Jayden Peevy

Jayden Peevy

Measurements
  • Height
    6050
  • Hand
    10 1/2
  • VJ
    27
  • Weight
    308lbs
  • Arm
    35 1/2
  • Speed
    5.3
DT Combine Averages
  • Height
    6022
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    -
  • Weight
    312lbs
  • Arm
    33
  • Speed
    5.15
Tolbert Nance - Scout
Jayden Peevy
  • Overall Rank
    140
  • Position Rank
    15
  • Position
    DT
  • Age
    22.8 Years
  • Team
    TEXAS A&M

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Sacks Misc. Stats
2017 8 17 1 9.2% 1 1 PD
2018 8 9 2 7.1% 1 1 PD
2019 12 34 4 6.4% 1.5 1 PD
2020 10 34 5 9.1% 1 1 PD
2021 11 43 7 6.2% 2 3 PD

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Jayden Peevy is a high-cut, bow-legged player that has had fairly significant weight fluctuation in the past half-year or so, having been said to have played at 330 (while being listed at 315 on the team website) before going to the NFL Combine at (probably due to having a ton of bad weight in his gut during his college career). Possesses outstanding height with adequate weight (limited with where he was at the Combine, but this is considering the expectation that he'd gain weight back to what he played at in 2021). Possesses elite overall length with elite arm length (longest among DTs invited to the Combine), elite shoulder width (longest among DTs invited to Combine), and outstanding hand size. Only missed 1 game due to injury in his career vs. Missouri in 2021 due to an undisclosed injury (wore a right knee brace at 1 point). Otherwise, has been a very dependable player for A&M throughout his 5-year career. Peevy has the type of frame that could be molded into something due to also having more strength in his lowers than uppers (perceive that it is easier to continue to develop upper body than lower body strength).

  • Size
    8
  • Length
    9
  • Frame/Durability
    8
Grade 8.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Jayden Peevy has average toughness, due to flashing the strength to often hold up vs. both single blockers and double teams while lacking the physicality/striking power to create knockback as a pocket pusher or true gap plugger vs. Run. Regardless, he still is able to maintain gap assignments and makeup for physicality limitations with length. Inconsistent instincts and doesn’t always see to track the ball well, but does show ability to feel the ball carrier at the POA and throw his body in the general direction to try and grab on something to bring the ball carrier down with his length. Adequate instincts off the ball with his get off and showed ability to be 1st off the ball while driving low with his 1st 2 steps. Limited motor that flashes at times seeing him run in space and finish on tackles with his length but also will lose in the 2nd half of long snaps regardless of Run or Pass and must win early (otherwise he’s a non-factor). The longer the game goes, the worse he gets as well (could this be improved by converting the bad weight that he played with into more functional weight and was that the goal with the weight loss?).

  • Toughness
    5
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    4
Grade 4.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Jayden Peevy has limited explosiveness, flashing explosiveness in his get off and quick 1st 2 steps but lacks lower body drive on blockers and upper body striking power to displace OL. Can drive his knees out of his staggered, 4-point stance but struggles to unleash his hips when initiating blockers. Also, can get overwhelmed by double teams due to lack of power/hand explosiveness. Limited speed, but flashes chasing/pursuing in space and closing along with good angles and good utilization of his length on cutback ball-carriers. Possesses limited body control, often showing ability to at a minimum maintain his ground by sticking his feet in the ground and holding on, but can be easily defeated and blown away when he is out leveraged (leverage could be an issue considering his height and high-cut build) or double teamed. Lacks hip and ankle flexibility that keeps him from working his hips around blockers or being able to run a hoop. Doesn’t have good burst in his redirect or COD, therefore he’s also poor in this area. Survivor with his play strength, as he shows ability to maintain with flashes of ability to extend and play on blockers while creating knockback, but don't see it enough to trust it for the next level. Peevy does also add value as a PD/blocked kick player with his length.

  • Explosiveness
    4
  • Speed
    4
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    3
  • Change of Direction
    3
  • Play Strength
    4
Grade 3.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Jayden Peevy’s best technical aspect to his game is his get off/initial burst, where he has flashed anticipatory snap get off at times while being the 1st 1 off the ball, driving low with his 1st 2 steps before giving up leverage naturally due to his height and build. Win early player that has had more success in 1v1, head-up situations more than playing Odd gaps. At the same time, he lacks the strength to functionally hold up consistently on blocks with his upper body (strange dynamic). Lacks Pass Rush ability and will stop his feet early and give in. Average heavy handedness, as he is actually successful working his hands through and placing them on OL but lacks the UOH plan or disengage along with lack of upper body striking power to be successful consistently. Average POA player that flashes ability to engulf RBs at the POA with his length but lacks the power to consistently be trusted. Adequate closing speed and rarely has a missed tackle when he’s tracking in space on a cutback player. Poor twitch and simply just not a very sudden player. Average play temperament with a hot and cold motor.

  • Get Off/Initial Burst
    6
  • Pass Rush
    3
  • Heavy Handedness
    5
  • Point of Attack
    5
  • Disengage
    3
  • Closing Speed
    6
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    3
  • Play Temperament
    5
Grade 4.5

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
5th-year, COVID SR who has started 25 of 57 games, including 11 of 11 in 2021. 4-star HS prospect. DNS for Texas A&M until 2018 (SOPH year), starting in 1 game while tying for 5th in the FBS with 2 blocked kicks. Played in 12 games as a JR in 2019, making 3 starts. Started all 10 games as a SR in 2020, earning SEC DL of the Week honors for his performance vs. Mississippi State. Started all 11 games he played in as a 5th-year, COVID SR in 2021 (DNP vs. Missouri due to undisclosed reasons) on the way to earning another SEC DL of the Week honor vs. Colorado along with winning the Defensive Mr. Dependable Award at Texas A&M’s annual banquet. NFLPA attendee. Played under HC Jimbo Fisher (4th season), DC/SAF Coach Mike Elko (4th season), and DL Coach Elijah Robinson (4th season). Jayden Peevy projects best as a Developmental Backup 0-2i NT in a 3-4 with the frame to continue to develop more (average age for his DT class) with limited versatility who shouldn't be asked to play past 2nd Down. Peevy succeeds often sheerly off of his length at the POA (longest wing/arm among Combine invites at DT in 2022) and, although he has adequate get off and 1st 2 steps off the ball, struggles to create knockback as a pocket compressor vs. Pass or gap plugger vs. Run along with often losing his foot drive.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Colorado
  • Sep - 11 - 2021
  • Had an INT on his own PD / Most productive tackle game (7) / Making plays off length
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Ole Miss
  • Nov - 13 - 2021
  • Bad effort (noted as "lazy" multiple times) / Only game other than SC without a Solo tackle
Best Trait
Size/Length
Pro Comparison
Austin Johnson (2016 - Round 2 - Pick 43 - Tennessee Titans)