Photo of Sam Tevi
Drafted By: Chargers
  • Round 6
  • Pick 6
  • Overall 190

Combine Results

Grade
5.0 ?
  • 5.27 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 107.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Tevi brings some versatility to an offensive line that needs it. Being their 3rd offensive lineman selection in this draft, it's clear the Chargers recognize the importance of keeping Philip Rivers upright. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'5" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 311LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Tevi (pronounced Tevv-ee) suited up as a defensive lineman as a true freshman for the Utes in 2013, playing in 11 games and contributing nine tackles, two for loss, and a sack. Coaches wanted him to move to the offensive line, which Tevi wasn't keen on right away. But he made the switch for the sake of the team, and it's paid off for him personally, as he's now an NFL prospect. He played special teams and occasionally on the line during the 2014 season before earning the starting job on the blind side for all 13 games of his junior campaign. The team needed him to move to the right tackle spot due to injuries on the line, and he flourished there, as well, other than missing two games with a back injury.

Analysis

Strengths

Has starting experience at both left and right tackles. Displays good foot quickness in his pass sets and operates from consistent base width. Able to meet speed at the edge in pass protection. Converted defensive tackle and has a little bit of edge in his play. Downblocks have some kick in them. Works well with guards. Big hands with decent strength.

Weaknesses

Helmet blocker who ducks head into contact in both run and pass blocks. Doesn't throws hands quickly enough and they land higher than he's likely aiming. Despite foot quickness, fails to consistently find position on back-side blocks. Plays with stiffness in knees which creates pad level issues. Weight too far outside in his pass sets and can be rocked off-balance by stab moves and bull rushes. Way behind on his work against twists.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Sources Tell Us

"I like his feet but he's just way too inconsistent." - NFC West area scout

Bottom Line

Has decent size and enough athletic ability to warrant a look as a swing tackle. His lack of anchor in the passing game and instincts against twists could be big problems for offensive line coaches.
-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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