nevis IMo needs a little more size, but did play big in the SEC, not sure at 29 would take him( if could trade to top of 2nd and pick up a anotehr pick would be more inclined).. he's a lot like tommie( not as good a burst), in that hasn't really played alot coming out of college
Pass rush: Good initial burst off the snap. Comes off the ball a bit high, but has good leg drive to push the guard back into the pocket as a bull rusher and has active, strong hands to disengage from blocks. Lacks the straight-line speed to chase down athletic quarterbacks, but has some lateral agility and good balance to keep his feet for stunts and twists.
Run defense: Classic 3-technique whose squatty, powerful frame and good quickness make him difficult to block one-on-one. Can get pushed off the line due to his lack of bulk, but uses quick, strong hands to disengage and has the agility to slide off blocks and make the play when the ballcarrier is near. Locates the ball quickly.
Explosion: Good initial burst off the snap. Has the lateral agility and explosiveness to split gaps and ruin the play before it has a chance to get going. Flashes some explosiveness as a hitter, though he has only one forced fumble over his career.
Strength: Boasts good weight-room strength (535-pound squat, 475-pound bench), though this strength doesn't always show up on the field. Despite his natural leverage advantage, has a tendency to play high and can be contained by weaker and less athletic blockers.
Tackling: Productive defender. Has a short-area burst to close, allowing him to make the play against quicker athletes. Generally tackles low and hard, wrapping his arms around the legs of the ballcarrier for a secure stop. Flashes some explosiveness as a hitter. Intangibles: Was only a starter for one season (12 games). Only has four starts in his previous 34 games; two each coming in 2007 and 2008. Runs hot and cold. Seems to play his best football when he's pressured and has to perform well to earn playing time.
Of the top rated DTs which would fit for the Bears and would be available,
1. Marcel Dareus [Alabama] will not be available.
2. Nick Fairley [Auburn] will not be available. 3. Cory Liugit [Illinios] 4. Muhammed Wilkerson [Temple]
5. Phil Taylor [Baylor] 6. Stephen Paea [Oregon St] 7. Marvin Austin [UNC] 8. Drake Nevis [LSU]
Who would you want at 29?
Liuget is a more obvious first choice at 29 or even a move up to around 18-20 to get him if necessary. Paea's a drop down choice because he may last until the top of the second round and Nevis towards the bottom of two if we use the 1st rounder on an OT. That's the way I see it right now but things could change by draft day.