PAC 12 – Three 2020 Devy Prospects
Justin Herbert – QB, Oregon
At 6’6, 234 pounds, Justin Herbert clearly passes the eye test for a quarterback prospect, and his tape undoubtedly matches his physical traits. With the combination of his cannon arm and flashes of three-level accuracy, Herbert is a lock to be a top 10 pick after throwing for 3,151 yards and 29 TDs in 2018. Herbert came back to the Ducks for a reason: He needs to improve his accuracy on deep throws. Still, with his big arm and surprisingly quick feet, Herbert is the most polished QB in the States.
Laviska Shenault Jr. – WR, Colorado
Laviska Shenault Jr. may be the best receiver in college football.
Built like Kratos (god of war), Laviska Shenault is the most dominant run after catch player, among 2020 NFL draft-eligible prospects. Physically, there are flashes of Dez Bryant-type explosiveness, both at the catch point and with the ball in his hands. The next step for Shenault, at least as a true wide receiver, is to learn how to create better separation from defensive backs. Right now, he relies a lot on size to box out opposing cornerbacks then come back to get the ball. If he is able to expand his route tree to scouts this season, he will be a top wide receiver prospect.
Eno Benjamin – RB, Arizona State
An ultra-productive back with three-down value and next-level traits on tape? Benjamin had 1,905 total yards from scrimmage in 2018 with 18 touchdowns for the Sun Devils. A former four-star recruit, Benjamin has big-play ability with great instincts. His size is not ideal at 5’10” but he does have a bulky frame (205 lbs), so he can sustain a hit, breaking 49 tackles and totaling over 1,000 after contact last season. If he puts up another productive campaign in 2019, he will be a top running back prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft.