Dion Novil
Dion Novil  DL  North Texas | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Dion Novil
Height
6-4
Weight
330 lbs
College
North Texas
Position
DL
Class
Senior
Home town
Abilene TX
60.0/100
Player Rating
77
PositionRank
5.28
FortyYD Time
Sacks
5
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
51
Sol tackles
25

Dion Novil DL North Texas | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dion Novil DL North Texas
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 5.28 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 330 lbs
Position rank: #77
College Games Played: 48
College Snap Count: 2193
DRAFT GRADE - ROUND: UDFA
Overall Rating: 60.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
39%
Pass Rush:
67%
Run Defense:
69%
Strengths
  • Delivers a strong punch and uses his hands to shed blocks to make plays in the hole or outside the box. Uses lower-body strength to anchor inside.
  • Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
  • Has the ability to create a pile in the middle, even showing the ability to split the occasional double-team. However, is just as often blown off the ball due to his high pad level.
  • Provides some secondary interior pass rush, getting most penetration when playing three technique.
Weaknesses
  • Must improve hand use and read-and-react skills. Lacks the violent hands to shed and can be eliminated by double-team blocks.
  • Plays upright and struggles with leverage. Too often stonewalled at the line and doesn't show the hand strength or technique to shed or redirect blockers.
  • Lacks closing speed and inconsistent quickness off the snap prevents him from being an elite pass rusher.
  • Isn't able to consistently shed blocks and makes plays in the hole.
  • Short arms could lead to problems against NFL-caliber offensive linemen with longer arms able to get into his chest.
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How other scouting services rate Dion Novil (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
347.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
81.0