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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: DeVonte Gordon, OT, Wake Forest

2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: DeVonte Gordon, OT, Wake Forest
DeVonte Gordon the massive offensive tackle at Wake Forest is a player to keep an eye on in the 2024 NFL Draft. Ryan Vidales of the Hula Bowl recently broke down his film.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #DeVonte Gordon, #62
School (Code)NCWF
DOB, Class Yr4/7/2000, Fifth-year Junior.
Height, Weight6050, 310
40 Yd DashN/A
Position/DepthLT, #1
Honors/Captainship2022 All-ACC Honorable Mention
Season Viewed (yr)2022, 2023
Games WatchedNCEL, VAOD, TNVA, @NCDU (2022)
Scout Name / DateRyan Vidales 9/20/23

Per Year Stats

20233 GP (2 GS at LT, 1 GS at RT)
202213 GP (13 GS at RT)
202114 GP (14 GS at RT)
20204 GP
2019Redshirt

Player Summary:

Fifth-year junior with proficient height/weight measurements, a substantial lower half, and above-average length. Former three-star prospect and the 90th-ranked offensive tackle in the Class of 2018. Signed with Wake Forest out of high school but did not join the football program until January 2019. He appeared in four games in his first two seasons before taking over as the starting Right Tackle in 2021. Has started 30 straight games on the Demon Deacons’ offensive line between 2021-2023. Appears most comfortable operating out of a two-point stance off the ball. Boasts adequate ankle/knee bend and lower-body flexibility in his pass set. Flashes nimble foot speed and lateral mobility in his kick step to gain depth in pass pro. Will beat defenders to the spot but exhibits poor leverage and inconsistent technique against bendy speed rushers. Possesses quick, strong hands that allow him to counter pass-rush moves and control the POA when he establishes proper hand placement. Uses notable balance/body control at the POA to anchor against the bull rush against power rushers. Boasts decent initial quickness at the snap and displays an inability to unlock his hips to transfer ample power from his lower half to his hands. Able to initially move defenders in the run game using quality head/hand placement and play strength at the POA, but struggles to maintain blocks downfield due to an insufficient motor, mean streak, and COD in the second level. Inefficient mover with deficient athletic ability and straight-line speed in the open field. Has room for improvement in the mental instincts department; Needs work on adjusting to stunts/twists and delayed blitzes from the nickel spot. 

Scheme Fit:

Rotational Right Tackle in a pass-heavy, RPO-centric system.

Power Statement:

Gordon is a primary pass-blocking offensive tackle with intriguing foot quickness, strong hands, and a solid base in his pass set. Lacks high-level instincts, toughness, motor, and mean streak.

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