Darnell Jefferies
Darnell Jefferies  DT  Clemson | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Darnell Jefferies
Height
6-2
Weight
290
College
Clemson
Position
DT
Class
Junior
Home town
Covington, GA
65.7/100
Player Rating
61
PositionRank
5.09
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
1
Sol tackles

Darnell Jefferies DT Clemson | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Darnell Jefferies DT Clemson
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 5.09 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 290
Overall Rating: 65.7 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
69%
Pass Rush:
64%
Run Defense:
63%
DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #61
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 193
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (87.43/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Following high school Jefferies opted to join Clemson.

In 2018 as a freshman Jefferies saw action in one game and played on a total of 2 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore in 2019 Jefferies played in 13 games while logging 116 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded 6 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 6 stops.

In 2020 as a junior Jefferies saw action in 7 games and logged 50 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded 4 tackles, no assists, while making 4 stops.

In 2021 as a senior Jefferies logged playing time in 5 games and logged a total of 25 snaps for the Tigers. He also added no tackles, one assist, and no stops. As a pass rusher he tallied 3 total pressuress, which included 3 QB hurriess, no QB hits, and no sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Rarely goes to the ground, showing good balance from his high school wrestling days.
  • Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
  • Strength gives ends a chance to twist inside and linebackers free lane to the passer on blitzes.
  • Lower than offensive lineman on every short-yardage play. Good agility and ability to change direction for his size.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Sees the ball well but is stuck on blocks when head-up; does not shed to make plays often enough.
  • Only adequate burst off the snap even when directly over the ball, and his initial pop leaves room to be desired.
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How other scouting services rate Darnell Jefferies (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
422.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
66.0