Devy Deep Dive: Prospect Game Films
In this article series, I will provide game films and analysis of Devy players.
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Jarren Williams, Quarterback, Miami
6’-2” 210 lbs | 4-Star 2022 Draft Class (Fr)
Whenever a freshman quarterback throws six touchdowns in a game, I take notice. That was the case Week 11 when Jarren Williams threw six touchdowns against Louisville. Back in August, Williams beat out sophomores N’Kosi Perry and Tate Martell as Miami’s starting quarterback. He’s now thriving under new offensive coordinator Dan Enos and his implemented spread/RPO system. Williams has completed 67.4 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Watching the game film below you can see his big play ability, patience as he works through his reads, and a quick, compact release. His slant passes are on point and his deep throws have touch allowing his receivers to make plays on the ball. His athleticism and accuracy on roll out passes extends drives and moves the chains. Williams is an exciting young devy asset and has the opportunity to be one of the best passers in the ACC next season.
Isaiah Spiller, Running Back, Texas A&M
6’-1” 220 lbs | 4-Star 2022 Draft Class (Fr)
When Jashaun Corbin was lost for the season after the Aggies’ trip to Clemson, Texas A&M didn’t immediately have a replacement at running back. After Isaiah Spiller’s breakout game Week 10 against UTSA, the team may not have to worry about the position any longer. His performance tied a Texas A&M true freshman rushing record with 217 yards along with three touchdowns on 20 carries. The freshman impressed with his vision, balance, and ability to plant and go. He can also catch the ball out of the backfield with 19 receptions on the year. Ball security has been an issue with three fumbles through nine games and his pass blocking needs to improve, but these are skills which can improve with more experience. Aggie fans have to be encouraged and excited about their freshman running back and his long term potential.
Dyami Brown, Wide Receiver, North Carolina
6’-1” 195 lbs | 4-Star 2021 Draft Class (So)
Dyami Brown is an up and coming 2021 devy wide receiver out of North Carolina. After a quiet freshman season, Brown has impressed early as a sophomore and broke out Week 11 against Virginia with 6 catches, 202 yards, and 3 touchdowns. His yards after the catch skills are what makes Brown so dangerous; he’s capable of taking it to the house every time he touches the ball. He’s creative in his release and a disciplined route runner. My favorite play on the game film is this long touchdown catch and run where Brown makes a great catch, turns upfield showing his long speed and is then tripped up at the 5 yard line and uses his athleticism and body control to extend for the touchdown. On the last play, he shields the defender with his physicality, displays amazing hands and concentration at the catch point for the touchdown. Brown is not currently a household name but fast forward a year from now and I believe it will be a different story.
Omar Bayless, Wide Receiver, Arkansas State
6’-3” 207 lbs | 3-Star 2020 Draft Class (Sr)
Arkansas State senior wide receiver Omar Bayless is not a player spoken about often in the dynasty community. The buzz is typically focused on the top ranked receivers of the 2020 class, however every year a handful of lesser known players quietly emerge. Bayless is one of these players and is having a breakout season. Through Week 12, Omar Bayless leads the nation with 1,262 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. The game film below exhibits his strong hands, versatility and his yards after the catch ability. He’s a savvy senior who understands how to create space for himself and typically bails out his quarterback when he’s in trouble. His production this season should get the attention of NFL scouts and he could be a mid round selection. If Bayless excels at the combine and drafted in a good situation he may turn out to be a sneaky value in next years rookie drafts.
Hunter Bryant, Tight End, Washington
6’-2” 239 lbs | 4-Star 2020 Draft Class (Jr)
Remember years ago when tight ends wouldn’t be drafted because they couldn’t run block? Those days are over and now NFL teams actually prefer tight ends that can move around the formations and create mismatches. That’s exactly why Bryant will be a very successful tight end at the next level. As the “move” tight end in Washington’s offense, he plays more like a big wide receiver than a tight end. The game film below against Utah clearly showcases his elite athleticism, line of scrimmage separation, versatility, toughness and ability to adjust his routes in zone coverage. Bryant does have a bit of an injury history so staying on the field for the remainder of this season is important. He will be one of the first tight ends taken in next year's draft and should be targeted early in all upcoming rookie drafts.
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