Prospect

Photo of Drake Nevis
Drake Nevis (DL)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    294 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/8 in.
  • College:
    LSU
  • Conference:
    SEC
Featured Prospects

Selected by: Indianapolis Colts
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 23 (87)

Pick Analysis: The Colts still rank among the league's worst rush defenses, so the selection of Nevis is another attempt to solidify their front. He is a high-motor defender with a nice combination of quickness, strength and power. He should immediately jump into the rotation as a one-technique in their scheme.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.06 sec
  • Bench Press31.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump30.5 inch
  • Broad Jump112.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.71 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.65 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

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.


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.

Grade

6.1

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - DT Drake Nevis, LSU

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 04:15 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect LSU defensive tackle Drake Nevis.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Drake Nevis

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 08:26 p.m.

    Watch LSU DT Drake Nevis compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

Watch more Draft video >
You must be signed in to leave a comment. Sign-in | Register
NFL News
CONTENT
15