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Drafted By: Chiefs
  • Round 3
  • Pick 11
  • Overall 74

Combine Results

Grade
82.0 ?
  • 4.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "Boy is he a talented developmental left tackle. If you keep this kid working hard, get him in a good locker room with a good offensive line coach, which I think Kansas City has, this kid can pan out nicely."

  • 6'6" Height
  • 34 7/8" Arm Length
  • 312LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Stephenson is a big offensive lineman who has been versatile at the tackle position. Far from a powerful mover, he is somewhat of a finesse blocker. He is quick in the run game and nasty when finishing plays. He relies more on competitiveness than strength to get the job done, but the fact that he's played both left and right tackle for a major program makes him a late-round pick with backup potential.

Analysis

Strengths

Stephenson is very quick out of his stance, and this is his one shining quality. Has good footwork and is a lateral mover who can get beat by strength but recovers well to not allow sacks. Good when pulling and working in the open field; has more value as a mover and second-level blocker. He can be nasty when finishing plays and is a reliable protector of the quarterback.

Weaknesses

Stephenson is not very strong despite his size. It seems he is always in a stalemate and forcing himself to rely on his footwork rather than his strength. He is quick off the line but not explosive. He can get blown back by more explosive players in pass blocking.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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