Akial Byers
Akial Byers  DT  Missouri | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Akial Byers
Height
6-3
Weight
288
College
Missouri
Position
DT
Class
Senior
Home town
Fayetteville, AR
68.0/100
Player Rating
60
PositionRank
5.69
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
22
Sol tackles
15

Akial Byers DT Missouri | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Akial Byers DT Missouri
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 5.69 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 288
Hands: 9 1/8 Arms: 34 4/8 Span: 81 6/8
Date of Birth: 10/09/1998 Age: 23.8
Pro-Day Results
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Overall Rating: 68.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
36%
Pass Rush:
70%
Run Defense:
66%
DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #60
College Games: 46 College Snaps: 1445
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (82/100)
College Combine Results
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.
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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