Akheem Mesidor
Akheem Mesidor  DL  Miami (FL) | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Akheem Mesidor
Height
6-3
Weight
280
College
Miami (FL)
Position
DL/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Ottawa, ON
77.0/100
Player Rating
24
PositionRank (DL)
4.9
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
5
Sol tackles
3

Akheem Mesidor DL/EDGE Miami (FL) | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Akheem Mesidor DL/EDGE Miami (FL)
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 01/22/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.90 seconds (61%*)
Age: 24.2 DOB: 01/01/2000
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (41%*) Weight: 280 (41%*)
Forty: 4.90 (O) (61%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 01/22/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.90 seconds (61%*)
Age: 24.2 DOB: 01/01/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (41%*) Weight: 280 (41%*)
Forty: 4.90 (O) (61%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 77.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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Tackling:
73%
Pass Rush:
76%
Run Defense:
79%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #138 Position rank: #24
College Games: 36 College Snaps: 1292
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Ovr Rank: #69 Pos Rank: #160
College Combine Results
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Jeremiah Martin - Washington
90%
Milton Williams - Louisiana Tech
81%
Matthew Butler - Tennessee
80%
Draft Profile: Bio
Akheem Mesidor from Clearwater Academy High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Mesidor joined West Virginia after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Mesidor saw action in 10 games and played a total of 243 snaps for the Mountaineers. He recorded 18 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 16 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 13 total pressures, which included 7 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 5 sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Mountaineers in 2021 Mesidor played in 13 games and took part in 608 snaps for the Mountaineers. He recorded 27 tackles, 9 assists, while adding 23 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 33 total pressures, and 24 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 5 sacks during the year.

After season's end Mesidor transferred to Miami (FL) where as a junior for the Hurricanes in 2022 Mesidor played in 11 games and played 396 snaps for the Hurricanes. He recorded 23 tackles, 7 assists while making 26 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 28 total pressures, which included 16 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and an excellent 8 sacks on the year.

In 2023 as a senior Mesidor logged playing time in just 2 games and logged a total of 45 snaps for the Hurricanes. He also added just 3 tackles, one assist, and 4 stops.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • His spin move is already NFL-caliber, and Mesidor displays a very good motor.
  • Mesidor has an excellent feel for working off blockers and knowing how and when to counter as the play goes on.
  • Challenges inside with quickness and strong hands. Run-and-chase defender who can leave a mark.
  • Mesidor has violent hands and consistently breaks away and disengages from blockers. He’s instinctive, reading, reacting and locating the ball quickly, and finishing plays as an authoritative, wrap-up tackler.
  • Flashes an explosive burst and can surprise better overall athletes with his ability to get upfield. Has a closing burst when given a free lane. Has the frame to consider moving inside
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Misses tackles, even when Mesidor gets his hands on the ballcarrier. Needs to improve hand placement and technique.
  • Not overly flexible or loose. Limited, predictable pass-rush arsenal. Struggles to locate the ball at times and needs to do a better job with his read-and-react skills.
  • Mesidor isn’t a true edge burner and might be better off kicking inside on passing downs.

How other scouting services rate Akheem Mesidor (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
139.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
24.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.