Evaluation Period: Eleven Nevada Defensive Players to Watch

Although 17 Nevada prospects currently hold, the list of players is expected to continue to grow this season. With college programs starting the process of visiting programs for the spring, here’s eleven defensive players that could see FBS offers on the table in the near future:

Safety

0 STARS


Las Vegas

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 172.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

undecided


Fresh off of blazing an electronic 4.51 40 time, Edward is a player that appears ready to to breakout as a defensive back prospect. Lining up as a safety for his junior season, Edward has the skill to develop as a corner or safety in college with great leaping skill and burst. A strong tackler and pass defender, he should easily impress suitors.

Cornerback

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Las Vegas

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 172.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

undecided


Another versatile defensive back, Herron shows great awareness as a pass defender while doubling strong tackler as well. He diagnosis plays quickly showing the ability to locate the football while maintaining good position in coverage.

The Aggies last two top defensive backs landed at Southern Utah and Herron should have options on the table soon as well.

(BYU offered 4/19/17)

Defensive tackle

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North Las Vegas

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 315.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

undecided


A powerful and disruptive lineman, Carmena plays the game with burst and aggressiveness off the snap. With impressive straight line speed, he closes on the ball quickly and has the ability to make plays versus the pass.

Carmena could have several offers by the summer.

Inside linebacker

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Reno

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 205.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

undecided


Instinctive with good height and bulk, Garcia can rival any linebacker prospect in the nation in production. He brings explosion off the edge with great burst and quickness that has attracted the attention of programs in the region with the skill to earn national attention.

Athlete

2 STARS


Las Vegas

RR: 5.3

Ht: 5'10.0"

Wt: 174.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

undecided


A versatile defender that can develop at corner or safety, Bell is a speedy player with a great nose for the ball as a tackler and pass defender. With great awareness and the ability to close on the ball quickly, he has the production on the field that should see programs consider putting a hat on the table.

Outside linebacker

2 STARS

San Diego State
Las Vegas

RR: 5.4

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 220.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

S. Diego St.

A player with the versatility to play defensive end or linebacker, brings great speed off the edge. Showing the instincts to be a playmaker behind the line of scrimmage and deliver big hits, Bellinger has high upside that should draw programs' attention.

Cornerback

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Las Vegas

RR: 0.0

Ht: 5'10.0"

Wt: 180.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

undecided


Fox has the speed, feet and physicality on the edge to develop into a standout corner at the next level. A leaper, he has the coverage skill to draw an early offer from programs that stop in to take a look.

Cornerback

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Las Vegas

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 175.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

undecided


Another Liberty defensive back, Ware is aggressive in coverage and a strong tackler on the edge. With the the frame to play corner or safety, he is a standout in man or zone with high upside in the secondary.

Strongside defensive end

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Spring Creek

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 245.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

undecided


A physical player on the edge with good pass rush upside and the ability to stuff the run, Oliphant also bring a developable body. With good lateral quickness along with a great motor, Oliphant can add to the growing list of high quality college players developed in rural Nevada.

Outside linebacker

0 STARS


Las Vegas

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 200.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

undecided


Nellems has the athletic skills that rate among the top linebacker prospects in the west region with great speed at the position. He has the ability to track down the ball in pursuit and the strength to stack-and-shed at the point of attack.

Cornerback

0 STARS


North Las Vegas

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 166.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

undecided


An explosive leaper, Miller produced big plays in coverage as a junior while being a great open field tackler making several big plays in the clutch. Smooth in coverage with great feet, his upside on the edge should draw programs with high physical upside.