The Dynasty Nerds Devy team, the #DevyNerds, did a Devy mock draft to help you prepare for Devy drafts this offseason. This article will summarize our June Mock Draft. We will also do a few more before the season starts to show some trends.
We’ll discuss who is taken in each round. And if any reaches or values were compared to their average draft position (ADP). In each round recap, you will notice a bunch of linked players’ names; those are links to Dynasty Nerds Devy spotlights brought to you by the Dynasty Nerds Devy team. Please check them out to find out more about those Devy players. Then we will look at how each team’s roster shook out. To give you an idea of how you can build a Devy squad for yourself.
Devy Mock Format
Here is the setup. This is a Devy Mock draft; no high school players are allowed. The format is a twelve-team Superflex (SF), PPR & Tight-End premium (TEP) league with standard roster construction.
Participants & Order
The order for our mock is as follows: 1.01 @carl_vagleFF, 1.02 @DanT_NFL, 1.03 @_jasonstein, 1.04 @TheHQNerd, 1.05 @Devy2DynastyFR, 1.06 @FF_Hulsey, 1.07 @mastapj, 1.08 @hayeb3, 1.09 @noahrwright, 1.10 @YungEnNiner, 1.11 @MandrewH_, 1.12 @ffpeebleschamp
Round one starts how most Devy drafts start with phenom Texas RB Bijan Robinson as the first pick. This is a Superflex league setup, so QBs should be a high priority. But Bijan is too good to pass up. Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner comes off the board next in Bryce Young. Although that fits with current Devy ADP, the Dynasty Nerds team weighed in, and more of us picked CJ Stroud as next year’s QB1 over Young. I took TreVeyon Henderson between Young and Stroud. Henderson is an outstanding sophomore RB who had a phenomenal first year at Ohio State.
Then the first, maybe the top, WR comes off the board at pick five in Jaxon Smith-Njigba of Ohio State. That makes three OSU players in a row. And Ohio State players make up three of the top five overall picks in this Devy Mock. Probably a good indication that OSU could be in store for a great season next year. Next comes Jahmyr Gibbs; he is a Georgia Tech transfer with sky-high expectations to take over the Alabama backfield this year. Then goes WR Boutte, out of LSU, who had a fantastic freshman season when Ja’Marr Chase decided to sit out his final year but was injured in his sophomore year. Next comes Zach Evans, who transferred to Ole Miss this year from TCU, and the community expects him to produce very well this year.
Round 1 continued
Then Jordan Addison goes, the 2021 Biletnikoff Award, who transferred to USC from Pittsburgh this summer. Worthy follows Addison as a WR who had an outstanding season as a true freshman at Texas last year. Braelon Allen had a breakout season as a freshman at Wisconsin, a program known for turning out great NFL RBs. And finally, to close out the first round, you have Caleb Williams, who had a tremendous first season at Oklahoma last year, taking over the starting QB spot from Spencer Rattler (he goes later in this mock). Next year Willams will be playing for Lincoln Riley at USC, and expectations are very high.
None of these players look out of place in the first round. However, comparing these selections with Devy ADP, it looks like Addison & Allen were selected a little ahead of where ADP has them, but I wouldn’t say they are ‘reaches’ at all. And Williams was picked a little below where ADP has him.
No need to re-hash every pick from here on out because you can read, but I’ll call out some notables. Round 2 starts with our fourth QB off the board in Quinn Ewers, one of the most sought-after high school QBs in quite some time. The devy community is holding our breath that he gets the start this season at Texas.
Quentin Johnston goes around where his ADP is, but I have him ranked much higher, #7 overall, so in my opinion, he seems like a great value in the early second. Same for Marvin Harrison Jr, I have him ranked a little higher than he went, but this is in line with ADP.
The class of 2025 has some good representation in Round 2. RB Nicolas Singleton is the first true freshman to come off the board at pick 2.06. Fellow true freshman WR Luther Burden at 2.10 and RB Jaydon Blue at 2.12 followed Singleton.
And finally, I’ll call out Anthony Richardson as the fifth QB selected at the bottom of the second round. Maybe a little earlier than ADP has him going, but a few of us at Dynasty Nerds are super high on Richardson (including myself).
As we’ve seen through the first three rounds of this draft, the new NCAA NIL rules can quickly change the landscape of college football. Eight players in the first three rounds have been college transfers. A couple more transfer WRs with high expectations go in Round 3, with Mario Williams at 3.01 going to USC and Jermaine Burton at 3.05 going to Alabama.
Two Georgia RBs go with the freshman Branson Robinson selected before Kendall Milton; however, Milton probably plays more this year. Another OSU WR goes in Round 3 in Emeka Egbuka, making that three OSU WRs through three rounds. We also had a bit of a run on RBs in the latter half of the third round, with Edwards, Milton, Achane, and Neal all selected.
