View Full Version : Is Drake Nevis a 1st Round Pick?

02-11-2011, 12:12 PM
Is Drake Nevis a 1st round pick?

His tape and his explosion are both very impressive, but his size at what I will guess comes in at 6'1" 295lbs. at the combine is a concern.

To me he looks a lot like Brandon Mebane and if he plays like Mebane he would be worth a late 1st round pick.


02-11-2011, 12:14 PM
The problem is that he is a rotational 4-3 DT at best in the NFL, and you typically don't want to spend a first round pick on a rotational DT.

02-11-2011, 12:15 PM
I doubt it. Other than maybe Seattle at 25 I don't know who would take him that early.

02-11-2011, 12:16 PM
I doubt it. Other than maybe Seattle at 25 I don't know who would take him that early.

Indy? Seems like a classic Colts DT.

02-11-2011, 12:17 PM
Indy? Seems like a classic Colts DT.

Doubt it. There are more pressing needs and Polian doesn't really value DTs enough to take a guy like Nevis in the mid-1st round.

02-11-2011, 12:19 PM
I think he is underrated. The Mebane comparison is very astute, but I think he might even be quicker and stronger then Mebane.

As far as draft stock goes though, I think he has about a 30 percent chance of landing in Round 1.

02-11-2011, 12:28 PM
Cover 2 teams like the Bears at 29 might look at him?

02-11-2011, 12:36 PM

02-11-2011, 01:23 PM
love him from 25-32 hes probably in discussion for 3-5 best DT in the draft. IMO hes better than Liuget and a step behind paea. very explosive 3 tech and 3rd down pass rusher. he doesnt seem to be getting much praise from mayock which raises a red flag though.

02-11-2011, 01:30 PM
If I had to guess, I'd say no. The demand for 4-3 DT in the first round just isn't very high.

02-11-2011, 01:44 PM
Talented prospect, but I still think his stock is in the 2nd right now

Matthew Jones
02-11-2011, 01:51 PM
The 4-3 isn't popular enough and most of the good 4-3 teams have more pressing needs, so probably not a first-rounder, but on a team like Indianapolis I could see him developing into a very valuable player. Maybe a team like Tennessee would take a chance on him in the second round assuming they don't sign or trade Albert Haynesworth for that three-technique role. It's possible that Mike Munchak won't want to take on a risky personality like Haynesworth in his first year of coaching - he's already going to have his hands full.

02-11-2011, 02:15 PM
I doubt it. Other than maybe Seattle at 25 I don't know who would take him that early.

I dont see Seattle taking a DT that early, in order they would probably grab:

Jake Locker
Jimmy Smith
Ryan Kerrigan
Gabe Carimi
Jon Balwdwin

02-11-2011, 04:47 PM
I would love it if Nevis fell to the Colts in 2nd round but that would be wishful thinking for most Indy fans.

02-11-2011, 06:46 PM
I know that CJ is drooling over the Saints drafting him in the 1st.

02-16-2011, 05:48 AM
As a Bears-fan this is a guy I'd love with the 29th pick. I could see him start day one, and with him and Peppers on the same line I can see hell coming for Aaron Rodgers (me like)