Photo of Jake Bequette
Drafted By: Patriots
  • Round 3
  • Pick 27
  • Overall 90

Combine Results

Grade
66.0 ?
  • 4.82 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.07 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "High-motor guy, tough guy. He'll fit in well in the Patriots' locker room. Another toy for coach Belichick to play with."

  • 6'5" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 274LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Bequette was a strong player for Arkansas, though his productivity could be attributed more to competitiveness and intelligence than great athleticism. He stood out as a leader and high-energy player for the Razorbacks. He had the strength to rush, set the edge and hold his ground in the run game, able to battle bigger linemen and go hard until the end of the play. He is a solid tackler around the ball and consistently pursues plays from the backside. His versatility across the line makes him a good value for NFL teams, especially those running a 3-4 defense. He will likely be taken in one of the later rounds.

Analysis

Strengths

Bequette is a strong run defender. He can set the edge well and fight off blocks. He gives it his all until the whistle blows. His size, length and running ability will be assets when tackling ball carriers in the NFL.

Weaknesses

Bequette is not the greatest athlete for his size and often gets lost when double-teamed. While strong in the run game, he is seldom a factor in the passing game. He needs to improve his rush technique and hands so that he can get through blocks and into the pocket. Bequette rarely plays as fast as his timed speed would indicate.
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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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