Bryson Nesbit
Bryson Nesbit  TE  North Carolina | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Bryson Nesbit
Height
6-5
Weight
235
College
North Carolina
Position
TE
Class
Junior
Home town
Charlotte, NC
85.1/100
Player Rating
5
PositionRank (TE)
4.6
FortyYD Time
Receptions
41
Rec YDs
585
Rec TDs
5
Rec AVG
14.3

Bryson Nesbit TE North Carolina | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Bryson Nesbit TE North Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Slot Receiving TE
Last Updated: 06/21/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.60 seconds (88%*)
Age: 21.8 DOB: 09/25/2002
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 235 (7%*)
Forty: 4.60 (O) (88%*)
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
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ROLE: Slot Receiving TE
Last Updated: 06/21/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.60 seconds (88%*)
Age: 21.8 DOB: 09/25/2002
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 235 (7%*)
Forty: 4.60 (O) (88%*)
(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: 85.1 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
74%
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QB Rating When targeted: 117.3
Hands:
73%
Short Receiving:
81%
Intermediate Routes:
87%
Deep Threat:
88%
Blocking:
49%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd
Overall Rank: #79 Position rank: #5
College Games: 35 College Snaps: 926
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 79/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 90 Stars 247 RATING: 90/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Luke Schoonmaker - Michigan
81%
Theo Johnson - Penn State
74%
Tucker Kraft - South Dakota State
74%
Draft Profile: Bio

Bryson Nesbit, a WR/TE from South Mecklenburg High School, emerged as a four-star prospect. He began playing football just before his junior year, quickly recording over 500 yards and four touchdowns. Nesbit was ranked among the top tight ends nationally by 247Sports, Rivals, and ESPN. He also played basketball for two years.

Nesbit joined North Carolina, where he played 11 games in his freshman season (2021), making seven receptions for 154 yards and one touchdown. In his sophomore year (2022), he appeared in all 14 games, with 35 receptions for 507 yards and three touchdowns, earning Honorable Mention All-ACC honors. His junior season (2023) saw him achieve 41 receptions for 585 yards and five touchdowns, earning First-team All-ACC and First-team AP All-ACC honors.

Throughout his college career, Nesbit showed his playmaking abilities with multiple games over 50 receiving yards. He led ACC tight ends in receiving yards in 2023 and had a season-high 93 yards and a touchdown against Virginia.

Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Runs precise routes with mostly crisp cuts; consistently gets separation
  • Soft, reliable hands; adjusts well to poorly thrown balls
  • Athleticism and quick first step; accelerates quickly
  • Versatile alignment; can overpower safeties and outpace linebackers
  • Fluid athlete with excellent short-area quickness; creates separation
  • Proficient in jump ball scenarios; big catch radius
  • Consistent performer in creating chunk plays after the catch
  • Creative runner with good vision in the open field has WR skills
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Comfortable in traffic but sometimes lacks effort to create separation
  • Inconsistent release off the line of scrimmage
  • WR/TE hybrid - Under average size and power for the position; won't overwhelm with strength
  • Lacks in-line blocking experience; struggles with play strength and technique
  • Hip stiffness affects fluidity in space
Scouting Report: Summary

Bryson Nesbit's college career at North Carolina showcased his potential as a dynamic playmaker. His versatility as a WR/TE and his ability to line up as a big slot make him a unique offensive weapon. With strong hands, precise route-running, and the ability to create yards after the catch, Nesbit excelled in creating mismatches.

However, Nesbit's game isn't without its drawbacks. The obvious issue is his lack of size as he's really just a bulked-up wideout. His in-line blocking needs improvement, as he struggles with technique and play strength. Additionally, he can be inconsistent with his release off the line of scrimmage and sometimes relies too much on his comfort in traffic rather than creating separation.

In the NFL, Nesbit is viewed more as a big slot WR rather than a traditional TE. His ability to stretch the field and make big plays will be an asset, but his blocking deficiencies could limit his role.

How other scouting services rate Bryson Nesbit (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
74.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
5.0
*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.