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NFL Draft Profile: DeMarvion Overshown, Linebacker, Texas Longhorns

NFL Draft profile scouting report for Texas LB DeMarvion Overshown

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Pos: LB
Ht: 6032
Wt: 223
40: 4.61
DOB: 8/13/2000
Hometown: Arp, TX
High School: Arp
Eligibility: 2023

DeMarvion Overshown
Texas Longhorns


One-Liner:

Long linebacker who converted from defensive back. Very good athlete with playmaking skills in coverage. Needs to improve his tackling and add mass to become a serviceable run defender.

Evaluation:

Versatile linebacker with excellent length, Overshown has a safety background, lining up as a middle linebacker, on the ball and as an overhang defender. He is a very good athlete with speed in a straight line and light footedness as well as lateral agility, allowing him to play sideline to sideline. In space, he moves balanced and with above-average fluidity, capable of gaining very good depth thanks to his backpedal. Overshown understands coverages and defensive intent in coverage, doing his job reliably and showing great vision to decipher and cover route concepts. His length makes him a playmaker in underneath routes, following the eyes of the passer and getting his hands on the ball. As a run defender, he maintains gap integrity and gains outside leverage, setting the edge if needed. Overshown uses his length and quick hands to beat blockers in space. He plays with high effort. Still getting his eye in as a linebacker, Overshown fails to diagnose run plays quickly or correctly, struggling at the mesh point. He is a passive run defender who takes over aggressive angles when he does come downhill, causing him to miss. A lack of functional strength is apparent as he falls off of ball carriers combined with poor technique making him a poor tackler. Naturally high pads allow blockers to get underneath him. Once blockers get his hands on him, he is unable to shed. Hesitating to trigger on routes in front of him costs him the opportunity to make more plays on the ball. Will slow down before contact. Long and lanky linebacker who converted from defensive back ahead of the 2020 season. Overshown has the makings of a playmaker in coverage, showing instincts and very good athleticism at the position. His length and effort bail out diagnosing issues in the run game at the college level. Overshown projects as a developmental weakside linebacker who fits well into the modern NFL with his athletic and coverage abilities. Adding mass and improving his tackling to become a serviceable run defender would make him a solid starter at the next level.

Grade:

4th Round

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Background:

DeMarvion Overshown is a linebacker for the University of Texas from Arp, Texas. Overshown impressed on the field with his Big 12 honorable mention in 2021 and 2020, during his junior and senior season. Even during his freshman season he made an impact on the special teams side of the ball too. He attended Arp High School and was first team 3A All State in Texas. Currently at Texas, he is majoring in Anthropology.