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Combine Results

Grade
5.05 ?
  • 4.75 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 234LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Stevenson was a four-star recruit as a linebacker coming out of high school, but enrolled early and switched to a back-up fullback and special teams ace for the 2013 season (8-33, TD rushing; 2-18 receiving). He began leading the way for star running back Dalvin Cook in earnest in 2014, starting seven times and catching seven passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. Stevenson got 10 starts as a junior, (3-9 rushing; 9-64 receiving) and four starts in 2016, being used more often as a rusher (13-90, four TD).

Analysis

Strengths

Very fluid athlete in space. Has movement skill to make sudden changes to his blocking assignments when needed. Can keep a quick pace as lead blocker on wide flowing plays allowing the runner to play faster. Won't shy away from the aggressive iso-blocks. Drives feet through contact and can attack on angles for kick-out blocks. Has short yardage ability as ball carrier.

Weaknesses

Has limited reps in pass protection and very few catches. Can be a little late to find assignments at times. Can be stuffed to ground when launching into defender's legs too early in space.

Draft Projection

Round 7-PFA

Bottom Line

Athletic lead blocker who has an ability to lead the charge either downhill or on outside zone plays. Stevenson possesses an aggressive field demeanor and a good radar to land strikes in space. He lacks third down value, but can grind it out as a short yardage ball carrier. There will be a very limited amount of teams interested in a fullback this season, but Stevenson has enough ability to make a roster if he gets a shot.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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