So we know what you are thinking it’s rookie draft season. Well, here at DFW we are already sewing our 2017 prospect oats. And, for our friends in Devy land we bring the first installment of 2017 Devy Reports. The WR class that is coming contains some very solid options

Mike Williams / senior/ Clemson / 6’3″ / 220

Nov 15, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) catches a ball against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

  • He missed most of 2015 with a nasty neck injury after crashing into goal post
  • Very quick twitch but needs to be more aggressive when all is in the air
  • Can break tackles and shows elite bursts
  • Excellent tenacity and hunger after the catch
  • Not the best hands
  • Height will make him a mismatch problem for a creative OC

Fred Ross / senior / Mississippi State / 6’1″ / 207 Fred+Ross+Mississippi+State+v+Arkansas+s-WIbMSwRxBl

  • Constantly makes first person miss
  • Very active feet, stays balanced and agile
  • Dependable target with four double-digit reception games as a junior
  • Fluid hips and medium size should make for a smooth NFL transition
  • Should be top five WR in 2017 draft class with X WR ceiling in the pros

Jehu Chesson / senior/ Michigan / 6’2″ / 207 hi-res-921222384d950f831acd49c6604c7758_crop_north

  • Big, strong, aggressive and physical specimen
  • Plays both fast and deceptive
  • Made Vernon Hargeaves look like a high school junior varsity player on a double move
  • He certainly needs some route refinement as he rounds off at the top of his stem often
  • His ceiling could be stunning in the right system

Travin Dural / junior / LSU / 6’2″ / 203 tra

  • He plays fast but displays patience when needed
  • Solid vision after the catch and he always to find a cutback lane to gain extra yards
  • His willingness to stick on blocks is going to draw Laquon Treadwell comparisons
  • Profiles as a very solid possession WR
  • With his blocking prowess he is a moveable chess in any scheme

Juju Smith-Schuster / junior / USC / 6’2″ / 215 65140

  • Typical featherweight USC WR, does not appear his weight
  • Sets up DBs well stutter-step
  • Not afraid to go over the middle but just okay in traffic and on contested balls
  • Shades defender from ball with long frame and times leaps well
  • Best served as Z WR in NFL

Malachi Dupre / junior / LSU / 6’3″ / 190 dt.common.streams.StreamServer

  • Tracks ball well and sells breaks
  • Needs to bulk up or he will be rag-dolled by press coverage
  • Sticky mitts, excellent all around concentration and ball skills
  • Perfect complimentary piece, shades of Malcolm Floyd and John Taylor (SF) echo throughout his game

Isaiah Ford / junior / Virginia Tech / 6’2″ / 188 East+Carolina+v+Virginia+Tech+79w8yzsidutl

  • Very crafty at getting behind the defense and finds holes in coverage
  • Devastating in space and he will likely dazzle with his combine 40 time
  • Glides his hips like an amphibian swimming
  • Active feet make him hard to cover man-to-man and wrap up
  • Could carve niche and trust with a team as a returner man during his rookie season

Calvin Ridley / sophomore/ Alabama / 6’1″ / 188 Calvin+Ridley+Louisiana+Monroe+v+Alabama+dE1Db75n0_Ul

  • Current Philadelphia Eagle and former LSU DB Jalen Mills said Ridley was the toughest player he had to cover in 2015
  • Was a major contributor to ‘Bama as a true freshman 89/1,045/7
  • Superior mix of field vision and burst with ball in hand
  • Already being 21 years old will create quite a stink within the dynasty community
  • Might not test off charts
  • Needs to add weight to avoid slot tag