Akial Byers
Defensive Tackle from Missouri   Scouting Report
Akial Byers
Height
6-3
Weight
288 lbs
College
Missouri
Position
DT
Class
Senior
Home town
Fayetteville AR
68/100
Player Rating
40
PositionRank
5.11
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
21
Sol tackles
15

Akial Byers DT Missouri | NFL Draft 2022 Scouting Report

40-yard dash time: 5.11-seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 288 lbs
Position rank: #40
Games Played: 43
Total Snap Count: 1337
Overall Rating: 68/100
Tackling:
Pass Rush:
Run Defense:
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.

How other scouting services rate Akial Byers (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
208.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
50.0