Akial Byers
Akial Byers  DT  Missouri | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Akial Byers
Height
6-3
Weight
288
College
Missouri
Position
DT/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Fayetteville, AR
68.0/100
Player Rating
63
PositionRank (DL)
5.69
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
22
Sol tackles
15

Akial Byers DT/EDGE Missouri | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Akial Byers DT/EDGE Missouri
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Last Updated: 10/16/2021
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 5.69 seconds (1%*)
Age: 24.7 DOB: 10/09/1998
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (48%*) Weight: 288 (12%*)
Hands: 9 4/8 (30%*) Arm: 34 (67%*) Span: 81 5/8 (78%*)
Forty: 5.69 (P) (1%*) Shuttle: 5.10 (P) (1%*)
Vertical: 27 (P) (22%*) Broad: 91 (P) (1%*)
Three Cone: 8.03 (P) (11%*) Bench: 17 (P) (3%*)
0% 100%
(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
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Pro-Day Results
Last Updated: 10/16/2021
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 5.69 seconds (1%*)
Age: 24.7 DOB: 10/09/1998
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (48%*) Weight: 288 (12%*)
Hands: 9 4/8 (30%*) Arm: 34 (67%*)
Span: 81 5/8 (78%*)
Forty: 5.69 (P) (1%*) Shuttle: 5.10 (P) (1%*)
Vertical: 27 (P) (22%*) Broad: 91 (P) (1%*)
3 Cone: 8.03 (P) (11%*) Bench: 17 (P) (3%*)
(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
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Pro-Day Results
Overall Rating: 68.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
36%
Pass Rush:
71%
Run Defense:
67%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #386 Position rank: #63
College Games: 46 College Snaps: 1445
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 82/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Strengths
  • Quarterbacks and ballcarriers feel his strength when he plants them in the backfield.
  • Tall, solid frame with adequate length and has done a nice job losing the bad weight and firming his body.
  • Provides some secondary interior pass rush, getting most penetration when playing three technique.
  • Penetrates through gaps, often forcing running backs to elude him or the back end of the offensive lineman he's pushing before they even reach the line.
  • Rarely goes to the ground, showing good balance from his high school wrestling days.
Weaknesses
  • Average athletically with average straight line speed and tight hips. Not a natural bender. Lacks secondary pass-rush moves.
  • Isn't able to consistently shed blocks and makes plays in the hole.
  • Needs to keep his pad level low; pops upright and plays too tall, struggling to maintain leverage off the snap.
  • Inconsistent in his ability to separate from blocks, however, making him more of a nuisance than a snap-to-snap terror.
  • Sees the ball well but is stuck on blocks when head-up; does not shed to make plays often enough.

Akial Byers percentiles vs other Defensive Tackle's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Akial Byers (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
481.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
81.0