We’ve reached the part of the draft where we are less worried about how players match up with ADP; it’s more about getting your guys. A few more true freshmen come off the board in round four with Citizen, Stewart, Brown, Allar, and Klubnik. This happens yearly because everybody gets excited about how good these freshmen could be, like rookie fever in your NFL dynasty leagues. Prudence says you go with the best available talent for Devy drafts, but it’s also essential when thinking about your NFL dynasty team to consider how long you will have to wait for a Devy player to make it to your roster. And for these freshmen, it will take at least three full seasons in college before they can join your squad, something to keep in mind.
Rakim Jarrett, Parker Washington, and Blake Corum look like potential steals in the fourth round. One other name to call out here, Michael Trigg is the third TE drafted in this mock; he is a name some of us Dynasty Nerds think can be very good. Trigg transferred from USC to Ole Miss this season and had a highlight-riddled spring game that excited everyone for what he can become.
And finally, round five, our last round for this mock. Although I’m sure our Nerds crew would have loved to do a few more rounds to highlight some of our deeper Devy targets, we have to stop somewhere.
Round five starts with another Alabama WR in JoJo Earle and ends with a run of young Alabama talent. That makes five Alabama WRs taken in this mock and eight total Alabama players in the entire mock. Comparatively, seven OSU players were picked, four Texas players were selected, and a few other schools had three players taken, respectively.
Spencer Rattler goes in the early fifth round. Will he have a bounce-back year? Jaheim Bell, who will presumably be catching passes from Rattler this season, is the fourth TE off the board and may have the most upside. And our final pick of the entire mock is WR Lorenzo Styles Jr. of Notre Dame, who came on strong at the end of last year and is in store for an expanded role in year two.
You have seen how each round went down; now, let’s look at each team’s roster. It’s just as important and informative to see the roster breakouts as it is to see the draft order. When you look at it from the roster perspective, you can get an idea of how you can build a Devy pipeline of all different shapes.
For instance, Dan Toomey went QB with four of his five selections. With three of the four QBs presumably headed to the NFL next year. It might be an excellent strategy in Superflex formats if he gets those selections right. Or Dwight Peebles, who chose to go a little young on his selections and doesn’t have any Devy players eligible to move up to the NFL next year. Now he might have to wait a while, but the caliber of player he selected is worth the wait.
Now let’s hear from some of our mock drafters about how their drafts came together.
Justin Hulsey (@FF_Hulsey)
“Gibbs is a top 5 devy asset for me and has yet to reach his ceiling, so I was thrilled to select him at 1.06. As always, I hunted value with my next two picks and added two studs with safe profiles in Marvin Harrison Jr. and Donovan Edwards. I may have reached a bit for Tyler Van Dyke in Round 4, but I wanted another dawg in the 2023 class, and I liked how Round 5 was shaping up for value receivers. I went back and forth between Beaux Collins and Troy Franklin in the final round. I’m high on both, but ultimately took the one who has the inside track to top draft capital in 2024.”
Brandon Haye (@hayeb3)
“With the 2023 RB heavy class, I decided to stay true to my board and pick up three great backs. Tucker has had great production, while Evans and Milton show great potential for the next level. Then I went on the upside with a great talented freshman receiver, Evan Stewart. With my last pick, I chose an underrated receiver in Zay Flowers, who with a good senior season could have an upward trajectory like Chris Olave or Jahan Dotson this last year.”
Noah Wright (@noahrwright)
“Overall, I was pretty content with the way that this draft finished up. Sitting at the nine spot, I wanted to make myself choose somebody who isn’t a stereotypical star in the making, like Bijan, Stroud, Henderson, etc.. Jordan Addison balled out at Pitt this past year, and now he’s tied to an even better offense at USC. I believe the Biletnikoff winner has a great chance to push his draft stock even higher. I also managed to grab two Alabama WRs, which never hurts in Brooks and Holden. Holden is a long shot, but if I was going to take one, it’s going to be from the Alabama program.”
Nick Young @YungEnNiner
“I think Worthy has top-five potential, and I’m looking forward to seeing him in the UT offense this year. Johnston ‘should’ be a Top 3 receiver in 2023; I love his ability to go up and grab the ball. I think Achane is a hidden gem. You can’t teach speed, and he’s at worst a solid member of a committee backfield. I’m gambling on Washington’s potential; I don’t know if he’s shown out as well at PSU as he’s capable of, but the talent is there. Jamarion Miller should make a serious push for RB1 next year at Alabama and has the talent to be a top 3 RB in the 2025 draft.”
That’s it. I hope you enjoyed the June Dynasty Nerds Devy Mock draft. We hope this mock can help you with your Devy Drafts this offseason. The entire Devy team is here to help, so please reach out to any of us anytime.
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