Devin Duvernay – Part 1 – College Evaluation

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5’11’ 210 lb. Devin Duvernay put up a respectable 176 catches for 2,468 yards and 16 touchdowns in his college career at Texas. Find out below what the Rotoheat team thinks about this 2020 rookie!

Athletic Ability – 7.1/10

Being a track star tells a lot about a players athletic profile, and with Duvernay he’s got a lot to like but with the likes there are just as many red flags to his athletic ability. When given time to get up to full speed, he’s blazing fast but if he’s jammed or has to slow down, it takes him time to get back to full speed and the can be a concern at the NFL level.

MORGANTOWN, WV – OCTOBER 05: Texas Longhorns wide receiver Devin Duvernay (6) runs with the football during the fourth quarter of the college football game between the Texas Longhorns and the West Virginia Mountaineers on October 5, 2019, at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Toughness – 7.3/10

This player is tough, he’s not afraid to block and to take on anyone, and that’s really impressive at 5’11”. Brad likens him to a Steve Smith lite from this perspective, that toughness and willingness to take on anyone can be an endearing factor to NFL coaches looking for developmental wideouts to play special teams.

Hands – 7.5/10

Ryan puts it perfectly, “he typically catches the ball with his hands, away from his body, plucking the ball out of the air with ease”. Hands is the best thing the team sees about Duvernay’s college tape, regularly making tough catches and if he can develop some of his weaknesses this could be a really big deal for him.

HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 14: Texas Longhorns wide receiver Devin Duvernay (6) looks for running room to the outside as Rice Owls safety Naeem Smith (3) defends during the college football game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls at NRG Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

YAC – 7.3/10

When you added up toughness and the athletic profile, you’d like to think yards after the catch should be one of the better areas of Duvernay’s game, and we would agree. He does a pretty good job of getting more after the catch, we have to hope that is something that will catch the eye of NFL scouts during this process.

Route Running – 5.3/10

By far his worst area but also the area that can be developed with the right coaching, we gave him a 5.3 because it’s very average in our opinions. Upon reviewing his college tape, we see a lot of slants and fly patterns, and in the NFL you need to be more than a one trick pony.

AUSTIN, TX – AUGUST 31: Texas Longhorns WR Devin Duvernay (6) scores a TD during game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on August 31, 2019, at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)