Photo of Treyvon Hester
Drafted By: Raiders

Combine Results

Grade
5.18 ?

Draft Analysis:

Hester is a long shot to make the final 53, but he's got the size and 1-gapping ability that should get him extra looks in camp. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 300LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

After a junior year where he failed to make an all-conference squad for the first time in his career (34 tackles, 6.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks), Hester decided to lose 20 pounds to regain some quickness. The result was an excellent senior campaign (39 tackles, eight for loss, team-leading five sacks) that landed him on the all-MAC second team as voted on by league coaches. Hester's redshirt freshman season got him third-team all-conference notice, as he started nine games, made 39 stops, 7.5 behind the line, and 3.5 sacks. He then earned second-team All-MAC honors as a sophomore with career highs in tackles (49), tackles for loss (9.5) and quarterback pressures (10).

Analysis

Strengths

Has decent power at the point of attack. Fairly athletic. Shows an ability to shed quickly to make tackles. Good reactive quickness allows for sudden shifts to make tackles against running backs trying to dart through gaps nearby. Highly instinctive. Keys on his man pulling and will work around the down-block coming his way to scrape and follow the play. Initial quickness laterally is solid. Effective arm over frees him from a block on his edge. Has very active hands as a rusher. Swipes and chops consistently at blocker's punch to try and keep himself clean. Able to maneuver around pass blocks if he gets an early advantage.

Weaknesses

Plays too straight-legged. Base is often way too narrow in his operation. Plays with inconsistent pad level. Shows issues with contact balance when he's playing too tall. Inconsistent get-off into the neutral zone. Will drop head into his initial contact and lose sight of the ball at times. Motor will fizzle out the longer a rep lasts. Pursuit effort can run hot and cold. Effort rusher who may not have the skill level to play on pass downs.

Draft Projection

Round 6-7

Bottom Line

Three-technique with good size and quickness, Hester plays with active hands and he has a shot to become a disruptive, rotational defensive tackle if he can continue to improve at the point of attack.
-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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