Drake Nevis Scouting Report
Drake Nevis
Drake Nevis - LSU (HT: 6-0⅝ - WT: 294)
Combine 40: 5.06 - Position Rank: 10 of 55


Positives: Athletic... Reasonably good speed... Solid pass rusher... Good quickness... Does a good job anticipating the snap... Great first step... Explosive... Disruptive... Good strength... Reasonably good power... Active, violent hands... Penetrates... Can push the line of scrimmage... Solid arsenal of moves... Generally plays with leverage... Does an adequate job versus double teams... Does a nice job versus the run... Makes plays on the ball in the backfield... Good lower body strength... Good anchor... Chases the ball... Good awareness... Generally stays low... Mean streak... Hard worker... Tough... Good motor... Selected All-SEC first team for the 2010 season... Needed to weigh in at 290+ to stay in the second round... Ideal fit as a one-gap three-technique... Reminds me a lot of Brandon Mebane.

Negatives: Lacks any real size... Arms are shorter than ideal... Plays a little too upright at times and can be knocked off balance... Can be engulfed by bigger offensive linemen, which will be his normal diet in the NFL... Below average lateral movement... Lacks range... Had only started four games in his first three seasons... Limited to 4-3 scheme.

    Defense
Season Team   TOT SOL AST TFL SK FF INT BK TD
  139 75 64 31½ 10 4 1 0 0
2007 LSU   17 10 7 2 0 0 0 0 0
2008 LSU   16 9 7 0 1 0 0 0
2009 LSU   50 26 24 11 4 0 0 0 0
2010 LSU   56 30 26 13 6 3 1 0 0





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