Prospect: Trevion Stevenson
Status: SI All-American candidate
Vitals: 6-foot-4, 217 pounds
School: Hampton (Va.) Phoebus
Committed to: Pittsburgh
Projected Position: Linebacker
Frame: Long, well-developed athlete with wide shoulders and room to add mass to upper and lower body.
Athleticism: His length and upper body twitch allow him to create mismatches for high school offensive tackles. He plays with his hand in the dirt at the high school level, and as his body fills out, he will likely stay in that role. Needs to improve get off, lateral quickness and upper body strength to be a standup edge rusher.
Instincts: Shows that he can play through contact and disengage from blockers at the appropriate time. Consistent in backside pursuit, maintaining depth, and appropriate pursuit lanes versus the run.
Polish: His long, desirable frame bodes well for his future, as it simply cannot be coached. He is strong in his upper body with room to add mass and improve technique. Needs to improve lateral quickness to be more effective in pass-rushing scenarios, as his length alone already impacts plays at the college level.
Bottom Line: Stevenson is a high upside prospect because of his length and high energy. He plays well through contact at the college level but will need to develop his frame more at the college level to withstand the punch of opposing offensive tackles. If he can improve his lateral quickness, he can be an asset as a pass rusher. He will see time on the field at the Power 5 level later in his career.