Doug Nester
Doug Nester  OT  West Virginia | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Doug Nester
Height
6-6
Weight
306
College
West Virginia
Position
OT
Class
Senior
Home town
Kenova, WV
72.6
Player Rating
66
PositionRank (OL)
5.45
FortyYD Time

Doug Nester OT West Virginia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Doug Nester OT West Virginia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Right Guard
Last Updated: 01/22/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.45 seconds (16%*)
Age: 23.6 DOB: 08/07/2000
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-6 (56%*) Weight: 306 (25%*)
Hands: 10 (47%*) Arm: 33 (21%*) Span: 81 4/8 (40%*)
Forty: 5.45 (O) (16%*) Shuttle: 4.65 (HS) (70%*)
Vertical: 28 (HS) (49%*)
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(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: Right Guard
Last Updated: 01/22/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.45 seconds (16%*)
Age: 23.6 DOB: 08/07/2000
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-6 (56%*) Weight: 306 (25%*)
Hands: 10 (47%*) Arm: 33 (21%*)
Span: 81 4/8 (40%*)
Forty: 5.45 (O) (16%*) Shuttle: 4.65 (HS) (70%*)
Vertical: 28 (HS) (49%*)
(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: 72.6 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
77%
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Pass Blocking:
79%
Run Blocking:
67%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #348 Position rank: #66
College Games: 56 College Snaps: 3237
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #4 Pos Rank: #10 State Rank: #2
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 95.19 Stars 247 RATING: 95.19/100
Ovr Rank: #146 Pos Rank: #6
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Richard Gouraige - Florida
82%
Foster Sarell - Stanford
82%
Tyler Vrabel - Boston College
81%
Draft Profile: Bio
Doug Nester from Spring Valley High High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Nester opted to join Virginia Tech.

In 2019 as a freshman Nester saw action in 12 games and played a total of 585 snaps for the Hokies. He allowed just 3 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 3 sacks while playing at right guard.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 8 games and a total of 375 snaps. He conceded just one QB hurry, 3 QB hits, and no sacks while playing most of his snaps at right guard.

After the end of the season Nester transferred to West Virginia where as a junior Nester saw action in 13 games and totaled 807 snaps. He gave up 8 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 3 sacks while playing at right guard.

In 2022 as a senior Nester saw action in 11 games and played a total of 807 snaps for the Mountaineers. He allowed 9 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and one sack while playing most of his snaps at right guard.

In 2023 as a fifth year senior Nester saw action in 11 games and played a total of 621 snaps for the Mountaineers. He allowed 8 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and no sacks while playing most of his snaps at right tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Nester will have a chance to develop as a right tackle or possibly inside at guard, where Nester could be an interesting prospect for a zone-blocking team. If nothing else, that versatility is enough to make him at least a quality reserve.
  • In the run game, he shows good burst off the line of scrimmage, with the ability to win at the point of attack. He has enough speed and athleticism to move to the second level and land blocks.
  • Best asset is his strength and disposition as a run blocker. Gives a strong initial punch. Plays with good leverage bends at the knees and sees what he's hitting, showing the ability to roll his hips into the defender and drive him off the line of scrimmage.
  • Fires out of his stance with a good pad level, consistently winning at the point of attack.
  • Dips shoulder and moves his feet to get outside leverage when needed. Strong and low coming out of his stance, effective in short-yardage situations.
  • Nester does a nice job working with teammates to build the pocket, anchoring against bull rushers and displaying good awareness against stunts and twists.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Flashes the ability to move his man with his hands, but is not yet consistent in this area.
  • His hands aren’t violent enough to stand pass rushers up early in the down, and Nester generally plays with poor balance.
  • Often gets too high in his sets, sacrificing some of his power, and he doesn’t show great coordination between his upper and lower body when sliding back in pass protection.

Doug Nester percentiles vs other Offensive Tackle's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Doug Nester (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
322.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
70.0
*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.