Nesta Jade Silvera
Nesta Jade Silvera  DL  Arizona State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Nesta Jade Silvera
Height
6-2
Weight
304
College
Arizona State
Position
DL
Class
Senior
Home town
Broward County, FL
77.0
Player Rating
48
PositionRank (DL)
5.16
FortyYD Time
Sacks
.5
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
55
Sol tackles
19

Nesta Jade Silvera DL Arizona State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Nesta Jade Silvera DL Arizona State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: DT 3-TECH
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.16 seconds (17%*)
Age: 24.4 DOB: 01/23/2000
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (22%*) Weight: 304 (77%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (49%*) Arm: 32 7/8 (40%*) Span: 78 5/8 (29%*)
Forty: 5.16 (C) (17%*) Ten Yard: 1.77 (C) (19%*)
Vertical: 29.5 (C) (31%*) Broad: 110 (C) (46%*)
Bench: 21 (P) (21%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: DT 3-TECH
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.16 seconds (17%*)
Age: 24.4 DOB: 01/23/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (22%*) Weight: 304 (77%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (49%*) Arm: 32 7/8 (40%*)
Span: 78 5/8 (29%*)
Forty: 5.16 (C) (17%*)
10 Yard: 1.77 (C) (19%*)
Vertical: 29.5 (C) (31%*) Broad: 110 (C) (46%*)
Bench: 21 (P) (21%*)
(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: 77.0 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
76%
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Tackling:
61%
Pass Rush:
64%
Run Defense:
73%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #246 Position rank: #48
College Games: 50 College Snaps: 1744
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 85/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #27 Pos Rank: #3 State Rank: #14
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 97.3 Stars 247 RATING: 97.3/100
Ovr Rank: #54 Pos Rank: #2
Las Vegas Raiders Drafted: ROUND: 7 - Pick Number: 231 (LV)
Draft Profile: Bio
Nesta Jade Silvera from American Heritage High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Silvera joined Miami after being heavily recruited.

In 2018 as a freshman Silvera saw action in 7 games and played a total of 101 snaps for the Hurricanes. He recorded only 7 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 7 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 3 total pressures, which included 2 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Hurricanes in 2019 Silvera played in 9 games and took part in 222 snaps for the Hurricanes. He recorded 10 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 7 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 11 total pressures, and 8 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack during the year.

In 2020 as a junior Silvera played in 11 games and contributed on 434 snaps. He recorded 23 tackles, 9 assists while making 15 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 23 total pressures, which included 12 QB hurries, 10 QB hits, and one sack on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Silvera logged playing time in 11 games and logged a total of 415 snaps for the Hurricanes. He also added 29 tackles, 7 assists, and 24 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 18 total pressures, which included 17 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack on the season.

After season's end Silvera transferred to Arizona State where as a fifth year senior for the Sun Devils in 2022 Silvera played 12 games and took part in 572 snaps for the Sun Devils. He also added 38 tackles, 15 assists, and 24 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 20 total pressures, which included 13 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Flashes enough quickness off the snap to threaten gaps at three-technique, especially when slanting.
  • A compactly built, high-motor lineman, Silvera brings a nice blend of power and quickness. Silvera shows impressive get-off, often exploding off the line and getting into gaps before blockers can react.
  • He’s quick to react and locate the ball, and he shows enough speed to succeed in backside pursuit. Silvera plays with excellent balance and a strong, flexible core, rarely ending up on the ground.
  • Good weight-room strength, which translates onto the field in terms of his anchor.
  • His hand use is excellent; he’s strong in the upper body and consistently swats away blockers.
  • Combines excellent power with initial quickness, but one of his best attributes are his violent hands, which he uses with impressive precision.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Silvera doesn’t have the ability to dip and bend around the edge, and Silvera lacks the necessary suddenness at the line of scrimmage to penetrate through gaps.
  • Must improve hand use and read-and-react skills. Lacks the violent hands to shed and can be eliminated by double-team blocks.
  • As a pass rusher, his hand use is inconsistent. He’s short on counter moves in the pass rush.

Nesta Jade Silvera percentiles vs other Defensive Lines (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Nesta Jade Silvera (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
221.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
48.0
*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.