2021 Devy Prospect Previews: TEs Brevyn Spann-Ford (Minnesota) and Tony Poljan (C. Michigan)
Devy Disclaimer: I only take a quick look at some game tape and review background data on each prospect – it’s a very preliminary look that I could change my mind on with deeper study a year later when these prospects do hit the college all-star bowl games and work the NFL Combine and Pro Days. I don’t have all the data, today, that I need/want for a comprehensive scouting and I’m not taking anywhere near a full amount of time to tape preview -- I’m giving a knee jerk scouting reaction from a basic intro to the player. The good news is…I’m better at this (scouting) than anyone in the world, so my quick eye test is better than the echo chamber’s/football media’s studies – so, I’m your best hope for an initial preview…but don’t write any of this in stone…it’s early with limited data and a whole season of info/tape/data to come on these guys.
TE Brevyn Spann-Ford (Minnesota) *rSOPH
2019: 4-25-1 rec. (4g)
Preview Grade = C-/D+
A very, VERY raw TE prospect. He has the size but still looks uncomfortable as a football player. He plays tight end like a basketball player…he flashes good speed (for a TE) and really nice hands, many times tipping passes to himself like he’s working for a rebound. There are some raw tools here, but he needs to make a HUGE leap to be a real NFL prospect…which he might with another year under P.J. Fleck.
Reminds me of: Ross Travis.
TE Tony Poljan (C. Michigan)
2019: 33-496-4 rec. (12g)
Preview Grade = C-/D+
Big, tall, somewhat lanky TE prospect…a former mobile/spread QB for two years at CMU, converted to TE. He has some raw tool and a size/frame to work with and some athletic skills shown from his QB work. The tape I watched, Poljan was a bit stiff but a willing blocker and once he got up to speed, he was moving well for a TE. There’s something to watch here, but there was never any ‘wow’ moments for me to sink my teeth into.
Reminds me of: Lesser Jesse James.
*To see all our 2021 Devy prospects ranked by Dynasty/Fantasy valuation = Go to CFM, 'Positional Reports', select 'DRD' tab, select the Dynasty Rookie Draft + Devy Rankings option, last tab option on the report is 'Devy 2021'