Taven Bryan Draft Profile

Taven Bryan draft profile
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Strengths:

  • Athletic
  • High motor
  • Lateral quickness
  • Pursuit speed
  • Solid pass rush moves
  • Potential is evident

Analysis: Taven Bryan could be one of the most athletic defensive tackle prospects I have scouted in quite some time. He plays with flexibility and agility of a defensive end. Big upfield burst off the ball. His explosion off the snap is fierce. He can get skinny and slither through gaps causing disruption in backfield. Flashes disruptive potential that is waiting to be fully cultivated. Initial lateral quickness allows him to pace ahead of the block. Rare pursuit speed and closing burst for interior player. His high motor is evident on tape–extremely tough and determined. Uses explosive push-pull and punch-release techniques for quick wins at the point. Has the turn in both upper and lower body to flip quickly around his blocker. Works quickly to an edge to attack as rusher. Can bend under the guard’s edge and corner right around to attack the quarterback.

Weaknesses:

  • Body mass doesn’t scream interior lineman
  • Block shedding
  • Still raw at the position
  • Needs to add power to his game—too much finesse
  • Awareness
  • Drops head and loses ball
  • Lack of on-field production
  • Struggles against double teams

Analysis: Taven Bryan does not look like a defensive tackle–body type looks out of place and he is very narrow through his hips. He will need to add more muscle mass to his frame to hang against NFL guards at the next level. Slow to unhinge from block when blocker finds his frame first. Will stumble along interior trash and end up on ground due to lack of base width. Below-average power and contact balance.  Production has been hampered by lack of instincts and awareness up to this point. Has to learn to keep his head up and keep eyes beyond his initial attack. Has just 62 career tackles and 5.5 sacks despite his athletic ability and overall talent. Bryan is more raw than an uncooked steak.

Size: 6’4 291lbs

Draft Rank: No.4 DT

NFL Comparison: Dominique Easley

Draft Projection: Round 2

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