2022 NFL draft scouting report: Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt

Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt

304 pounds

Yahoo Sports’ 2022 NFL draft grade

5.99 — possible first-rounder; possible immediate starter

TL;DR scouting report

Quick-off-the-snap defensive lineman who put it all together in his final season, projecting as a valuable energy piece and disruptor up front

The skinny


Devonte Wyatt runs football drills during Georgia’s Pro Day on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)


Brings plus athleticism to the table inside

Former high-school RB/TE who maintained athletic traits after weight gain

Really good combine numbers in 40 (4.77, with 10-yard split of 1.6), 3-cone (7.45), broad jump (9-foot-3)

Extremely quick off the snap — outrageous first-step burst

Light feet to move laterally and string out plays down the line

Chased down a few ball carriers from the backside

Occasionally asked to drop into short zones — good reactionary skills and body control

Displayed more disruptive qualities in 2021 — two forced fumbles, more consistent pressure

Wins as a pass rusher with speed and power (or both)

Has a nice cross-chop rip in his pass-rush bag

Showed he can turn the corner very well at his size when asked

Georgia defensive scheme didn’t set him up to be a playmaker

Effective on stunts and twists

Good pop in his hands — can shock blockers

Improved steadily throughout Senior Bowl practices and had a productive week

Will benefit from thinner DT crop this draft

Regarded as being a good worker, practice performer


Likely lacks the length to handle full time duties as a 5-tech end

Core strength is average for his position

Occasionally gets feet churning too fast and can stumble

Not a true gap plugger and forceful run stopper

Played in a rotation and wasn’t counted on for extensive reps — rarely played 40-plus snaps

Surrounded by all-NFL prospect talent — plenty…


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