DeVere Levelston
DeVere Levelston  DT  SMU | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
DeVere Levelston
Height
6-5
Weight
275
College
SMU
Position
DT/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Desoto, TX
65.0/100
Player Rating
77
PositionRank (DL)
4.8
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
27
Sol tackles
18

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

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

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.80 seconds (96%*)
Overall Rank: #430 Position Rank: #77 (DL)
Height: 6-5 (91%*)
Weight: 275 (2%*)
Weight: 275 (2%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.80 seconds (96%*)
Overall Rank: #430 Position Rank: #77 (DL)
Height: 6-5 (91%*) Weight: 275 (2%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 65.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
45%
Pass Rush:
61%
Run Defense:
60%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #77
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1340
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
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 a solid 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.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Combines excellent power with initial quickness, but one of his best attributes are his violent hands, which Levelston uses with impressive precision.
  • Vision to locate the ball and recognize cut blocks. Can rip past blockers and pull down ballcarriers when he cannot fully disengage from linemen.
  • He’s quick to react and locate the ball, and he shows enough speed to succeed in backside pursuit. Levelston plays with excellent balance and a strong, flexible core, rarely ending up on the ground.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • He’s best right now against the run, playing with a low pad level despite his relatively tall frame, and he has the violent hands to win at the point of attack.
  • As a pass rusher, he shows quickness off the line and has the fluid athleticism and flexibility to bend the edge.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Levelston lacks a physical element to his game. He’ll have a tough time setting the edge in the run game, and Levelston struggles to disengage once blockers get into his chest.
  • Stands up well against the run but is very pursuit-conscious and will take unneeded wide angles.
  • Doesn't change direction easily. Can be late off the snap.
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How other scouting services rate DeVere Levelston (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
396.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
98.0