ESPN released its list of 2021 quarterback names to know for the 2021 NFL Draft class. While Syracuse quarterback Tommy DeVito was not named in the top eight pro prospects, he was mentioned in the "Other QBs to Watch" category.
The top eight prospects named were Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields, Texas' Sam Ehlinger, Georgia's Jamie Newman (formerly of Wake Forest), Iowa State's Brock Purdy, Texas A&M's Kellen Mond, Mississippi State's KJ Costello and North Dakota State's Trey Lance. DeVito was one of six other quarterbacks named that could jump into that group with a strong 2020 season.
Here is what David Hale and Kevin Seifert said about DeVito in ESPN's article: "Since 2010, only two Power 5 QBs have completed 63% of their throws, accounted for 20 touchdowns and had fewer than eight turnovers while being sacked at least 35 times. One is Baker Mayfield. The other is Syracuse's Tommy DeVito. DeVito's 2019 season was marred by brutal O-line play, but he was a four-star recruit, and the success of another Dino Babers protégé, the 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo, could make him an intriguing option if he has a nice rebound in 2020.
In 2019, DeVito threw for 2,360 yards while completing 63.2% of his passes with 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. He had to deal with a Syracuse offensive line that took most of the season to figure itself out, and DeVito's play seemed to grow along with improvement up front. He ended the 2019 season with a streak of 170 consecutive passes without an interception, good for third longest active streak in the country.