately, during a cut, his knee buckled, and he went down. It looks to be a serious injury, and at this time, SMU is not giving us any update. All that being said, Roberson has done enough this season to move up my board.

Tylan Wallace- WR, Oklahoma State
  • Height- 6’0
  • Weight- 190
  • Class- Senior
  • Draft Eligible- 2021

Tylan Wallace was a top wide receiver prospect in the 2020 draft when he decided to return to school for one more year. Coming off a torn ACL, Wallace was looking to establish himself as a top option once again. That has happened early into the 2020 season. Even with the quarterback change due to injury, Wallace’s ability to catch any ball close to him has been amazing. He still looks explosive going after the ball and has elite hands. Wallace is working his way into the discussion with some of the best wide receivers in a top-heavy 2021 class.

John Metchie III- WR, Alabama
  • Height- 6’0
  • Weight- 195
  • Class- Sophomore
  • Draft Eligible- 2022

John Metchie has stepped up into the third wide receiver role for Alabama and already shown he belongs on the field with the top guys. 5 catches for 181 yards, and two touchdowns have firmly moved him up the ranks. He showed good burst and incredible route running. Having Waddle and Smith in front of him, there were questions about whether he could make plays. That question was answered Saturday.

Holding Stock

Spencer Rattler- QB, Oklahoma
  • Height- 6’1
  • Weight- 205
  • Class- Rs-Freshman
  • Draft Eligible- 2022

Many devy fans and analysts are panicking on Rattler. I’m holding steady for now. This is his first year as an established starter. While he’s definitely made some egregious mistakes, he’s also made some eye-popping throws. Rattler still has all the talent in the world, and I do think he will turn it around. He is clearly not quite as good as we saw week one but not nearly as bad as what we’ve seen in the past two weeks. His matchup against Texas this week will be a must-watch.

Sam Howell- QB, North Carolina

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  • Height- 6’1
  • Weight- 225
  • Class- Sophomore
  • Draft Eligible- 2022

Sam Howell was the talk of the devy analysts last year after almost knocking off Clemson and having an overall great freshman season. For many, he moved into the top spot of the 2022 quarterback class. This season has looked like a completely different Howell. We’ve seen some amazing throws, but they’ve been few and far between many bad throws. I’m holding his stock for now as I still believe in his talent and think he’ll turn it around, but I am getting slightly nervous.

Stock Down

Sam Ehlinger- QB and the entire Texas offense.

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  • Height- 6’3
  • Weight- 225
  • Class- Senior
  • Draft Eligible- 2021

Sam Ehlinger and this entire Texas offense are dropping in my ranks. Bad throws by Ehilinger, multiple big drops by his wide receivers. They continue to struggle against teams they should beat. Ehlinger will have time to move back up the ranks, but the past two weeks haven’t been overly impressive to me. He was getting some Heisman talk coming into Saturday, that is now gone. However, a huge matchup against Oklahoma this week. If he can have an impressive game, he can swing momentum the other.

Mac JonesAlabamaQBUp3
Kyle TraskFloridaQBUp3
Zach WilsonBYUQBUp5
Spencer RattlerOklahomaQBHold
Sam HowellNorth CarolinaQBHold
Sam EhlingerTexasQBDown3
Breece HallIowa StateRBUp6
Deuce VaughnKansas StateRBUp8
Khalil TateVirginia TechRBUp12
Kenneth WalkerWake ForestRBUp6
Reggie RobersonSMUWRUp4
Tylan WallaceOklahoma StateWRUp3
John MetchieAlabamaWRUp9
Dyami BrownNorth CarolinaWRHold
Dazz NewsomeNorth CarolinaWRDown4
Player movements in my devy rankings in their specific positions.

This concludes my devy stock watch for week five of the college football season. Continue to check back every week as we will continue to watch the stock trends of devy players moving throughout the year. You can follow me on twitter for all of my devy content. You can also check me out on my podcast, the Fantasy Football Roundtable.

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