2021 Devy Prospect Previews: TEs Trae Berry (Jacksonville St.) and Zach Davidson (C. Missouri)
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 Trae Barry (Jacksonville St.)
2019: 25-330-1 (5g)
Preview Grade = D
There could be more of a ‘B’ prospect here with another year (or more) of development…has length and decent athleticism, but his transition to TE (from mobile QB) still looks choppy at times. He hasn’t dominated the FCS ranks so it’s hard to see a switch getting thrown here in 2020.
Good developmental prospect…into a league that has no patience for developing things.
Reminds me of: Inferior athlete Blake Bell. Looks like old Matt Jones (Arkansas, Jacksonville Jags) but has NONE of the athletic abilities Jones had (but Jones was also superhuman).
TE Zach Davidson (C. Missouri)
2019: 40-894-5 (13g)
Preview Grade = D+
NFL body at the FCS level, so he can appear better than he is (as a pro prospect) on tape…he can out-body many FCS defenders. Has some skills…solid hands, decent/fluid movement, NFL size. He could catch some attention for the draft and be a day three pick…good blocker, promising body. Not a star, but a worker.
Reminds me of: Less quick-footed Adam Trautman.
*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'