Devonte Fields – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Devonte Fields

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Louisville 92 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'4 250 4.74 6'2 236 32 3/8 9

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.72 34 10'4 DNP 7.4 4.5

Overview:

Fields was highly productive over his career between Louisville and TCU, putting up 165 tackles, 51.5 for loss, and 26.5 sacks. He is a dynamic pass rusher, a sure fire tackler, gets through the offensive line with ease, and gets good pressure on the QB. He has good height for an edge rusher, and is just a dynamic play maker on defense. He did have issues earlier on in his career which saw him transfer from TCU to Louisville, and he is a bit light, which causes him to get manhandled by bigger offensive lineman at times. Fields could see his stock rise with good workouts, a good combine, and good interviews. With that said, I expect Fields to be a late day 2 pick, to an early day 3 pick, going somewhere between the 3rd round, and the 4th round.

Strengths:

A tackling machine

Does a great job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

A sack specialist

Very productive his first 3 seasons

A dynamic pass rusher

A sure fire tackler

Gets through the offensive line with ease

Gets good pressure on the QB

Has good height for a edge rusher

A dynamic play maker on defense

Gets around the Tackle with ease

Uses a nice spin move to get around the Tackle

Has really good speed

A disruptive defender

Is in on every play

Weaknesses:

Had issues at TCU that led to him transferring to Louisville

Tends to get manhandled by bigger offensive lineman due to his size

Too light to play DE so he likely is a 3-4 OLB in the NFL

Career Stats:

Games Played: 39

Tackles: 165

Tackles For Loss: 51.5

Sacks: 26.5

Interceptions: 1

Pass Breakups: 10