Iowa Hawkeyes’ unsung hero, Kaevon Merriweather, impresses at NFL Combine

The Iowa Hawkeyes defense was oozing with talent last year across the board and at all levels. There is Jack Campbell, Lukas Van Ness, and Riley Moss, all who had spectacular NFL combines. There is one more piece of that defensive puzzle that was a key piece in holding it all together.

That would be safety Kaevon Merriweather. He was the seasoned veteran on the back end that would float back there and take advantage of any mistakes. He took the ball away four times as a Hawkeye and had 12 pass deflections to go with 118 tackles as well. Merriweather is well-rounded and does so many things right.

He was sometimes underrated but teams quickly found out he should not be underestimated. Merriweather was a critical piece to Iowa’s defensive success and he will do that same for an NFL team soon.

Kaevon Merriweather had a strong showing at the NFL Combine that generated buzz across the NFL draft world as the Hawkeyes continue to dominate in Indianapolis. Here is a look at Merriweather’s tests, results, and thoughts around the league.


Official 40-yard dash time


We sure that's Kaevon?

Development at Iowa

Phil Parker, Xavier Nwankpa talk

Staying in the black & gold?

As good a human as a ball player

Bills Mafia wants in on the action

Do-it-all type guy

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