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2022 NFL Draft Prospect: Tyarise Stevenson, DT, University of Tulsa

Tyarise Stevenson Tulsa NFL Draft 2022
The 2022 NFL Draft Class is already here, and I am already dropping one of my biggest diamonds in the class. Tyarise Stevenson, you better say his name because he is a big dude!

Every year, I find a player that I love on film. I found my guy early last year. Tulsa’s Zaven Collins went in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, and when you watch his highlights you notice something up front that should make you smile. It is a MASSIVE MAN taking up two players damn near every play. That man usually does not get tons of stats, and that man usually does not get the accolades like the player racking up the stats, but when I see a player that dominates week in and week out, I have to pump him up.

That player is Tulsa nose tackle Tyarise Stevenson. If you have not watched this kids film you are missing out. Number 97 is a freaking house. He stands at 6’3, and weighs 352 pounds. When you watch Zaven Collins film, you watch the defensive line and guys like Jaxon Player and Stevenson are pushing offensive lineman around, cloggin lanes, and forcing the running backs and quarterbacks to make decisions.

Stevenson had just 17 tackles last year, but he has 35 career games with 18 starts. He is a space eater, and reminds me a lot of Jordan Phillips the former Bills and current Cardinals defensive tackle. Stevenson is from Donadlsonville, Louisiana and grew up a Cleveland Browns fan. Could you imagine this guy with Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett on each side of him? BANANAS I TELL YOU!

Stevenson is a player you better start talking about now, you will look smart down the road. If he can put up similar stats to Tyler Shelvin from LSU he could hear his name on draft night.

The defensive tackle class was horrible last year, but this year will be much better. I love what Stevenson can bring to a team. He is super athletic and has great moves. He is not just a space eater, he is a damn force in the middle of the field.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

Tyarise Stevenson spent his entire high school career on the offensive line, but also played defensive tackle. He is now using the knowledge from playing offensive line to abuse offensive lineman. Stevenson has a nasty first step, he is powerful as hell, and he actually has moves. Most big guys just push, but Stevenson has a swim, can spin on you and dominate you with his rip move. He is one of my diamonds, and I never usually put a diamond out this early, but you can consider it an early Christmas Present! – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds – Owner

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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