Photo of Deshazor Everett
Grade
5.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 193LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Plays extremely hard. Loves to hit and eats glass out on the field. Good strength to press and reroute at the line of scrimmage. Ball skills need work, but he has good hands. Will play through injuries and compete at a consistent level. Got hurt against Arkansas but played through it and made winning tackle late in game. Didn't always use it, but has football intelligence. Will face up and tackle running backs on the perimeter. Has core special-teams ability. Played safety his junior season.

Weaknesses

Has stiff hips and struggles to mirror and match wide receiver movements. Won't turn and find ball consistently when back is to the play. Undisciplined. Freelances way too much. Failed to improve as a player after sophomore season. Offenses attacked him for touchdowns. Terrible tape against Auburn and Missouri -- looked undraftable. Allows wide receivers to get on top of him too quickly and can't matchup against vertical speed. Might be labeled as a zone-only corner due to bad man-to-man tape and technique.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"I've always liked his toughness and aggressiveness, but he's just way too reckless. On tape you see him bust his coverage just to try and peek in on another receiver's route." -- Scout and former NFL wide receiver

NFL Comparison

Marcus Roberson

Bottom Line

Has competed against outstanding talent during his time in the Big 12 and SEC. Based on tape, he's on the draft fringe. His desire to be the hero might severely hamper his draft stock, but his ability as a hitter and special-teams player should get Everett a look from a zone-based defense. If he can add bulk, safety might be his fallback position.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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.

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