2021 Devy Prospect Previews: WRs Chris Olave (Ohio State) and Dazz Newsome (UNC)
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.
WR Chris Olave (Ohio State)
2019: 48-840-12 rec. (13g)
Preview Grade = C-
Solid enough college WR but is potentially a ‘who cares?’ prospect for the pros. A skinny, gangly body type…wiry at best, but lacking in high-end speed/feet. He works well for college. He could grind his way to an NFL roster and hang around the league for a bit, but I don’t see any ‘wow’ moments or great NFL profile in my preview.
Reminds me of: A much lesser Robby Anderson.
WR Dazz Newsome (UNC)
2019: 72-1,018-10 rec. (12g)
Preview Grade = C-
Solid college WRs but looks ‘meh’ or lacking for the NFL. He looks like a 4.6 runner, and at 5’11”/190 that’s not going to work great for the pros. Good route runner. High energy/high effort player. Solid hands. He can grind to the NFL, but the natural ability that just jumps out at you – I didn’t see it in my intro to his work.
Reminds me of: Lesser Carlos Henderson, La Tech (memba him?).
*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'