PFF scouting report: Joey Ivie, DI, Florida

The PFF analysis team breaks down the prospects of Florida's Joey Ivie ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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PFF scouting report: Joey Ivie, DI, Florida


Name: Joey Ivie

School: Florida

Position fit: played NT at Florida, but might benefit from moving to 3-tech

Stats to know: One of only three prospects with at least 10 knockdowns in fewer than 200 snaps (with Caleb Brantley and Malik McDowell).

What he does best:

  • Quick hands, can win quickly right off the snap.
  • Fits a penetrating, aggressive front.
  • Possesses the quickness to maintain spacing with offensive lineman at initial contact.
  • Displays a consistent ability to shoot gaps and make plays from the backside of zone.
  • Uses a variety of moves to disengage once he has an advantage during his pass-rush sequence.
  • Capable of recognizing and reacting to initial failure, regularly wins late in reps with counter moves.

Biggest concern:

  • Weak lower body, loses ground vertically on a regular basis.
  • Fails to display a consistent ability to anchor, plays with poor leverage.
  • Can be bullied at the point of attack, might lack the requisite strength to play the run on the interior.
  • Struggles to arrest momentum on perimeter runs if he fails to instantly disengage.
  • Unable to maintain balance and redirect in the backfield to make tackles for a loss.
  • Ends up on the ground too frequently, eliminated on the front side at an alarming rate.
  • Failed to notch a pressure in three separate games in 2016.
  • Inability to finish evident, missed eight of 74 attempts in three years.
  • Inexperienced, played only just over 400 snaps as a senior.
  • Nicked up, missed games in both of his final two years as a Gator.

Bottom line: Ivie has progressed nicely during his time at Florida, improving every season. He’s shown the quicks to win at the point of attack, but there’s some boom or bust to his game that will make it difficult to stick as an every-down option. Ivie has some pass-rushing ability, but stashing a developmental pass-rusher can be difficult. He’ll at least get a shot to make a roster, and he’ll have to continue to same progression curve he showed at Florida.

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  • Mike Jimenez

    The man is a team player and he is a true 3-tech that played NT at Florida because of need. (If you eveluate him correctly, he has only upside) He had a insane Pro Day, put up numbers better than most DTs at the NFL Draft. He will be a steal for some team! As Booger McFarland has said, “Joey Ivie really impressed me, he will get drafted late but will play 10 years in NFL.”

    • Mike Jimenez

      *at the NFL Combine