Ben Bywater
Ben Bywater  LB  BYU | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ben Bywater
Height
6-3
Weight
235
College
BYU
Position
LB
Class
Junior
Home town
Salt Lake City, UT
80.8/100
Player Rating
18
PositionRank (LB)
4.61
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
32
Sol tackles
16

Ben Bywater LB BYU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ben Bywater LB BYU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: MULI-ROLE LB
Last Updated: 10/23/2023
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.61 seconds (77%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (75%*) Weight: 235 (30%*)
Forty: 4.61 (O) (77%*)
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).
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PLAY STYLE: MULI-ROLE LB
Last Updated: 10/23/2023
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.61 seconds (77%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (75%*) Weight: 235 (30%*)
Forty: 4.61 (O) (77%*) Shuttle: DNP
(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).
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Overall Rating: 80.8 / 100
Game performance weighted rating.
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Tackling:
68%
Pass Rush:
61%
Run Defense:
65%
Coverage:
60%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th
Overall Rank: #203 Position rank: #18
College Games: 34 College Snaps: 1518
Grade: 2 ESPN  Stars 2 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 69/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #236 Pos Rank: #119 State Rank: #18
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Ben Bywater from Olympus High School was rated a 2-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Bywater joined BYU.

In 2019 as a freshman Bywater saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 42 snaps at linebacker for the Cougars. He recorded just 7 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 3 stops. In coverage Bywater notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 93.3.

As a sophomore for the Cougars in 2020 Bywater played in 3 games and took part in 36 snaps for the Cougars. He recorded just 7 tackles, one assist, while adding 5 stops.

In 2021 as a junior Bywater played in 13 games and contributed on 646 snaps. He recorded solid 81 tackles, 29 assists while making 40 stops. In coverage Bywater chalked up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and a disapointing QB rating when targetted of 128.7. As a pass rusher, he produced 5 total pressures, which included one QB hurry, 3 QB hits, and one sack on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Bywater logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 590 snaps for the Cougars. He also added solid 60 tackles, 22 assists, and 29 stops. While in coverage Bywater made no pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 62.0. As a pass rusher, he tallied 4 total pressures, which included 2 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack on the season.

In 2023 as a fifth year senior Bywater logged playing time in just 3 games and logged a total of 164 snaps for the Cougars. He also added 15 tackles, 3 assists, and 10 stops. While in coverage Bywater made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 103.7. As a pass rusher, he tallied 5 total pressures, which included 4 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has a filled-out frame with good thickness. Plays at full speed at all times with an active motor and determined quickness in pursuit.
  • Bywater has an excellent feel for working off blockers and knowing how and when to counter as the play goes on.
  • In coverage, Bywater shows excellent awareness and anticipation when dropping back into zone, and he has the fluidity and speed to run with most tight ends over the middle.
  • The talent is there as a sideline-to-sideline playmaker.
  • Keeps feet moving after initial contact. Jumps inside as a counter to typical rush, but needs to show a larger variety of moves.
  • Bywater has good movement skills with decent range. And he proved capable of holding up in zone coverage and can be used as an effective A-gap blitzer.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Does not blow up targets. Many inside tackles are catch-and-drags, which will be more difficult to make at the next level.
  • As good as Bywater is attacking downhill, he can get overaggressive and overrun plays, opening up cutback lanes for counter runs.
  • Hits up high and misses more tackles than he should.

How other scouting services rate Ben Bywater (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
237.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
18.0