Draft Profile: IDL Jaylen Twyman, Pittsburgh

Steve Johnson

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Pos. IDL
Ht. 6’1″
Wt. 301
Class. 4JR
College. Pittsburgh
DOB. 7/19/99

Stats/Accolades/History:
2017: Redshirted
2018: 13 games. 16 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks
2019: 13 games. 41 tackles, 12 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 2 pass break ups
2020: Opted Out
Misc. Stats.

Accolades. 2019 First team All-ACC

Injury History.

History. Three-star recruit from Washington, DC. Attended H.D. Woodson, where he led his team to multiple DCIAA titles. Uncle, Parnell Motley played CB at Oklahoma from 2016-19, and is a current member of the Denver Broncos.

Strengths: Good size, well built, with room to grow. Shows better upper body strength than you’d expect (40 reps at pro day). Heavy hands. Good contact balance as a run defender. Has a decent arsenal of rush moves (club, rip, swim, slide) going for him. Ability to sidestep blockers is his best trait, he can quickly disrupt run assignments, or chase down the QB. Solid at stunting.

Weaknesses: Undersized, doesn’t even look his listed 290 on tape. Weighed in over 300 at his pro day, but will need to continue to pack on the lbs to survive in the run game. Rush attack comes to a stalemate, if he doesn’t win off the snap. Doesn’t have a great lower half. Average awareness. Did not test well at all, during his pro day (5.40 40, 8’8″ broad, 7.98 3 cone).

Overview: Three-technique defensive tackle, that combines a good get off, lateral ability, and a collection of moves to disrupt plays. He’s not ready for an every down role, until he can pack on good weight. He’s a risky pick for me, he’s a day three pick.

Evaluation based on. Boston College 19′, UCF 19′, Syracuse 19′

Draft Projection: Early Day Three

Draft Grade: 5.42

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