Photo of Drake Nevis
Grade
6.15 ?
  • 5.06 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.71 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 294LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Nevis has a chance to become an active 3-techinique in a 4-3 defense with his combination of initial burst, toughness and motor. Surprisingly solid at the point of attack and against double teams despite lack of size. Has the quickness to be disruptive but doesn't have the agility or closing burst to always finish. Has some upside as a pass rusher because of his get off but again lack of top-end speed limits his productive and he's not a bull rusher. Constantly moving his hands and doesn't stop working hard until the whistle. Nevis will likely be taken on Day 2.

Analysis

Strengths

Nevis holds up against the run using low center of gravity to get good leverage. Can take on the double and get off blocks. Possesses good initial quickness and burst. Uses hands well against the run and rushing the passer. Durable. Has a good motor and some nice intangibles.

Weaknesses

Lacks some height and bulk you like to see for a defensive tackle. Doesn't possess the range or top-end speed to always finish when penetrating or make plays outside the box. Not overly comfortable moving laterally. Does not consistently push the pocket with a bull rush.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.