Liberty Defensive Tackle Jibrille Fewell Impresses at Pro Day

As many scouts and NFL personnel came out to Liberty University’s March 3rd Pro Day for a continued evaluation of highly touted cornerback Walt Aikens, his teammate Jibrille Fewell continued to make a name for himself in front of the large crowd. Fewell, a 6’0″ 300 lb. Defensive Tackle from Rock Hill, South Carolina, finished his senior season with 32 tackles, three tackles for a loss, and a sack at Liberty.

Fewell’s Pro Day resulted with a 4.85 time in the 40-yard dash and 24 reps on the 225 lb. bench press. Fewell also posted results of a 4.62 shuttle run and a 7.5 in the 3-cone drill. The 40-yard dash time that Fewell posted in his Pro Day would have resulted in a top tier time among defensive linemen, which includes defensive ends and defensive tackles, at the NFL Scouting Combine. As his 40-yard dash time was impressive, Fewell surpassed other top lineman prospects in terms of his bench score compared to the results of those that competed at the Combine. His times in the shuttle run and 3-cone drill would have also ranked among the top times at the combine, all impressive for a man of his size.

Liberty Defensive Tackle Jibrille Fewell (Les Schofer/ Herald Online)

Liberty Defensive Tackle Jibrille Fewell (Les Schofer/ Herald Online)

Fewell and other teammates knew many from the NFL in attendance had come out for a better look at Aikens, but Fewell continued to prove himself and open eyes of scouts for a better evaluation. Following his week’s performance at the College All Star Bowl in February, Fewell drew interest and met with scouts of multiple NFL teams. His agent James Peterson of Worldwide Career Management noted that that multiple teams have continued to express interest in Fewell following his Pro Day performance. Fewell finished his week at the College All Star Bowl, which is coached by current and former NFL personnel, with a tackle while competing against top offensive center and guard prospects from automatic qualifying conferences and some of the nation’s top programs.

“As a competitor you always feel you can do better, but I am happy, thankful, and blessed that God has given me these opportunities,” Fewell said of his performance at the Pro Day. Peterson credits Fewell’s work ethic and drive as key reasons why he competed well, stating “Fewell’s thirst for the game sets him apart. He’s still hungry and wants to show teams that he can do more, and that he can push even harder.”

Fewell uses his size and leverage well to control blockers, while showing great use of his hands to fight blocks and penetrate gaps. Fewell also has experience in both the 3-4 and 4-3 defensive schemes. With the success Fewell experienced on the field at Liberty, in the College All Star Bowl, and at his Pro Day, it is starting to look like there will be a great opportunity for him to find a home on an NFL team this coming NFL season. As Fewell has trained hard for the opportunities given to him at this point and is continuing to train for the draft, he is humbled by it, saying “Everything is in God’s hands now. I can’t wait to see the plan He has for me.”

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