DeVere Levelston
DeVere Levelston  DT  SMU | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
DeVere Levelston
Height
6-5
Weight
289
College
SMU
Position
DT/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Desoto, TX
70.0/100
Player Rating
57
PositionRank (DL)
4.8
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
19
Sol tackles
9

DeVere Levelston DT/EDGE SMU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

DeVere Levelston DT/EDGE SMU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.80 seconds (96%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (91%*) Weight: 289 (14%*)
Forty: 4.80 (O) (96%*)
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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SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.80 seconds (96%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (91%*) Weight: 289 (14%*)
Forty: 4.80 (O) (96%*)
(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: 70.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
76%
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Tackling:
54%
Pass Rush:
61%
Run Defense:
62%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #366 Position rank: #57
College Games: 45 College Snaps: 1715
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 77/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86.44 Stars 247 RATING: 86.44/100
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa - Notre Dame
76%
Jordan Jackson - Air Force
54%
LaBryan Ray - Alabama
53%
Draft Profile: Bio
DeVere Levelston from DeSoto High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Levelston joined SMU.

In 2020 as a freshman Levelston saw action in 8 games and played a total of 148 snaps for the Mustangs. He recorded just 3 tackles, one assist, while adding 3 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 5 total pressures, which included 4 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack on the season.

As a sophomore for the Mustangs in 2021 Levelston played in 12 games and took part in 598 snaps for the Mustangs. He recorded 16 tackles, 10 assists, while adding 20 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 31 total pressures, and 18 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and 7 sacks during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Levelston played in 12 games and contributed on 594 snaps. He recorded 15 tackles, 7 assists while making 12 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 22 total pressures, which included 19 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 2 sacks on the year.

In 2023 as a senior Levelston logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 375 snaps for the Mustangs. He also added 11 tackles, 9 assists, and 10 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 16 total pressures, which included 13 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 3 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • While Levelston has the flexibility to dip and bend under tackles, what makes him truly dangerous is his ability to counter.
  • Levelston could fit as a 3-4 OLB, as he held his own when he was asked to drop into coverage at times.
  • Sacks and pressures are product of hustle. Gives effort on every play. Holds the point with length and strong upper body.
  • A savvy, versatile and instinctive edge rusher who did a little bit of everything, he was especially effective getting to the quarterback.
  • A high-motor player who thrives on physicality, he’s able to fight and win in the phone booth, holding up at the point of attack.
  • Levelston has violent hands and consistently breaks away and disengages from blockers. He’s instinctive, reading, reacting and locating the ball quickly, and finishing plays as an authoritative, wrap-up tackler.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Not explosive as a pass rusher or run defender. Lacks elite speed and flexibility to turn the corner and is late off the snap.
  • Lacks the fluidity and speed to turn and run with tight ends in coverage.
  • Stands up well against the run but is very pursuit-conscious and will take unneeded wide angles.

How other scouting services rate DeVere Levelston (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
385.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
73.0
*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.