Scouting Report: Stevenson Sylvester

Written by Rob Engle on April 19, 2010



Stevenson Sylvester


Position: OLB School: Utah
Height: 6’2 1/8 Weight: 231 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.75

Overall Grade:

5.25

Draft Projection:

Late Rounder


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 3
Speed 8 4.5
Quickness/Agility 10 6.5
Strength/Explosion 10 7
Athletic Ability 8 6
Durability 8 7
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 3.5
Toughness 8 5.5
Potential 10 4.5


Linebacker Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Run Stopping 8 5
Coverage 8 5.5
Pass Rushing 8 2
Tackling 8 6.5
Instincts 8 6
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

A rangy linebacker with a lot of experience – starting 37 games. A good character guy and was a 2 year team captain. Good instincts and ability to diagnose a play and blow it up. Can deliver a big hit. Good athlete is pretty explosive. A very good tackler with sound technique. Very smart guy who double majored at Utah in economics and mass communications.

Weaknesses

Very undersized and will need to bulk up. Solely a 4-3 Will in the NFL but will do well in a read-and-react type of system. Not a good pass rusher and won’t move anyone, but he can get past guys with pure athleticism.

Analysis

Because of his size and lack of speed, Sylvester is always overlooked. He’s an overachiever and a great character guy with the desire to play the game. Most likely a late round pick that will contribute as a special teamer and grow into a solid backup.

Experience

37 career starts at Utah, beginning his freshman season.

Awards and Honors

2009: 1st team All-MWC.
2008: 2nd team All-MWC.
2007: Honorable mention All-MWC.
2006: n/a


Academics

Double major in mass communications and economics at Utah.

Injuries

Missed one game in 2006 due to knee injury.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 73 30 43 2 0 1 1
2008 69 31 38 3 2 0 0
2007 86 45 41 3 1 0 0
2006 22 6 16 0 0 1 1






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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.