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2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: DL Devont’e Wyatt


Big Board ranking: #25

Positional ranking: #2

 

Overview

Position: DL

College: Georgia

Class: Senior

Age: 24

 

Measurables

Height: 6’2 7/8”

Weight: 304 lbs.

Arm length: 32 5/8″

Hand size: 9 7/8″

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.77 sec.

Vertical jump: 29.0″

Broad jump: 111.0″

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Great athleticism for a defensive lineman. Phenomenal burst. Absolutely relentless. Impressive wiggle to immediately slip a block. Excellent quickness and acceleration to split the gap as a penetrator. Can crash down multiple gaps in a hurry. Quick to cross the face of blockers. Exceptional play recognition and awareness. Very quick to locate the ball. Extremely aggressive tackler. Will try to club the ball out if given an opportunity. Wants to get in on any action he can. Like a bowling ball delivering blows on gang tackles. Hands are powerful to detach himself from blocks. Able to take on double teams. Plus strength to push back offensive linemen. Active hands to swipe/rip towards the quarterback. Has a twitchy spin move to quickly change direction. Will get his hands up to disrupt passing lanes on his way to the quarterback. Lined up in a variety of spots on the interior. Saw time as a stand-up edge due to athleticism. Has been a short quarterback spy and stays very light on his feet.

 

Weaknesses

Can be neutralized as a pass rusher when blockers get inside. Bigger offensive linemen are able to move him off the spot. Benefitted from a rotating defensive line to stay fresh on a loaded unit. Older for a prospect (turns 24 before the draft).

 

NFL comparison

Larry Ogunjobi

 

Conclusion

Overall, Wyatt is a disruptive defensive lineman with a very impressive blend of athleticism and power on the interior. Similar to his primary role at Georgia, the best fit would be as a penetrating three-technique for an NFL defense.

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