Nephi Sewell

Nephi Sewell

Measurements
  • Height
    5114
  • Hand
    8 1/2
  • VJ
    32
  • Weight
    226lbs
  • Arm
    29 3/8
  • Speed
    4.67
LB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6011
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.69
Sales Pinckney - Scout
Nephi Sewell
  • Overall Rank
    261
  • Position Rank
    22
  • Position
    LB
  • Team
    UTAH

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Yds/Cov Snap

Build

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

Nephi Sewell has limited size with poor length. He has a lean frame with good muscle definition and very short arms. Has not reported injury history.

  • Size
    4
  • Length
    3
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 4.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

He plays with a tough mentality and is not afraid of contact despite his small stature. Flashes adequate instincts but lacks consistency. Displays an adequate motor in pursuit of the football.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Sewell displays average explosion and adequate speed for the position with average overall range from sideline to sideline. Possesses adequate body control and flexibility, allowing him to change directions smoothly and get himself in position to make a play. Poor strength at the point of attack when engaging blockers and when making contact with ball carriers.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    3
Grade 5.3

Technical

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

Displays adequate communication with his teammates and overall leadership ability. Possesses average closing speed once he has made his read, and takes average angles when in pursuit. At the point of attack he is willing to be physical but his small stature and poor strength put him at a disadvantage. His combination of length and strength result in poor block shedding ability when engaged with opponents. He is prone to getting washed out of the play and struggles to maintain his positioning when opposing linemen climb up to the second level. Displays adequate instincts in coverage and has sufficient range when patrolling in zone. In man coverage he is at a disadvantage against tight ends due to his size but he can match up athletically with running backs out of the backfield. As a blitzer he does not attack with a plan and does not use his hands well. Lack of length leads to him getting swallowed up by blockers easily.

  • Hip Explosiveness
    5
  • Closing Speed
    5
  • Block Shed
    3
  • Pursuit Angles
    5
  • Physicality
    4
  • Cover Ability
    6
  • Productivity
    6
  • Leadership
    6
Grade 5.0

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?
Nephi Sewell comes from a football family. He is the brother of Detroit Lions OT Penei Sewell, Oregon LB Noah Sewell, and former Nevada LB Gabriel Sewell. He also has two uncles that played in the NFL (Isa’ako Sopoago and Richard Brown). He began his career as a defensive back at Nevada where he appeared in 23 games with 19 starts. After the 2018 season he transferred to Utah and was originally a walk-on before earning a scholarship. In his three years at Utah, he appeared in 3 games with 1 start as a defensive back, and 18 games with 17 starts as a linebacker. He aligned primarily in the box as an off-ball linebacker in Utah's 4-3 defense and would occasionally bump into the slot or up to the line of scrimmage as an edge. Projects as a practice squad player or bottom of the roster backup whose primary use is as a special teams contributor, as his size and strength will be detrimental to the defense inside the box at the next level.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT BYU
  • Sep - 11 - 2021
  • Flew around the field and made plays from start to finish
  • iconWorst Game
  • VS Ohio State
  • Jan - 01 - 2022
  • Struggled against a physical OL and missed multiple tackles
Best Trait
Motor
Pro Comparison
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